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Dad’s Seafood Gumbo

Dad’s Seafood Gumbo

  Dad’s Seafood Gumbo recipe (Serves 4-5 people) Ingredients 1 bunch parsley 1 bunch cilantro 1 lb uncooked, unpeeled large shrimp 1 lb Andouille sausage (or you can substitute kielbasa if Andouille is not available) 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 stalks...
Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad

Refreshing Orzo Salad Serves 8 There are many orzo salad recipes available, but I like this one best. It is easy, crunchy, and lasts for days. It is adapted from food writer Sheryl Julian’s version that appeared many years ago in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. I’ve...
Dad’s Shrimp Dip

Dad’s Shrimp Dip

Dad’s Quick and Easy Shrimp Dip With summer fast approaching, here is a tasty shrimp dip that is easy to make and is always popular with a crowd. Ingredients: 2 cans of tiny shrimp 16 ounce container of sour cream 1 package of dry onion soup mix salt and pepper...
The Story of the Easter Lamb Cake

The Story of the Easter Lamb Cake

The Easter Cake Disaster   When I was a child, one of my grandmother’s Easter traditions was to make adorable butter lambs for our Easter table. Grandmother prepared several of these lambs – pressing softened butter into fragile plastic molds that she later decorated...
My first Passover Seder

My first Passover Seder

Reflections on Seder Earlier this week I attended my first Passover Seder and it was a memorable experience. I was raised Catholic and until adulthood I had never heard of a Seder.   For those of you who are not Jewish, this is a ritual dinner that marks the beginning...