Category: winter

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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...

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Plenty of Bacon, But No Grief Here!!

It may be that Food Network has tapped into the collective subconscious of the food world with their recent Bacon magazine issue. As I perused my Twitter feed today I discovered this link to the James Beard Foundation’s website: http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/bacon-takes-center-stage There you will find links to recipes that raise bacon to decadent heights, like Bacon ...

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Sponge Cake Roulade with Blood Orange Curd Filling and Syrup

Now that’s what I’m Talking About. In case you were wondering what I did with the Blood Orange Curd, I filled a sponge cake roulade with it. It needed a sauce, so I used up the remaining blood oranges, with some sugar, to make a syrup. The Husband came up with this idea. He’s becoming ...

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Blood Orange Curd

As you may recall, I was very excited about making blood orange curd. I envisioned a reddish spread I could put on toast in the morning, or maybe between some cake layers. My hopes began to waver when I thought about it a bit more; simple color theory contradicted my idea of what color the ...

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Turkey Tetrazzini

This is one of my favorite ways to use up some turkey breast that needs using. The basic recipe is from Joy of Cooking, and I discovered it could have used some salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to finish the sauce, but other than that, it’s delicious and very comfort-food-decadent, especially when you ...

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Turkey Soup

Of course, one of the reasons for preparing a turkey feast is for the leftovers. When you have turkey feast leftovers, it’s time to make turkey soup.

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Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

This was a quick, easy dinner pulled together with some of the leftovers from the mid-winter turkey feast. I chopped up some light and dark turkey and simmered it in the pan sauce to warm it all through. I served it over some toasted bakery bread, with a bit of the coleslaw on top to ...