Believe it or not – An Eminently Edible Fruitcake

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An eminently edible fruitcake ??? That was the title of a 2000(?) Food and Wine article that is now one of my most stained and wrinkled recipes.  I know what you’re thinking…..a fruitcake is very useful as a doorstop!  I too, used to thumb my nose up at a fruitcake – all that glaceed fruit stuck together […]

Thanksgiving Trial Run

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For more years that I can count I have been the ‘Appetizer Queen’ at our family’s Thanksgiving.  While it’s helped me build quite a repertoire, I was getting bored.  This year I asked to do something different, so I am bringing a few vegetable dishes. Now, my main issue with so many ‘Thanksgiving’ dishes is […]

Dinner Party – October 2010

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This month I decided to have a “Girl’s Night”  dinner party – no boys allowed. I chose a casual menu this month.  The star of the dinner was Shrimp Creole, featuring shrimp I brought back from my recent trip to Florida.  This is a fun, messy dish, with shell-on shrimp and corn on the cob – lots of peeling and sopping up the […]

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