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buttermilk chocolate cake

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Classic cake for any occasion.  We made this for our New Year’s Eve movie marathon last year when our theme was weddings and I truly felt like I had posted this! Apparently not! It was really good but must have been lost in the shuffle.  I know this isn’t the […]

Sesame Noodles with Roasted Duck, Sugar Snap Peas and Cabbage

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1/4 cup Chinese “pure” sesame paste* 1/4-1/3 cup water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce 1/2 tablespoon hot sesame oil everything else: 12 oz  wide egg “lo mein” noodles 1 1/2 cups sliced cold, roasted duck 10 oz sugar […]

Modernized Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz fresh baby spinach 1 small carrot 1/4 small red onion 1/2 stalk celery 16 oz sour cream 2 tablespoons mayo 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 3 tablespoons finely diced Italian parsley salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Heat a small amount of water to […]

The Italian Club

Ingredients: 1 lb thinly sliced good quality  roasted turkey deli meat 1 lb thinly sliced lean capicola 1/3 lb imported smoked provolone iceberg lettuce, sliced 3/4 lb crisp bacon strips 1/4 lb jarred roasted red peppers, drained mayonnaise 12 pieces white toast Directions: Arrange 4 slices of toast on a platter […]

Speculoos Butterscotch 7-Layer Bars

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups speculoos cookie crumbs* 1/2 cup butter 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup unsweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch […]