Celebrating Independence Day

It's a hot weekend here to celebrate the 4th of July, but an anticipated short afternoon rain may cool us off for the fireworks tonight. It is expected to be in the mid-70s later. We haven't decided if we will go downtown to the Music on Main concert before the show like we did last …

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Cooking Up a Christmas Feast

Time to think about Christmas dinner and get the shopping done for the ingredients. For many years now, we have done a Standing Rib Roast in the English tradition. Having just had turkey for Thanksgiving (with all the turkey leftovers), it is wonderful to do a special beef dish for Christmas.  Yes, a bit expensive, …

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Cheddar Onion Mashed Potatoes

The perfect accompaniment to the Standing Rib Roast for holiday dinner is my easy Cheddar Onion Mashed Potatoes. These don't need gravy, or even butter at the table, just serve them hot.  Great alongside beef, or my Mushroom Meatloaf, Panko Turkey Breast, Dijon Pork Loin Roast, or the Butterflied Roast Chicken.  Easy to make, these …

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Parsley New Potatoes with Sour Cream Sauce

I know I promised this recipe some time ago, and I am finally getting around to posting it.  It goes great with my Panko Crusted Deviled Turkey, or the Butterflied Chicken, or even just a simple slice of ham.  Actually, they are great with just about any entree. Best of all, they are easy, and …

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