Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sausage and Cannellini Bean Soup

This soup comes together in minutes.  Sausage and beans are a classic combination  – the anise seed has a light licorice flavor which complimented both the tomato and sausage nicely, and the honey mellowed  it all out.  I got home late on Saturday afternoon, just in time to … Continue reading

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Crock-Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks

As many traditional southerners start their year off with a pot of black-eyed peas for good luck, I thought why not continue the trend into the new year.  I use frozen black-eyed peas so there is no need to soak them before cooking and I … Continue reading

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Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Pure white silky bliss with a kick – that’s what this is.  We served this on Christmas day with a standing rib roast, French green beans and a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.  A simple, perfect meal shared with those … Continue reading

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Perfect Eggs

  I came across a technique for cooking eggs that I found revolutionary – steaming.  At first I was skeptical, but when I used my steaming basket and water in a sauce pan, it was very easy to keep the temperature consistent which seemed to … Continue reading

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