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Fried Chicken My Mother, and her mother before her, both had a knack for frying chicken; a Sunday dinner favorite. The first time I made fried chicken was when I was in junior high school, and my Home Economics teacher introduced me to buttermilk battered chicken. I was fascinated by the entire process and as…

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Carne Asada If you have read these pages, for any length of time, you know how much we enjoy finding the perfect tacos de carne asada, while on the road. Let me state a fact we all know, no matter our efforts, what we create at home will never match the taste, of what we…

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Strawberry Shortcake     I remember, as a child, my Mother buying those little sponge cake cups, that are always close to the strawberries, in the produce section of the market, in order to make strawberry shortcake; and I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy them, because I did. However, I…

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Baklava I do not remember when I first ate baklava, but for some time now, when I have extra phyllo dough, usually after making a spinach pie, I will make a batch of this most wonderful decadent treat, that never seems to last. There is an extravagance in baklava, because it requires a good amount…

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My Empanada Gallega   I will admit a slight apprehension when it comes to baking with yeast; I hate the idea of wasting food and as I do not work enough with yeast based doughs, the fear of creating an inedible offering has prevented me, in the past, from venturing into recipes that call for…

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Spicy Cranberry – Orange Relish     So many of the foods that we gather to enjoy together, on Thanksgiving, must be prepared either the day of our dinner or the night before, to be at their optimal; however, that is not true with this delicious spicy cranberry-orange relish, which can be cooked head of…

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Baked Apples With Apple Cider Carmel Sauce And Whipped Cream     Have you ever thought about the fact that we have an emotional attachment to foods that directly correlates to when it is harvested? For example, in the spring, especially for Easter dinner we think of eating tender asparagus, just like the 4th of…

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Peanut Butter Cookies     For years, I have given the Betty Crocker Cookbook to new cooks – it was watching Kate learn to make bread, with that book, that convinced me it is a good book for beginning chiefs, to have on their shelves and more importantly, in their kitchen.  My copy is well…

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Pickled Beets My first memories of a “real” delicatessen are in California, going into Canter’s Deli that was open 24 hours a day! The deli had enough neon to belong in Los Angeles and enough of everything else – from good food to ambiance – to be a Jewish deli; however, I do not remember…

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Gray’s Papaya Hot dogs are most definitely a food I must be in the mood for; they are not part of my regular fare, but a good hotdog can certainly hit the spot, at the right moment – like say the 4th of July! For me, what makes a great hot dog is how it…