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Thanksgiving Menu

Posted on November 24th, 2011, by Trina

Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey: brined a la Alton Brown. Next year: use Sunset’s brine, it’s easier. Stuffing: from Sunset. I used a stick of butter instead of a tablespoon and then drained it off and made the gravy with it later. I used sage instead of rosemary. Next year: use half as many shrooms, cube bread [...]

The Rapture

Posted on May 21st, 2011, by Trina

A new drink, by Dan. Rum, ice, orange, pineapple, mango juice, lime. Shake, pour, drink, discuss the life and times of Harold Camping.


Posted on March 12th, 2011, by Trina

Lemonade 1 part sugar 2 parts lemon juice 6 parts water

Baked Potato Soup

Posted on February 17th, 2011, by Trina

Recipe adapted from Kellie. Baked Potato Soup 4 large baking potatoes (8 small) 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup flour 6 cups milk 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 green onions, chopped 1 1/4 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded The original recipe called for bacon and sour cream, as well. I skipped those for time and [...]

Do you know the biscuit girl?

Posted on January 12th, 2011, by Trina

Last night I made chicken soup in the crock pot while we played the afternoon away at the park. Since we have a fridge full of leftovers, tonight we had leftover chicken soup, but Tweety and I made biscuits to rev up the soup a little so it didn’t seem quite so leftover-y. Rolled Biscuits, [...]

Curry dinner

Posted on January 9th, 2011, by Trina

I had been wanting to try this chicken recipe for a while, recommended by a number of friends, but I knew it wasn’t up Mike’s alley. He also wanted a spicy lamb curry, and that’s DEFINITELY not up my alley. After putting it off for a while, I finally decided to make both tonight. They [...]

Another day, another cooking adventure

Posted on January 3rd, 2011, by Trina

I made chocolate peppermint lava cakes for Christmas dinner and had some leftovers. Darn! Another excuse to turn on the oven to heat up a bit tonight. Double darn! Chocolate Peppermint Molten Cakes Makes 4 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter 5 oz. High Quality Bittersweet Chocolate (Valrhona, and Scharffenberger seem to be easy to find) 2 [...]


Posted on January 1st, 2011, by Trina

It’s been nearly a year since I posted. Let’s try this again! Today: Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread 1lb black eyed peas (these were from our CSA), soaked overnight 1 ham shank 1 onion, diced Drain peas, add onion and ham. Cover with water. Simmer over medium- low heat for about 2 hours or until [...]

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Pumpkins and Pinwheels

Posted on October 3rd, 2009, by Trina

With Click and Clack my usual weekend companions and the return of pumpkin to lattes and scones, it can only mean it’s time for Fall Hell (or Fall Swell if you’re not teaching) in the high school test prep business. I’ve been working an insane number of hours and an insane schedule: days up to [...]

More on Pizza

Posted on January 11th, 2009, by Trina

As per our tradition, we had homemade pizzas tonight for dinner. I froze the rest of the dough from last week and took it out to thaw late this morning. It always seems to taste better after it’s been frozen for some reason. Whether it’s the fact it “magically” appears or the dough has sufficient [...]