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


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Oyster Stew Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew, as I make it for Duane and me on Christmas Eve.

Mexican 7-Layer Dip Mexican 7-Layer Dip

I was fortunate to get this recipe from Mary Lou Gilholm, who owned The Gourmet Connection, a caterer who our friends Chris and Greg Olton used on numerous occasions (and so did we). I've been making this dish for over twenty years and it's always a crowd pleaser.

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Hugely popular at our home, I grew up watching and helping Mother make it every year. She gave loaves to friends for Christmas and we always had some on Christmas morning. When she passed away, Sue and I started making it and we still do, every year, so we can have some on Christmas morning.

Thanksgiving Turkey Thanksgiving Turkey

A combination of procedures that resulted in the best turkey ever in 2012.

Pickled Crudités Pickled Crudités

An easy recipe for delicious lightly pickled vegetables that can be used as a healthy appetizers to precede almost any kind of food, or as a salad.

Classic Split Pea Soup Classic Split Pea Soup

Easy to make (but takes some time) version split pea soup that has great flavor and a little texture from the vegetables. Try adding other stuff; I added a couple of leeks we had left over the last time I made it. Chopped them in 1/2" dice like everything else.

Bolognese Lasagne (aka Baked Green Lasagna with Meat Sauce) Bolognese Lasagne (aka Baked Green Lasagna with Meat Sauce)

Marcella Hazan's classic lasagne, updated with my prep notes.  You'll need the recipes for Meat Sauce Bolognese Style and Bechamel also.

Lemon Bars Lemon Bars

Sue obtained this recipe from our next-door neighbor at the time, Laverne Doering, in 1976--the year Jennifer was born.  These lemon bars are a favorite of virtually everyone who eats them..

Perfect Prime Rib Perfect Prime Rib

Christopher Kimball's version, as printed in Costco Connection, makes perfect sense.
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