Month: October 2008

CHILE CHEESE BALL


For all of you party animals and/or people having guests for the holidays, or for a wine and cheese event, here’s an easy and delish as in YUM! recipe from Jane Brownley of www.plainjanescloset.com (gorgeous Christmas items for holiday gift-giving!) CHILE CHEESE BALL1 package Wispride cheddar cheese cold pack1 – 8 ounce package low fat […]

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French Coconut Pie (stolen from Marni!)


French Coconut Pie Stolen and adapted from mystery writer Marni Graff (creator of the indomitable, gutsy and spirited sleuth Trudy Genova) who stole it from … ??? ~Quick and easy and delicious! And versatile~see below. Ingredients: 4 Tbs (1/2 stick) butter, melted*2 eggs, beaten*1 Tbs all-purpose flour¾ cup sugar *1 cup shredded sweetened coconut1 cup […]

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Clam and Sqaush Soup


Oct.24th Clam and squash soup Ingredients: 1 ½ butternut squash, cut, skinned, chunks tossed with 1 tbs. of oil, baked for 25 minutes1 lb of Navy beans, soaked and cooked for 1 ½ -2 hrs. Reserve one cup of broth9-10 dozen little neck clams, steamed open and shucked and reserve one cup of juice1 cup […]

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Poem: His Gesture, Starbucks Cappucino


A poem by Nina Romano Photo curtesy of Free Foto .com HIS GESTURE is so sweet, I want to melt. He’s blond, a little taller than she and stands behind her as she orders Starbucks’ cappuccino rich and tall with froth on top. He gently rubs her back, his hand moves in tiny circles that […]

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A lillte bit of everything, including movie run-downs


To all the readers of this bloggerino– I would like to thank those of you who’ve recently purchased my poetry book. It does my heart a world of good to see those sales numbers change on www.amazon.com I would also like to congratulate three lovely poets from the FIU Creative Writing Program, whom I was […]

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Katie’s KY Derby Pie


Katie’s KY Derby Pie Ingredients: ½ cup butter, melted and cooled2 eggs1 cup of sugar½ cup of all purpose flour1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips1 ½ cup broken pecans (or chopped)½ cup of KY Bourbon Soak the chocolate chips in bourbon for 20 minutes before adding to mix. Beat eggs with cooled butter. Add […]

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Nico’s 29th birthday menu


Here’s the menu for tonight: Calamari in umidoRolled stuffed eggplantPasta with shrimp and peas in a brandy cream sauceGrilled Eggplant with basil, olive oil and garlicFillet MignonA medley of mushroomsSpinach with garlic and oilCake (Homemade by Katie!) If anyone wants these recipes…get in touch:

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FR’s Birthday Menu


Happy birthday Felipe, 70 years young…he walked 5 miles this morning!!! Party is in the works for 15 guests…I made all sorts of goodies with Stefan’s help. Here’s the list– Stef’s recipies:wrapped shrimp with prosciutto and cheesecheese rolls I made or will be making:little stuffed empanadscaponataroasted peppersAsian eggplant Sicilian style…zuppa di cozze e vongole (mussels […]

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Asian Eggplants Sicilian Style with Zing!


October 2, 2008 Asian Eggplants Sicilian Style with a super-duper ingredient to give it just enough zing: Bob’s Country Sauce! Ingredients 2-3 lbs of Asian (the long skinny kind) of eggplants…don’t panic, if you can’t get them—just use regular ones…cut long and skinny, leaving the skin, but take most of the seeds out.½ onion cut […]

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Sarde beccafico


October 1Sarde beccafico Becafico: a small bird. (Silvia hortensis), which is highly prized by Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc. Becco means mouth in Italian.Apparently, the small sardines when stuffed and lined up in a pan, look like tiny birds and are very […]

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