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Archive | March, 2015

Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya

Jewell Parker Rhodes: Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya  An easy recipe for a classic Louisiana Jambalaya made with shrimp, ham, sausage and/or chicken. YELLOW MOON  As a junior in college, I took my first creative writing course. The professor said, “Write about what you know.” I wanted to write about what I could imagine! So, naturally, […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

Pam Jenoff: Shepherd’s Pie Reicpe for a favorite English comfort food — Shepherd’s Pie casserole — made with beef or lamb, carrots and and peas, and topped with mashed potatoes. ALMOST HOME  I’m the first to admit I’m not a cook. I quickly turn away from any recipe that has too many ingredients or one […]

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Béchamel Sausage

Rachel Hauck: Béchamel Sausage Béchamel sauce adds a unique flavor when combined with sausage, peppers, onions and tomatoes. DINING WITH JOY While writing Dining with Joy, I became fascinated with the word béchamel. Doesn’t it just roll off your lips? Béchamel…. It could be a song. Béchamel, my darling, béchamel. I told my husband if we […]

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Sausage and Peppers

Chandra Prasad: Sausage and Peppers (Mrs. DeRisio’s Famous Sausage and Peppers) A simple and delicious recipe for Italian sausages and peppers. ON BORROWED WINGS  Marie DeRisio is the figurative mother in On Borrowed Wings. She is, in many ways, more nurturing than Adele Pietra’s actual mother, Gertrude. Always ready with a warm meal and a word of […]

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Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)

Kathleen Flinn ‘s Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)   THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY This is the most popular recipe with book clubs in The Sharper Your Knife. It’s inexpensive and straightforward enough for a weeknight. In school, we made a version of this with rabbit, but here I’ve specified […]

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Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs

Beth Harbison: Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs These kabobs are perfect for summer grilling. If you love pineapple, shrimp and or teriyaki, this will be a favorite recipe! SECRETS OF A SHOE ADDICT Sometimes it’s hard to be June Cleaver in a Sharon Osborne world. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s – a time of […]

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Pasta Sauce, Tom’s

Erica Bauermeister: Tom’s Pasta Sauce  THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS  The idea for The School of Essential Ingredients came from a cooking class I took when my family and I returned to Seattle in 1999 after two years in Italy.  Our experience in Italy had been a revelation; we had transformed from a mother, father and two […]

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Finny’s “Hold the Spices” Pasta Sauce

Justin Kramon: Beef Short Rib or Lamb Pasta Sauce  (Finny’s “Hold the Spices” Pasta Sauce)  An original recipe for one-pot beef short rib or lamb sauce served over pasta. This hearty saucecan simmering away and ready to serve whenever your guests arrive. FINNY  In my novel, Finny, there’s a dinner scene where the main character, Finny, […]

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Oysters with Bacon, Scalloped

Julia Glass: Scalloped Oysters with Bacon Oysters are baked with a sauce of bacon, shallots and heavy cream, andtopped with bread crumbs, fresh herbs and lemon juice in this heavenly dish. THE WIDOWER’S TALE The hero of my new novel, The Widower’s Tale, is a 70-year-old man named Percy Darling, recently retired and living alone—yet vigorous […]

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Lamb Burgers, Spicy

Michele Scott’s Spicy Lamb Burgers and Wine Pairing This recipe comes from chapter two of A Vintage Murder. Nikki and her boss-turned-boyfriend Derek Malveaux are having lunch together at a café in The Barossa Valley of Australia. They’re discussing the interesting turn of events at The Hahndorf Winery: the filming of a movie starring diva actress […]

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