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CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

CHRISTINE’S BAKED POTATO DIP

I’m on a roll here bringing you yet another Friends’ Faves recipe.  The challenge – baking potatoes.  Can you make this without a conventional oven Christine asked?  I’m confident was my response. I have ‘baked’ potatoes before – my favourite being the Salted Baked Potatoes and Roasted Garlic (recipe here), and another potato favourite in my galley is Potato Stacks – an elegant way to serve the lowly potato (recipe here).  But as you might have figured out by now,…

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BLENDED PIGS in BLANKETS with ORANGE CRANBERRY DIPPING SAUCE

BLENDED PIGS in BLANKETS with ORANGE CRANBERRY DIPPING SAUCE

Have you ever heard of the Blenditarian movement?  Well then, let me tell you about what it means.  A blenditarian is “one who believes the mighty, meaty mushroom makes meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable.” The Blenditarians have a monthly challenge going on so I created my own submission, a recipe made with spicy local sausage and lots of freshly ground mushrooms. Divide the meaty mixture into four equal portions. Cut each of the two pastry sheets in two. Then…

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CAPRESE CUPS

CAPRESE CUPS

I’ve been trying out some recipes for an upcoming guest visit and wanted to prepare something yummy for breakfast or brunch.  And foremost, something easy.  I don’t want to be spending my time with them cooking all day.  I like make ahead dishes but we don’t have a whole lot of room to stash pre-made meals. This recipe fits perfectly.  I can make it fresh with little effort with ingredients that I can have on hand.  Some cheese, tomatoes and…

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PIGGIES in BLANKETS (a Captain Cooks creation)

PIGGIES in BLANKETS (a Captain Cooks creation)

He’s back! again… I am so loving all of this company in my land galley lately.  This time my guy offered to make us his special Pigs in a Blanket.  Some sharp cheddar, weiner wraps (found in your dairy section) and this time he thought we should use meat from our fave local butcher. Cavicchi’s makes the best sausage bites, little meatballs, gluten free with the perfect blend of spices.  This time, mild Italian. To keep with the simple-no-oven-in-my-galley focus…

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CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

CHEESY SPINACH STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Want an easy side dish for your supper tonight? These stuffed mushrooms were super simple to throw together and very tasty . I can even see them made with smaller mushrooms served as an appetizer.   I made six for the two of us but the filling could easily have been enough for eight mushrooms.  I really over filled them.     I spiced up the filling with some dried chilis but other seasoning could have been added.  Try tarragon,…

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