Monthly Archives: November 2012

My “Make-It-All-From-Scratch” Middle Eastern Meal

As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, I knew Kurt was craving RED MEAT.  “I can only do poultry for so many days in a row” is the underlying message to “Is that the last of the turkey dishes?”  Continue reading

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Lighter Fare, Tuscan-style

During the summer of 2008, we took an extended family vacation to the Tuscany region of Italy.  By extended, I mean multi-generational– my husband Kurt, my son Ken, my mother Tecla, my sister Tina, her husband Jeff and Jeff’s mom Lynn.  We rented Continue reading

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Altered Alton Brown Turkey Tamales

Today my son failed to wake up with his alarm; he says it didn’t go off, but he had a busy schedule yesterday after school with a 2-hour make-up art class and riding lesson.  I offered to drive him to school and on the way back, I stopped off at the Asian market to pick up the masa and corn husks (interestingly, Continue reading

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Recipe Testing for You and Me: Make-It-Your-Own Turkey Pasta Dish and Ritz Crackers

I was all set to make turkey tamales today; I use the Alton Brown recipe, but I’m hoping one day my sister’s good friend Mariela will show me how to make them authentically.  I had already determined that Continue reading

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Mrs. C’s Leftover Turkey Gumbo – in celebration of Carol

Tina and I grew up in upper NW DC; it’s a very nice area of the city with old trees and all-brick homes.  When my Penn friends would come down to visit (the inauguration of Reagan comes to mind or the Fourth of July), they never failed to comment on how they couldn’t believe our neighborhood was “part of the city– it looks like the suburbs!”  Our neighbors were a mix Continue reading

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Hot and Spicy for Cold and Wintry

It’s cold in and around the nation’s capital; for us, that means in the 30’s.  It’s soup and stew weather and I found a perfect recipe on Pinterest from the Pioneer Woman.  Creamy cheese grits topped with a rich and spicy beef stew. I made it Continue reading

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