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Roasted Pumpkin and Toffee Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients: 1/4 cup pumpkin pulp* 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 10-oz bags marshmallows 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1/2 cup toffee bits Directions: Butter an 8×8 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and toffee. Set aside. In a large, […]

Spaghetti with Sardines, Asparagus and Capers

Ingredients: 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 onion, sliced into half moons 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 2-3 tablespoons nonpareil capers 2 4.4-oz canned sardines in oil, drained juice and zest of one lemon 3/4 lb spaghetti 2/3 (loose) cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Parmesan for […]

Marshmallow Lovers Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients: 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1 cup plain or multicolored mini dehydrated vanilla marshmallows* 6 tablespoons butter 2 10-oz bags mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Butter a 9×13 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and dehydrated marshmallows. Set aside. […]

Steak and Smoked Oyster Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramelized onions* 1 celery stalk, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 parsnips, diced 8 oz crimini mushrooms 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tins (3.75 oz, each) smoked oysters, drained 2 1/2 lb stew meat superfine flour (like Wondra) 2 cups beef stock 1 sheet frozen puff […]

Fresh Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla  1 egg 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cherries 1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line […]

OLD BAY Party Mix

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon OLD BAY 4  cups corn squares cereal 4  cups rice squares cereal 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts 1 1/4 cup mini-twist pretzels 2 cups oyster crackers Directions: Preheat oven to 250°F. Melt butter on the stovetop in a small […]

Smoked Duck Spicy Sesame Noodles with Zucchini

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1/4 cup “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 for the duck: 1 1/2 cold, roasted duck (I used Maple Leaf Farm’s Roast Half Duck with Orange Sauce -discarded the sauce […]

BLT Tuna Salad, Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained 2-3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/2 tablespoon tahini paste* 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise to serve: 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced into wedges 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, thinly […]