Cuban Sandwich

It must have been Miami Grill where I first had one of these. I have tasted others but they didn't seem quite as wonderful as that first one. I am  thinking this King Arthur Flour Recipe is a good one to try. (I halved the recipe to get 6 half-sandwich servings from it. I made…

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Brownie Delight Bundt Cake

Today's lunch is a repeat from the freezer, Napa Valley Chicken Salad Pie. So I will share another dessert recipe that I have been making for years. It is from a Bundt cookbook that my mother-in-law had but I can locate neither the cookbook nor the recipe on the internet. It does call for an…

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Tomato Mascarpone Sauce and Sausages

Another Capricciosa favorite was something like this. I started with my in-laws' potato gnocchi recipe with canned pumpkin substituted for potatoes and butter. * Exported from MasterCook * Potato Gnocchi Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 2 pounds potatoes -- peeled and boiled 2 large eggs -- beaten 1 dash salt 1…

Butter Mochi

Do you watch food shows on TV? I usually am not susceptible to the lure of ridiculously indulgent goodies. But I saw this Hawaiian treat and had to give it a try. The recipe here looked good to me so I decided to use it. I used regular rice flour. I don't know if it…

Shish Taouk

Here is what I always order at Byblos, that Mediterranean restaurant we found as college students in Tempe, Arizona. The people there are so incredibly nice! The owner even told me what went into the marinade to make this delicious chicken. Here is the recipe I found and am using today. We will also have…

Pork Fried Rice

I love fried rice. Here is the most recent recipe I've tried. This is the last unique freezer meal I have stockpiled. On future days I will probably be eating a repeat meal for lunch and a new item for dinner until I exhaust all my ideas. In this meal, I omitted the wine, bean…

Bastilla

My restaurant of choice when visiting La Jolla, California was always Aesop's Table. That is the only place I have ever seen this dish. The restaurant has changed hands and is now called Apollonia Bistro but this is not on their menu. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this dish isn't even Greek, it…

Orange Julius

When I was young, our Brownie troop went to a cookie bakery and then an Orange Julius stand. It is strange what memories stick with you. Now all the Orange Julius places are in malls. But they still serve this amazing drink. When the pickiest eater I know asked for orange juice this morning, I…

Philly Cheesesteak Onion Soup

Pillsbury Bake-Off strikes again for tonight's dinner. This soup is so delicious and can stretch a rib eye steak to feed  6 people. (I doubled the recipe and split it into 6 servings rather than 4.) Below is what I actually used and how I cooked it. * Exported from MasterCook * Philly Cheesesteak Onion…

Orange Cashew Chicken

I have always used this recipe for cashew chicken. It is from Sue Bee honey but I don't really know where I got it. You can find it here. It is surely an Americanized version and I am open for a better recipe if anyone has one. Still it makes for a pretty good lunch.…

Dutch Apple Pie/Cake

If you have ever ridden the ferry from Holland to England and wanted something to eat, a huge Apple Pie might have caught your eye. It bears little resemblance to what we Americans call Dutch Apple. I searched for a recipe and think this one is close. So that is what I am having for…