Salmon on Toast with Honey Tarragon Cream Sauce

Salmon on Toast

A few days ago, I needed to go to Rex’s Seafood to ask a few questions about their hot smoked salmon. I wondered how I could also turn a chunk of their delicious salmon into dinner. The short answer is, “Unwrap it and eat it, dummy.” It is that good. You don’t …click to continue Salmon on Toast with Honey Tarragon Cream Sauce

Quick Bolognese Sauce

OK…perhaps “more quickly prepared” is more accurate. Bolognese sauce is a very traditional, long-simmering, meat sauce for pasta. My method capitalizes on the “quick cooking” aspect rather than the traditional aspect and may give a true Italian pause. But, I love it. Would that I had veal and pork to add to the sauce …click to continue Quick Bolognese Sauce

Roasted Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Roasted Lead

Ah, Thanksgiving. It is that time of year when I come face to face with the fact that I really don’t like cranberry sauce all that much. In fact, I think it is fair to say that I make cranberry sauce for others, meaning that I never spent much time really tasting it and …click to continue Roasted Cranberry Sauce

Old dog, New tricks: Learning Barbecue

lead brisket

I awoke at five in the morning on Friday to take a slab of meat the size of a newborn out of the refrigerator. I went back to bed for one hour. There was a time when an hour like that would be lost to the stresses of the upcoming day. This time I …click to continue Old dog, New tricks: Learning Barbecue

Creamy Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip Lead

This is a five minute recipe, at most. But it yields a creamy, decadent dip. If you love avocados, this is perfect for you. At the same time, it is not too heavy on the avocado. Guacamole junkies…try this. It is nice enough for any occasion, yet perfect for slouching on the …click to continue Creamy Avocado Dip

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