Thanksgiving 2011 Round-up!!

So, Turkey Day is on Thursday and I wanted to offer up a few suggestions for appetizers, side dishes, and desserts for those of you out there who are still working out those big feast menus.  Tomorrow I will be posting a recipe idea for those left-over mashed potatoes, but until then here are a few recipes  (can you BELIEVE it is almost over??) that might make your Thanksgiving spread a little more Evil! Cream Cheese Pancakes with...

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Nov17

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up!

In a little under a week it will be Thanksgiving!  Are you ready yet? I know for many this is the kick-off to what will be a crazy month of cooking, shopping, decorating, and enjoying family and friends.  For my family Thanksgiving is filled with tradition, from mom’s roast turkey to my pumpkin cheesecake.  Along with all out traditional food favorites I always like to throw in something new – perhaps a tradition of its...

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Sep13

Paneer Potato Cakes

In the last few months I have discovered a few new ingredients that I absolutely love! The first of these is a spice called asafoetida, a deeply pungent smelling spice that, when cooked, adds a smooth onion flavor.   A little of this spice makes a big difference as far as complexity of flavor is concerned.  The other ingredient is chickpea flour.  I was inspired to try this from a cooking show where the presenter made sweet potato...

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May05

Mexican Rice

Happy Cinco de Mayo!   Where I live May 5th is celebrated as a day to enjoy some tasty Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican food, have a few beers, and get together with friends and family.   I love Tex-Mex, which I think I have said before, so any excuse is a good when my favorite food is involved.  One of my favorite Tex-Mex recipes is for Mexican Rice.  This side dish is often done very poorly, which is sad because it is such an easy dish...

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