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Another Fish Dish

Sadly, this isn’t tonight’s dinner. I cooked it several weeks ago and just now got around to pulling it off the camera. It was very tasty, though. A very light dusting of flour on some thinner than normal grouper filets. Served with some nice mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.

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Roasted Garlic Soup

Sunday night was chilly here in Birmingham. Decided to warm things up with something simple–that, and the cabinets didn’t really hold loads of food as I have been avoiding the grocery store. Settled on a variation of garlic soup. Roasted Garlic Soup 1 head garlic 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 1 clove […]

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A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Not much to say here. Here’s what we had for lunch today. Apple pie from Whole Foods was dessert–and I’m warming that up now.

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Vegetarian Sandwich

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Well, I haven’t really been doing a lot of cooking the last week (made several homemade sourdough pizzas, but those just all look the same in photos). Here’s a sandwich I made for Ann’s birthday last week. Fresh Big Sky Bakery bread (a Birmingham bakery), fresh veggies and blue corn chips. It is pretty similar […]

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Pan-Seared Trout with Capers and Butter

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  Cooked some wonderful trout last night. Pretty simple, really. (recipe below) Served with fresh spinach sauted in a little olive oil with chopped garlic and new potatoes roasted with garlic, fresh rosemary and a splash of olive oil. Seared Rainbow Trout 2 10-ounce trout filets salt and pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour canola oil […]

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Eggplant, Mushroom and Pepper Pasta

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A quick, toss-together meal last night of sauteed eggplant, garlic, red bell pepper and yellow onion along with some fresh herbs (basil, oregano, and parsley) tossed with penne pasta and finished with a little white wine and fat-free half and half–yes, I know, not the best thing in the world, but it seems to work […]

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Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Wow. Looking back on some old CD backups from the late 1990’s, I found about a dozen letters I sent to family (mainly Mama and Papa but also Aunt Gladys and others). Interesting stuff. I also found some old recipes I developed when I worked at Weight Watchers. This Bread Pudding recipe actually got a […]

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Sourdough Pizza…again

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Another pizza. I’ve decided that cooking mushrooms first (as I did here) really adds another layer of flavor to the pizza. Although wild mushrooms would have made this even better, plain button mushrooms did the trick here. Cooked with garlic and red bell peppers in a little olive oil and finished with a splash of […]

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Sunday Night Dinner at the Watts House

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  We also had fried okra. The pork chop was excellent. The corn cakes (corn meal and buttermilk) were tasty as was the chow chow purchased at Pepper Place Farmers Market here in Birmingham. The lima beans were cooked with okra. The turnip greens were a little bitter for my taste, though I enjoyed them. […]

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Fried Green Tomato Salad

Fried Green Tomato Salad: If there’s one thing better than a beautiful and ripe Alabama tomato, it has to be a tart, green Alabama tomato fried up crisp and delicious. Pretty simple dish, really. I soaked the green tomato slices in fat-free buttermilk (They’ll be fried later so they’ll get plenty of fat that way!). […]

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