Category: Entrees

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Zucchini Casserole

Summers, as a kid in the 1980s, were filled with long days in the pool with my cousins. If you listen close enough I think whispers of Marco can still be heard to this day floating over the pool with inevitable Polo replies hanging in the air. One classic game known to a select few would be bucking bronco. Perhaps not a well known … Read More Zucchini Casserole

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The Meatball

There is something holy about a meatball. It reflects the person who rolls that ball of love out. If I truly love you, I will make you Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s the holy grail of all that is good in the food universe. I’m not saying my family recipe is the best meatball recipe in the world but to my family it is the … Read More The Meatball

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Red Wine Prime Rib

One of Bruce’s thankful clients gave us a great deal on a Prime Rib. Look at this enormous slab of Prime Rib. We stowed away the prime rib in the freezer long enough waiting for the “right” time to share it with the world. We brought it out for Saturday cocktail hour. A big holiday wasn’t in the cards for this beauty but the … Read More Red Wine Prime Rib

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Salmon with Creamy Crème Fraîche Dill Sauce

One of the things that I had wanted when we first moved to the farm was a smoker. I still have dreams of a large wood fired smoker so I can do all sorts of things like a huge pork belly for bacon and large racks of ribs smoked to perfection but until I get the time to build one I bought a Masterbuilt Electric … Read More Salmon with Creamy Crème Fraîche Dill Sauce

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Gumbo

In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the … Read More Gumbo

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Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

Every summer, we take a trip up to Barcelona in Westfield, NY and grab some smoked salmon and shrimp from a local vendor. It is usually a great drive to get them. If we are in the mood and the beach is not full of people, we can look for the sea glass that comes in from Lake Erie. More often though, we do … Read More Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

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Chili Weather

I can’t take total credit for this recipe… I got the idea from a recipe on AllRecipes.com and then worked it a little to fit my needs. I use it with all sorts of variations. I like to roast the jalapeños for a richer flavor. I grow them in my garden and keep them in my freezer which makes handling a bit safer. It’s … Read More Chili Weather