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Baked potato wedges with yogurt and cheese

Over three and a half years ago, I asked my daughters which among the dishes I've cooked for them they liked best. Alex chose the baked salmon with buttered vegetables; for Sam, it was the baked creamy chicken with potatoes.A little over two years ago, Sam turned … [Read more...]

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The chunkiest boiled beef and vegetables soup

The beef was simmered on Friday, cooled in its broth then chilled in the fridge. On Saturday, I made macaroni salad -- one batch with chicken and another batch without for my vegetarian daughter.Sunday at noon, I took the meat out of the fridge, cut the meat into cubes … [Read more...]

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Minted pea and potato soup

After attacking the roast duck with orange-lime-honey glaze on our wedding anniversary, I gathered the leftovers including the bones. I threw the carcass, the head, the feet and wingtips into a pot and made broth. A lot of broth. I strained the cooled broth into three … [Read more...]

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Baked potatoes with broccoli and cheese stuffing

The vegetarian dish in our simple Christmas Eve meal. The potatoes were baked, the flesh scooped out, the hollowed out centers stuffed with mashed potatoes, broccoli and shredded cheddar. Creamy and filling. And even better when paired with something that provides a contrast … [Read more...]

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Chicken, potato and spinach soup

Thick, chunky and herby. The broth is made by simmering together the back portion of a chicken, a whole onion, cloves of garlic and peppercorns. The chicken is scooped out, the broth is strained, reheated and diced potatoes go into the broth along with fresh basil and thyme. … [Read more...]

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Tinapa (smoked fish) and mashed potato cakes

I have to admit that when the weather is unfriendly, my brain goes on vacation. The humidity today was so suffocating and my creative juices just fizzled and dried up. Oh, I did cook. The food was fine -- at least I managed that. But the photos I took of everything I cooked … [Read more...]

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Smashed potatoes

When Sam asked me to make smashed potatoes, I thought she was referring to the salad. You know, like mashed potatoes but with less mashing? I have it in the archive. But Sam said no, that wasn't it. It's baked potatoes that you smash, season and garnish then put back in the … [Read more...]

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Frita Cubana (burger topped with shoestring potatoes)

I owe this recipe to a drained mouse battery. I was working yesterday, my mouse went dead, I needed to recharge the battery and, while waiting, there was nothing much to do. I watched TV with Speedy, he switched to the Food Network, and there was this show, Burger Land, that … [Read more...]

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Cheesy meatballs and potato casserole

It's always inspiring to take photos early in the morning. Not dawn early when the light that filters through the dining room windows are still too dull and grayish. But between eight o'clock and ten o'clock, the hues are just perfect. Soft and dreamy. It was fortunate that … [Read more...]