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Fresh and Easy Sofrito

Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is super versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito has … Continue reading

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Navy Bean Soup (slow cooker)

The navy bean got its current popular name because it was a staple food of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. They are a mild, pea-sized bean that are creamy white in color. Like other common beans, … Continue reading

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Zucchini Strata

Strata is a kind of layered casserole featuring eggs and bread. There as many variations of strata as you can imagine. One day, at the end of the summer growing season, I imagined strata that would effectively use garden-fresh zucchini without making … Continue reading

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Bánh Mì Sandwiches

Bánh mì is Vietnamese for bread and is also associated with a single serving baguette made into a tasty sandwich.

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Bananas Foster (slow cooker)

According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica.net: In the 1950’s, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas shipped from Central and South America.  In 1951, Owen Edward Brennan challenged his talented chef, Paul Blang to include bananas in a … Continue reading

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Irish Cheese & Guinness Beer Bread

Here’s a recipe our son, Robert, sent to me on St. Paddy’s Day. I’ve modified it a little so that the taste is pure Irish. This is even better than my Irish Soda Bread. Spread a 1-inch slice, while still … Continue reading

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Mushroom-Lentil Pâté

When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver … Continue reading

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