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Cabbage Pachadi (salad)

Cabbage Pachadi (salad) by Latha Samu

This is a wonderful and refreshing salad from the book, Great Vegetarian Dishes, by Kurma Dasa. This my favorite and has never failed to please my guests.

10 votes
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Green Beans with Basil and Tomato

Green Beans with Basil and Tomato by John Spottiswood

This is an attractive and tasty side dish. The butter, basil and tomato adds a nice flavor boost to the green beans. I've made them with garlic salt and regular kosher salt, both are delicious. If you want to spice it up, add more black pepper or substitute crushed red pepper for the black pepper.

9 votes
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Insanely Chocolaty Cookies

Insanely Chocolaty Cookies by Daydreamer Desserts

Plain and simple... I think I just found the BEST tasting chocolate cookie ever and of course, I had to share it with you. Well I had a little help actually. I was over at Cleotilde's Blog Chocolate & Zucchini reading her latest post, where she described these cookies as insanely Cocolaty, and as they probably would be, after all…

8 votes
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Budwig Diet Smoothie

Budwig Diet Smoothie by John Spottiswood

Someone turned me on to Dr. Johanna Budwig recently. I read a bit about her research and her diet online. While there isn't a lot of hard evidence behind it, she was definitely ahead of her time in recognizing the importance of good fats, and the harmful effects of bad fats, in our modern diets. She strongly encouraged the…

9 votes
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Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Seasonings

Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Seasonings by John Spottiswood

This was a wonderful leg of lamb that I cooked for a Holiday gathering this year. I took a base recipe for Moroccan Roast Lamb from one of my favorite cookbooks - Recipes from Morocco by Sufo. I then added roast potatoes and created a gravy from the drippings. It couldn't have come out much better. Everyone raved about it. I used…

8 votes
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Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) by Nancy Miyasaki

I love spanakopita, but it's too much work. This is a great way to make spanakopita for a crowd. And it's really yummy, too! Just remember the filo has to be defrosted overnight or for 5 hours before assembling.

8 votes
9764 views
Black Forest Cheesecake Squares

Black Forest Cheesecake Squares by Micheline

A Black Forest Cheesecake Squares dessert for a party or a group event or potluck.

8 votes
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Slow-cooker Beef Stew from Argentina

Slow-cooker Beef Stew from Argentina by John Spottiswood

I slightly adapted thie famous Argentine beef stew to be slightly more flavorful...and thus to my liking. The extra cumin seeds, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper don't take away from the flavor of the meat and vegetables, but they give an added kick that makes this classic family stew extraordinary. We had it at our family reunion,…

8 votes
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnaps and Walnuts

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnaps and Walnuts by John Spottiswood

We were treated to this wonderful cheesecake when visiting our good friends in Pasadena. It was beautiful and truly delicious. Marci adapted it from a recipe in Bon Appetit back in 2003. This makes a wonderful dessert for after a Holiday party.

8 votes
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Grilled Asian Pork Loin

Grilled Asian Pork Loin by John Spottiswood

We had a BBQ party today and served pork loin with two different types of marinade. This one was universally loved. It has a wonderful sweet and salty flavor. The kids definitely preferred this one, though the adults were more evenly split. Easy to make and perfect for a large BBQ party! The picture didn't turn out very well, but…

8 votes
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Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
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Rice with bell pepper and peanuts

Rice with bell pepper and peanuts by Mary Shaldibina

Very tasty and fast cooking

8 votes
9657 views
Brownies

Brownies by Kristen Russell

So good...WAY better than boxed brownies! Easy to make.

8 votes
6961 views
Awesome Split Pea Soup

Awesome Split Pea Soup by John Spottiswood

We made this soup by combining the best of two recipes...one from America's Test Kitchen and one from Cook's Illustrated's the Best New Recipe. I think this is a split pea soup that can't be beat!

8 votes
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World Champion Oatmeal Bars

World Champion Oatmeal Bars by Nancy Miyasaki

I make a lot of tasty brownies and bars, but few have gotten more raves than these. Of course, I served them to a bunch of SF Giants fans after the Giants won game 2 of the 2010 World Series...so the taste of victory may have mixed in with the chocolate, caramel, and oatmeal crunch of these yummy bars. Even without savoring the…

8 votes
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