Aunt Dorothy’s Chicken Supreme

There was a lull in customers at the meat counter, so the butcher and I chatted for a minute. Since he had some gray in his hair, I felt a certain kinship with him and risked asking whether his mother had made dishes with cream of mushroom soup poured over meat and various other ingredients.…
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Classic Shrimp Scampi

Scampi is one of those confusing words that in America may refer to large shrimp or to a method of cooking different kinds of meat. When people hear the word “scampi,” they are probably thinking of shrimp scampi, but there are also versions of scampi made with pork, chicken or scallops. All of them feature…
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Michelle’s Coconut-Walnut Coffee Cake

For the morning coffee at church one Sunday, Michelle served this delicious coffee cake. I asked for permission to publish the recipe on my blog, and she was kind enough to email me her recipe for Coconut-Walnut Coffee Cake. She introduced it with a brief explanation. “When I do coffee at church I like to…
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Mediterranean Pork Pot Roast

I like pot roasts for a number of reasons. First, everything cooks in one pot, so cleanup is easier. Second, cooking a roast on top of the range doesn’t heat up the house as much as roasting it in the oven, which is very important in the summer if you live in a house without…
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Rustic Oatmeal Bread

I first made this bread while we were on vacation. I don’t remember where we were vacationing, though I am sure that it was at a resort where the fishing was good. As I review my many failings as a husband and father, I especially regret not taking our family on more vacations far away…
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