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Dragonia’s Macaroni & Cheese

I’ve been hearing about this recipe for years now, so it was a delight to finally get to try it from the source. It is intended to be a low carb recipe- its author maintains a low-carb regimen- but now that I’ve published it here, there is apparently some contention over whether or not that [...]

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This recipe was passed along to me by my sweetie Dragonia.  It’s definitely not the sort of thing Jack and I usually eat around the House of Cards, but I was intrigued by the use of nutmeg in conjunction with bruschetta-like ingredients, and it made for a nice change-up.  Depending on your own culinary history, [...]

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Winter Panzanella

In the summertime, I like to make panzanella. When I saw that there were recipes for a winter version, I had to try it. This is a yummy combination of garlic-parmesan croutons, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts, from Michael Chiarello. The recipe is here. Some changes: It took me twice as long to cook the [...]

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We discussed lamb stew at the Amber Horizons-SL Halloween Party, in sufficient detail that I simply had to follow through.  Was going food shopping anyway… — LAMB STEW 4 large leeks (the white parts, plus as much of the green as you dig) 3 tbsp butter + a few tsps of olive oil 1 lb [...]

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I haven’t had success with making a proper pasta carbonara– I end up scrambling the eggs. This recipe seemed like a good compromise– I do like a good poached egg. This is quick to make, too. Serves 1-2 Ingredients: 2 slices of bacon, cut into pieces (I used turkey bacon) 1/4 lb. spaghetti (I used [...]

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Guacamole

I have such trouble with avocado affinage (is it legal to use that word in reference to a food other than cheese?  I sense Brillat-Savarin tossing in his grave) that I forget sometimes just how good guacamole can be when you use one that’s properly ripened.  The version shown in the picture above was made [...]

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Crab-Avocado Wrap

(Photo by Quelconque/ edit by Ace) Quelconque from Sweden sent me a recipe for a simple, yet tasty-looking flatbread sandwich. I hope to have him contribute another post during the winter holidays, as he is also a fine baker of goodies. ********** I usually make these for picnics, but they are quite sating and can [...]

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From my good friend and Japanese Iron Chef co-fan-girl Special K comes this low-work high-payoff dish.  K lives on St. Philip’s in the City of Mists now, but the blood of the Land of Pulled Pork and Boiled Peanuts runs in her veins, and periodically she starts channeling heavily accented voices.  She expresses her regret [...]

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prep time-  5 minutes;  cook time-  35 minutes;  serves 6 For those of you who prefer your tuna French-Asian fusion style instead of marinated, the following offering from neighbor Dragonia will serve you well.  Now if I can just get her to fork over her mac & cheese recipe… 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 10 [...]

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serves ??? Another of the Empress’ perennial crowd-pleasers;  she says she got it out of “some magazine or another”, and forgets which one.  She and I have been known to go through the quantity produced by this recipe together in one sitting.  As part of a spread with other appetizers, however, it can go quite [...]

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