Posts tagged recipe
Pudge

Ok. This is just simple, smashed red potatoes.  It will forever be “Pudge” because my husband ordered meatloaf and pudge on our first date (the Flying Biscuit, ATL).  He soon regretted that heavy decision as we enjoyed a concert at Chastain Park .  

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Mandelbrot

My mom and grammy called this mandel bread, but I always heard mongrel bread which always caused snorts of laughter around the table.  Whatever you want to call it, this is a cup of coffee’s and a lazy morning’s best friend. This is a terrific recipe to make with your kids.  I still remember shaping the dough and getting flour everywhere!  There are many versions of this recipe, but here is the one I grew up with (we didn’t add chocolate chips but an easy add if desired).  

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Basil Pesto Meatloaf

I make meatloaf quite a bit. Partly because it has a funny family history:  My Mom’s first home cooked meal for my Dad was meatloaf and it was inedible, but he smiled and CHEWED (and chewed).   He told me he loved her so much she was worth a life of eating poorly (she became a great cook and her meatloaf was fabulous).  On my first date with my husband, he ordered a huge dinner of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.   He overate and was absolutely miserable.  Mostly, I make meatloaf because its a dinner I bring to the table that everyone eats with no complaints.  Praise.  

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Basil Walnut Pesto

Pesto is hands down the biggest bang for your effort buck.  It can be a sandwich condiment, pizza topper, a sauce for pasta, take egg dishes to next level yumminess, amp up roasted veggies, melted over roast chicken, a fabulous addition to seafood and be a secret ingredient in soups, stews, hamburgers, meatloaf. Seriously...there is so much more!  


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Perfectly Pan Seared Scallops

It is difficult to find dry sea scallops.  Typically, stores stock wet (bright white in color rather than pinkish). So often, we don’t get a good sear and a wonderful, golden crust.  Many recipes call for dusting with flour to cheat the technique. Flour isn’t needed!  

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