Lunch

African Chicken Stew

My friend Elizabeth introduced me to African groundnut stew, a wonderfully spicy comfort dish. This version is as easy to make as it is tasty. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 5 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 lbs of small red potatoes with skins, […]

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Greek Pasta Salad

I made this easy pasta salad for the annual church picnic today and it was a big hit.  This version has salami in it, but you can leave that out for a wonderful vegetarian option. This recipe makes 20 servings, so you might want to halve or quarter it for a family-size dish. Ingredients: 1 […]

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End of the World BBQ

We had an “End of the World” party at the office Friday, with the theme of foods you’d want to feast upon if it was your last meal.  As a good Southern girl, of course I made barbecue (what else would you eat for your last meal on earth?).  It’s a crock pot recipe, so […]

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Where Do the Buffalo Roam? Chile!

I feel guilty about going out of town and leaving a full fridge, so I’m always giving away random produce and dairy on my way to the airport. Turns out, that neurosis isn’t unique to me. I was recently asked to rescue some bison, peppers, and other ingredients for chili from a wandering friend’s fridge. This is […]

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Chicken Enchurritos

I made these “enchurritos” — a cross between an enchilada and a burrito — for Cinco de Mayo. They are super easy and very quick, and you will have enough for a party (6-8 people), or you can make the filling ahead of time and make them one or two at a time, if you’re cooking for one […]

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Sweet and Spicy Summer Dishes

Inspired by the July edition of Bon Appetit, I decided to adapt a couple of recipes for our Independence Day celebration.  Both turned out so yummy that they disappeared before I got pictures. Grilled White Salmon with Thai Sauce This is a spicy coconut sauce that was great with fresh Alaska salmon. Ingredients: 1 1/2 […]

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