Dale’s Cousin’s Chicken And Olive Casserole

After the memorial service for Dale’s mother, the family gathered at the house to visit, exchange news and memories and console one another. Neighbors and family members brought food to share. One of Dale’s cousins appeared with a hot dish that Dale liked so much, he begged the recipe. It was actually a recipe from…
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Meche’s Salsa Fresca

Some time ago, with Meche’s permission, I shared her recipe for guacamole on “Courage in the Kitchen.” Since fresh vegetables are still available at the local Farmers Markets, it’s not too late to make a batch of Meche’s Salsa Fresca. Salsa Fresca literally means “fresh sauce.” It is also called Pico de Gallo, which translates…
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Jalapeño Beef Stir Fry

A few years ago when I was out for a walk, a neighbor offered me some habanero peppers. I knew they were hot peppers, and since I like my chili spicy I brought home a bag of the little red fruit. They sat on the kitchen counter in the bag for a couple of days…
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Jalapeño Poppers

Here is a simple and delicious appetizer that is great for an afternoon or evening party.  I made them the first time because I was being pressured to use up all the jalapeno peppers that I had bought (They were on sale!), but I have made them often again, sometimes at the request of my…
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Linguine With Summer Peppers And Sausage

Every cabin should have a stack of old food magazines.  They’re perfect reading for those days when you are trapped by bad weather miles from shopping malls, movie theaters and sidewalks. Food magazines don’t have news stories, political cartoons, investment advice columns or movie reviews.  They do have ads, photos, advice columns and an occasional…
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