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Sweet Home Allegra

❤️Food is LOVE❤️ Eat UP!!

Favorite recipes for creating and preserving vibrant food. Views to my sweet life too. 

 

Sweet Corn Relish

This is a 1950s era supermarket hotdog relish elevated to the stars thanks to July’s peak Farm Market opportunities and some dedicated...

Spicy Dilly Garlic Beans

Addictive! This pickle is everyone’s favorite, so I spend July putting up several big batches. The recipe is uncomplicated but time...

World’s BEST Rhubarb Bars

I am so addicted to these. The crust is like a shortbread cookie and the goo on top is like the best sweet/tart treat EVER. Of course,...

Star Anise

Any fan of licorice or anise flavor, so prevalent in Asian cooking, is familiar with this lovely spice. I use it in pickles, primarily,...

Dandelion Greens

Spring is your moment to forage these nutritious greens from your property or the woods. Dandelions pack a whole lot of vitamins and...

Brunnera, “Jack Frost”

The first perennial bloom of spring and a foliage mind-blower. So special! Gets pretty tall, upward to 12-24”, as the periwinkle blue...

Baked White Fish and Vegetables

Simple and nutritious, yet elegant and beautiful enough to serve to company! We love this recipe because you simply change out the...

Dutch Baby

Easier and more impressive than pancakes or waffles, a Dutch Baby is THE way to bring the ooo la la to your breakfast or brunch table!...

Mac and Cheese: Topping Tips!

If you are working at mastering the fine art of Mac and Cheese, I trust you have already visited my posts on the Ten Commandments of...

Coffee Tequillarita

I learned this at Rick Baliss's flagship restaurant Topolobompo in Chicago. This is an outrageous dessert cocktail!! Glass is rimmed with...

A Perfect Margarita

Simple (3 ingredients), sublime, and here is how: 2 parts fresh squeezed lime juice 2 parts excellent Tequila 1 part Cointreau or Triple...

Veggie Stuffed Cabbage

Tender pockets of cabbage leaves stuffed with yum and slow cooked in home canned summer tomatoes. Oooo la la! My Mister grew up in a...

Harvesting Pomegranate Seeds

Tis the season! Sprinkle festive, cherry red pomegranate arils on salads all through the winter season! They are tasty in yogurt, crunchy...

Won Ton Lasagna

Easy to make, cooks up quickly, whisper light and pretty enough for company! We have made this for decades and always called it “lazy...

Roasted Butternut Squash Frittata

This casserole is the nexus of my lifelong passion for Mac and Cheese, love for roasted vegetables, mission for breakfast (even if it’s...

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions are sweet and savory Nirvana made from nothing but plump yellow sugary onions, a chef’s tears and time at the stove....

 

Elaine

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