Friday, March 23, 2018

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The “Fruitcake” has been given a unfairly labeled; it has been called a doorstop, a brick, a paperweight; it is said that it is easier to cut it with a chainsaw than a knife. But perhaps they couldn’t think of a better gift to give; and perhaps this one promises to be surprisingly delicious. But only a wee sample, given a [fair] chance, will tell for sure!

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Recipe makes one regular size Bundt cake.

STEPS 1 (fruit):

4 cups (total) mixed dried fruit of choice, chopped

1 cup Amaretto or liqueur... Read More

CAUTION: Please eat these alcohol “toxic & lethal orange and chipotle drops” responsibly. Some folks are more sensitive to alcohol than others.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Recipe makes roughly 100 liquor balls


15 ounces of vanilla wafers, very finely crushed

2 cups pecans [measured whole], toasted and very finely chopped

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/3 white mocha powder (such as Ghirardelli)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup... Read More

Ginger, a root and an herb, is used as a spice in culinary kitchens and many cultures throughout the world. It is also widely used as medicine. Ginger is pleasantly aromatic and pungent to the taste, delicious in a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes.

As you will see from this recipe, making fried chicken can be somewhat labor intensive, which is one of the reasons why it is often made for very special gatherings. However fried chicken is very much worth all the effort to put together!

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Recipe is for... Read More

FYI: an RSVP is not required because in our home our table is always Open Seating.

Beans and rice has been a major staple in our humble Salvadorian homes, like, well, forever. But when you marry these two together, refried in sizzling rendered bacon grease, grease that has been infused with onions and garlic and bell pepper, what you have, then, is the promise of a happy future, of delicious belly-filled days.

When my mother, a native Salvadoreña, would make her refried wedding of beans and rice, the aroma of sautéing onions and garlic would permeate the entire house and out the... Read More

Carnitas, crispy on the outside and oh-so tender and juicy on the inside, are often served as a simple meal with rice and beans and flour or corn tortillas. But more often than not they are requested in a Burro (or Burrito): wrapped within a warm flour tortilla with a generous spoonful of rice and beans; and when you ask, the additions of Pico de Gallo, sour cream and avocado. Why, it is enough to get you drooling all over yourself!

This tweaked carnitas recipe is done almost traditional. The meat is brined in orange juice and fresh orange slices, and root beer soda. The carnitas are... Read More

Life just doesn’t get any better than having a mouthful of chocolate, saturating your taste-buds with chocolaty goodness. See; chocolate makes the heart happy!

And this easy, chocolaty cake is put together with the convenience of a box mix.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

STEPS 1 (cake):

Generously butter and lightly flour a regular size bundt pan (or tube pan) and set aside.

1 package chocolate cake mix (such as Betty Crocker)

5 extra-large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup (1-stick) butter, softened at room temperature

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Many would say that this “salad in a sandwich,’ also known as Muffuletta, is very similar to a Hero, but let’s not be heard saying this out loud, we wouldn’t want to upset anyone.

The Muffaletta—a giant meat sandwich—was invented about 100 years ago, by Sicilian Immigrants that settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. But for this newly-twisted sandwich recipe, the tapenade has been given a modern taste, with the addition of pickled jalapeños added to the olive spread. And then this homemade sandwich is toasted on a Panini grill, for a fabulously wunderlicious sandwich that will have you humming... Read More

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