Archive for October, 2016

Cranberry Banana Bread

Makes 2 loaves (3 1/2 by 7 1/2 in.); 6 to 8 servings total
If you love banana bread, this one will be a real treat. It is a classic quick bread. One of  my favorites. Moist. Pretty when sliced.…

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Chez Dining Room: John Lennon

Usually when we speak of dining rooms, it is with the image of a styled, interior design-heavy room suitable for a glossy magazine, a sort of dream dining room with lots of gee gaw kicknacks, paintings, china cabinet, perfect chairs slid under the table, and candles that never get used. In comparison, here is the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Georgian-style Tittenhurst Park, in England, from 1969 to 1971, which is a plain ol’ dining room for some casual well to do folks.

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Pan-Sautéed Lamb Chops with Blackberry Sauce

Lamb is the stuff of myth, legend, and part of the story of the domestication of animals.  It is mentioned in the Bible and were used not only for religious purposes, but for food and wool.  It is a meat…

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Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker-Revised Edition Recipes

Creamy Kheer Oatmeal

photo courtesy design mom

Rice kheer is a beloved cardamom-scented pudding dessert in India. It is so special it is also served for weddings. There are many regional household versions since it is homemade. Here the kheer moves…

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Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls

Bread salads are not only filling but tasty and economical. I always seem to have pita bread around, so this salad is a great way to use up day-old whole wheat pitas. This…

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Small Batch Homemade Sauerkraut


Makes 1 to 1 1/2 quarts

What You Need

Ingredients

1 medium head fresh green cabbage (about 3 pounds)
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
Equipment
Cutting board
Chef’s knife
Mixing bowl
2-quart wide-mouth canning jar (or two-quart mason jars)
Canning funnel (optional but it helps)
Smaller jelly jar that…

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Fried Rice

Fried rice is considered the first step in learning Asian cuisine. Usually books only have one or two recipes at best, so we took it upon ourselves to gather a few favorite recipes from friends who are fried rice lovers for the Ultimate Rice Cooker cookbook. But first, here are some general tips for making fried rice.

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