Category: Recipes

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread Recipe

I love to try new recipes on family and friends and this one is a WINNER.  It came from this year’s December Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but I modified it slightly and used curry instead of thyme.  It is not what you think!  It is savory, not sweet.  Light and fluffy.  It is a […]

Good Evening, Mr. Underhill

My main objective in this week’s Alphatini was a more-or-less savory cocktail; we’ve had a lot of sweet going on and it’s nice to mix things up a bit. Pun unintended. But we’re on the letter U and, well, I was at a bit of a loss since I’d already used my upside-down-cake inspiration. As […]

Roasted Asparagus and Green Onions Recipe

I think that asparagus is so good just steamed that at first, I did not see the need for this recipe, but let me tell you, it is good.  A lovely accompaniment to plain meat. Yield:  8 to 10 servings 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed 1 bunch green onions 4 T. extra-virgin olive oil […]

Orange-Cranberry Chutney Recipe

I loved this recipe!  When we were dividing up the leftovers before we departed for the evening, this is the one I asked to take home.  The secret ingredient is the curry. 6 medium oranges 1 (12-oz) package cranberries 3/4 c. raisins 2 c. sugar 1/4 c. finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 (2-inch) stick cinnamon […]

Artichoke Soup Recipe

Elegant and simple! This is a delicious soup that I will definitely serve again. 1/2 c. butter 2 bunches green onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 (14-oz) cans artichoke hearts, cut into quarters 3 T. flour 8 c. chicken broth dash of cayenne pepper salt 1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 […]

Seafood Dip in a Shell Recipe

1 pint sour cream 1 T. horseradish, drained 1 T. lemon juice 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. curry powder 1/4 t. dry mustard 1/2 package dry onion soup mix 1 (7-oz) can shrimp, drained 1 (7-oz) can  crab meat, drained 1 round loaf French bread, whole In a bowl, combine sour cream and next 6 […]

Cranberry Mustard Recipe

This makes a great companion to the Baked Ham with Marmalade-Horseradish Glaze recipe. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. 1 c. dry mustard (about 3 ounces) 2 T. yellow mustard seeds 1 c. raspberry vinegar 1 c. fresh cranberries 3/4 c. sugar 2 large eggs 2 T. fresh lemon juice 2 T. honey 3/4 t. salt […]

Baked Ham with Marmalade-Horseradish Glaze Recipe

This ham was the best ham I have every eaten.  Ever.  It was better than the honey-baked hams that you can buy at the gourmet stores. NOTE:  Although labeled fully cooked, the ham will still need a gentle baking for maximum tenderness and flavor. 20 Servings 1 18-pound fully cooked bone-in smoked ham, room temperature […]

Traditional Holiday Dinner with LAFF Gal Pals 2011

The holidays are over and nobody is thinking about food now, but I always post the photos and recipes to our Christmas feast that Carolyn Mueller and I put on for our LAFF Gal Pals.  It is always held at Carolyn’s lovely home.  This year we had a total of 12 at the table. This […]

Dreaming of a Tropical New Year

Because you can always dream, right? This week’s alphatini called for something fit to a tee–and I began thinking Tangerine. Namely, the tangerine liqueur we picked up in Roatan on our last cruise (which has been far too far in the past). A Dreamsicle martini would be the easy route, but since I was thinking […]