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St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so I’m getting in just under the wire to share the recipe again for THE BEST CORNED BEEF! It’s baked, not boiled, and has an amazing, zingy mustard crust. This is what I’ll be having on Sunday – opera performance tomorrow so no shenanigans for me. Really, you must try it. It’s […]

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Hi Friends! I figured I owed you a REALLY good recipe since I’ve been absent from Idiot’s Kitchen these past few months so get ready for a doozy! The Best Baked Crab Cakes! And to make these even more remarkable, you can easily make them gluten free. Hooray! These are based on a recipe from […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner!  Doesn’t that look good? My lovely sister sent me this photo today and now I’m so hungry for a good corned beef St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! For me St. Patrick’s Day Dinner needs exactly what you see here, boiled cabbage, potatoes & carrots, and tender corned beef. Good thing we’ve got […]

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I’m getting in right under the Thanksgiving wire with a suggestion for those of you who don’t have the full meal already all planned out or need just one more item for your feast.  Apple Cranberry Crisp! Actually, even if you have the meal planned, I think you should add this because it’s quick, easy, […]

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, I have a gadget that you need to know about… How to Use a Potato Ricer! I am something of a kitchen gadget queen, although with my limited storage, (no basement, very few upper cabinets) I’ve been trying to wean myself off of gadgets that have only one purpose. I […]

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Honey Roasted Acorn Squash! We have less than two weeks until Thanksgiving and something happened overnight with our weather and it’s finally fall in Florida. It always feels pretty weird to heat up the oven and cook fall foods when it’s still 85° out so I’ll take any cooler weather I can get. Fall brings […]

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It’s cocktail time and I’ve made you something unusual and delicious… Meet “The Greet” – a White Port Cocktail! I’d never had white port before going to my friend Roz’s house for a holiday party last year. She discovered this cocktail at a port tasting event and told me that they called it “The Greet” […]

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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so now is the time to make THE BEST Baked Corned Beef! I am a big fan of corned beef and usually do a traditional Irish boiled dinner of Corned Beef & Cabbage with carrots and potatoes. I’ve tried a couple of other methods (slow cooker with pickle […]

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Deviled Eggs were the highlight of any family potluck when I was a kid. My cousin Ray used to clean my plate for me so I could go back for seconds of Deviled Eggs. Probably sometimes thirds too. Sadly now my stomach hates me when I eat eggs so it is a true testiment of […]

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