Monthly Archive: November 2011

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood indulgences so when I saw this recipe in Ina Garten’s Back To Basics cookbook I knew it was going on the menu.Last night I needed an appetizer to take to a friends house so it was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. Keeping frozen shrimp on hand …

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My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets For Holiday Cooking

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Would it surprise you to know that I love kitchen gadgets? I didn’t think so. There are some must haves that make cooking so much easier. A couple weeks ago we had an early Thanksgiving dinner for our friends so we headed to Bed Bath & Beyond to get a few things that had been on …

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Spices & Dried Herbs Where to buy – how to store.

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There is an initial investment in spices when you set up a kitchen or if you decide to cook ethnic food like Asian, Hispanic, Indian or Mediterranean food for the first time. They call for spices and dried herbs that are not normally in the typical American spice cabinet. Even just branching out and trying some …

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Turkey Jambalaya A Perfect Way To Use Leftover Turkey!

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I know most of you don’t have any leftover turkey yet but bookmark this recipe or print it out to use after Thanksgiving. Last weekend we had some friends over for a pre – Thanksgiving dinner where we served a 21 pound turkey! Needless to say we had a great deal of leftover turkey meat. …

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Indian Mango Dal

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There were some huge mangos at the store last week and when I saw them I remembered a recipe in my “to try” pile for Indian Mango Dal. This is not like any other Indian foods I have had. Indian recipes vary depending on what region of India it comes from. This is a more …

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