Category Archives: Sauces

Thai Lemongrass Grilled Pork Chops

This recipe is great for a hot summer day when you don’t want to fuss in the kitchen. Early in the day blend the marinade ingredients then pour over the meat. Refrigerate until ready to grill. You can use this … Continue reading

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Indonesian Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce (Gado Gado)

It has been a very hot July with hardly any rain. I have been trying to keep the house cool by cooking foods on the stove or the grill rather than turning on the oven. This delicious Indonesian vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Basil and Parsley Puree

One of the joys of summer is to step out of my door to pick fresh herbs from the garden. The bay tree, kaffir lime, curry tree, rosemary and sage are in pots that we bring inside to use during … Continue reading

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Fried Tilapia in Indian Tomato Masala or Fried Tilapia in Italian Tomato Olive Sauce

Fried Tilapia in Tomato Masala is a favorite Indian dish I learned to make from my cooking teacher Farida. It is a layered potato and fish dish covered with a spiced tomato masala. It does take time to prepare but … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red Kidney Beans

I’m posting this recipe for my son. It is one of his favorite pasta dishes and very comforting for dinner on a cold winter evening. The recipe is adapted from one my great Aunt Rosa made. Pasta with Red Kidney … Continue reading

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Gyoza (Asian Dumplings)

On the coldest of winter days, when I don’t have to go outside, I enjoy being at home in the kitchen with a project that may take a bit more time than the usual dinner preparation. One of the dishes … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red Crab Sauce

This is an easy and delicious pasta dish for an Italian Christmas Eve fish dinner. You can make the sauce in advance then just reheat it and add the crab. Merry Christmas! Pasta with Red Crab Sauce 1/4 cup olive … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Lasagna

This is my new favorite lasagna recipe. I love the roasted mushrooms in place of meat. If you can’t find mushroom bouillon cubes, then use a spoonful of vegetable ‘Better than Bouillon’ soup base. I usually make the sauce a … 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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