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    Rosemary Roast Chicken with Onion-Garlic Gravy

    Sass Muffin's post about onion gravy reminded me of this simple and delicious way to roast chicken, which I don't think I've posted before. You could probably do it on the grill if you want, considering that it's summer. The original is in The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook, but I have...
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    Dinner 7/9/10

    Salmon was on sale so I'm making this AGAIN tonight: Salmon in Black-Pepper Crust
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    Pappardelle with Sweet Cabbage in Sage Cream Sauce -- TNT!

    Made this tonight. It's a recipe that appeared in the Los Angeles Times several years ago. We've made it several times over the years and I never get over how incredibly good it is despite the absence of meat. Sorry, no photos. BTW, pappardelle is a wide pasta noodle, like fettuccine but about...
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    Quick Carolina-Style Pulled Pork (Pressure Cooker) TNT

    Carolina pulled pork usually takes a long time to prepare. This pressure-cooker version may send purists into an apoplectic fit, but it's nevertheless good and has the advantage of being easy and quick. Printable version attached (scroll to bottom, below last photo). Quick Carolina...
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    Chicken with Green Sauce -- TNT!

    We planned on having burgers on the grill tonight, but the expiry date on all the ground meat at the supermarket when I went on Friday was the 29th, so we had the burgers on Saturday and made this tonight. Chicken with Green Sauce, or Petto di Pollo con Salsa Verde in Italian, is one of our...
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    Good Deals on Calphalon Unison Cookware

    Amazon currently has several good deals on various pieces of Calphalon Unison Cookware. No tax, free shipping on most. Calphalon Unison Nonstick 13-Inch Flatbottom Wok with Lid: List: $250.00; Amazon: $99.99 Calphalon Unison Slide Nonstick 12-Inch Covered Omelette Pan...
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    Macaroni & Cheese w/ Green Chiles & Ham! THT

    This is an old family favorite. It first appeared in the Los Angeles Times Food Section sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, I think. My wife copied it and we've made it every now and then since, in part because my daughter liked it, as do my grandkids (although we leave out the chiles when we make...
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    I Don't Care Much for Slow Cookers!

    There. I said it. Someone tell my wife. My wife Sue insisted on buying one recently, even though we had one years ago and dumped it because we didn't much care for the results. However, my daughter likes hers because she works unpredictable hours (she's a lawyer) and needs to plan good dinners...
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    Pizza Meatloaf -- TNT!!

    I love meatloaf. Always have -- my mother made a good version, albeit pretty basic. My wife loves it, too, and we make several different versions over the course of a year, some beef, some turkey, some force meat. This one, however is a family favorite and considered to be comfort food in our...
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    Outrageous Deal on Laguiole Corkscrews!

    Check out this deal on Laguiole Corkscrews: Horn Scales for $79.50: Deer Wood Scales for $65.80: Laguiole is NOT a brand name, it's a region in France. There are several manufacturers in the...
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    Foodsavers & Botulism

    I was watching David Venable's In the Kitchen with David show on QVC this morning -- I think he's QVC's best host, along with Lisa Robertson (she could sell me suntan lotion if I were stranded on an iceberg). But I digress.... David had on a fellow who was hawking a Foodsaver vacuum food...
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    Shun Kitchen Knife Deals

    I found these deals too good to pass up: Classic 6-Inch Chef's Knife, list $144, Amazon $67.95. This is a SMALL chef's knife, but it makes an excellent all-purpose knife for small to medium jobs. Superb fit and finish, very sharp, great handle (for right-handed people), and very attractive...
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    Chicken Pot Pie Deluxe -- TNT

    This was tonight's dinner. Easy and delicious, although i was too lazy to do a real lattice crust. Printable copy attached. Chicken Pot Pie Deluxe ¼ cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large celery rib, chopped 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into ½-inch...
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    Eggplant Parmesan w/ Ricotta & Fresh Basil

    Eggplant is one of the most under-appreciated veggies in the U.S., yet it is exalted in many foreign cuisines. For example, the wonderful Szechuan dish called Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce, the Italian appetizer called Caponata, Eggplant Lasagna, and one of my favorites, Eggplant Enchiladas...
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    Moist Chocolate Cake -- Easy, TNT

    This is one of the easiest "from scratch" cakes I've ever made, and it's really good! Printable copy attached. MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE 2 cups sugar 1¾ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup baking cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup strong...