Archives for May 2012

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

When I moved to Atlanta from New York, I couldn’t believe we didn’t get Memorial Day as a holiday.  In New York, Memorial Day was a big deal – the beginning of summer !! I guess since it’s been in the 80’s since March, the start of summer isn’t quite the same, here in the south. Growing up, our […]

Sweet Potato Fries

When I was planning my Chicken Paninis I wanted to serve them with a different side.  Here’s a simple recipe for Sweet Potato Fries.  I also made up a chipotle sauce to serve with the fries (see recipe below) The smoky sauce with the sweet fries is a nice combination….and come to think of it, would make […]


I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big sandwich person – at home. Ham, cheese, mayo, bread – yawn…….  But make it a panini and suddenly I’m all about the possibilities ! The word panini is actually italian for  little breads – and this is a good point to make.  Paninis not have to […]

Lemon Olive Oil Ice Cream

I first saw a recipe for Olive Oil Ice Cream in David Lebovitz’ wonderful book “The Perfect Scoop”  two years ago and couldn’t imagine what it would taste like.  But, recently, when I made a Plum Tart with Lemon Shortbread Crust, I thought I’d try the lemon variation.  I hoped it would be a great […]

Plum Tart with Lemon Shortbread Crust

A few weeks ago I was looking through recipes on the internet when I came to a screeching halt…… Plum Tart with Lemon Shortbread Crust.  Pretty concentric circles of shiny thinly sliced plums on a lemony shortbread crust – oh my !! I just had to try it. Now we all know that pastry and I are […]

Mint Juleps

Tomorrow is a very busy day – first,  obviously it’s Cinco de Mayo. Second – and important in our family – it’s FA Cup Day (British soccer finals) and then to top it off  – the Kentucky Derby. I rarely post about adult beverages and now, here’s two in a row…. but what’s the Kentucky […]

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