Monthly Archives: November 2016

Chutney Spread 

This is a nice sweet and savory appetizer option for the holidays. I used homemade plum apple chutney for this recipe but you can use another fruit flavor. The sweet tart of the chutney mixed with cream cheese, creme fraiche, … Continue reading

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Croissant Bread Pudding

This bread pudding recipe, a nice alternative to pie for Thanksgiving or other occasions, was given to me by my friend Kim. I’ve modified it slightly to suit my taste. It is wonderfully rich and delicious, a special occasion treat. … Continue reading

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Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta)

At our Thanksgiving feast we always have some dishes with roots in my Italian heritage. We start with antipasti, then the stuffing, with Italian sausage and mushrooms, is of Sicilian origin. We roast chestnuts in the fire while we serve … Continue reading

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Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette 

This is the salad dressing recipe I use most often. Mix it up in the blender and it will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Recently, a friend brought over some pork belly he smoked so we added it … Continue reading

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