Recipes that we make over and over, and that friends frequently request


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George Munger's Carrots George Munger's Carrots


Another Piret's recipe, this is a really good dish that's unusual, tastes great and looks good on the plate.

Cranberry and Port Sauce Cranberry and Port Sauce


We've made lots of different cranberry sauces for Thanksgiving and we keep coming back to this one.

Corn Bread Corn Bread


The basic recipe from the Albers Corn Meal box, we like this better than any other. It isn't as sweet as Marie Callendar's, we don't like jalapeno corn bread, etc., etc.

Cole Slaw with Tarragon Sauce and Capers Cole Slaw with Tarragon Sauce and Capers


A different, savory, Hungarian style cole slaw, my mother made this for years.

Clipper Chocolate Chipper Cookies Clipper Chocolate Chipper Cookies


My dad got this recipe when he was on a Clipper cruise; he added the macadamia nuts.

Fagioli "alla Toscana" Fagioli "alla Toscana"


From Union Square Cafe, this is wonderful paired with the Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Herbs.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Herbs Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Herbs


From the Union Square Cafe cookbook, I first had this with Sue shortly after the restaurant opened (which was a long time ago). They served it with Fagioli Alla Toscana and I had a glass of Qupe Syrah with it. It was one of those meals you don't forget. We've made this numerous time, for large crowds and small dinners, and it's always a winner.

Brie with Roquefort and Herbs Brie with Roquefort and Herbs


Another recipe from Piret's, this is a good savory appetizer that works well for a crowd.

Peas with Rosemary and Pine Nuts Peas with Rosemary and Pine Nuts


Sue's friend Chris Van Hook gave us this recipe many years ago and it's one of those standbys that people ask for and that we like to keep making.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Sweet Potato Pecan Pie


Wonderful variation on plain old pecan pie from Paul Prudhomme. Sue has been making it for Thanksgiving for years; Duane wouldn't have it any other way.

Old Fashioned Chopped Salad Old Fashioned Chopped Salad


Very nice, refreshing salad from the original chef when the Occidental Grill in Washington, DC first opened. Hasn't been on their menu for years so I'm glad I got the recipe when I did.

Hot California Sandwiches Hot California Sandwiches


My mother and Eleanor Lovett made these frequently. I loved them as a kid and I still do. You can make them on English muffins or sourdough bread.

Meat Loaf Meat Loaf


Great meat loaf from Williams-Sonoma, only slightly modified. A family favorite that's good for dinner and makes fabulous meat loaf sandwiches on the left over sourdough bread you'll have.

Braised Celery Braised Celery


Easy, simple, yet elegant way to serve a vegetable for a crowd. Sue's mother made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas frequently.

Scalloped Potatoes with Three Cheeses Scalloped Potatoes with Three Cheeses


This is one of our family favorites for any occasion when "special" potatoes are necessary. Great flavor.

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