Category Archive: Lacy Chowchow Recipes

Jun 24

Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs – Inspired by Giada-

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Ingredients Couscous: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Israeli couscous (or barley or orzo) 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 medium green apple, diced 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted, see Cook’s Note …

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May 26

Drop Dead Kick Ass Sangria

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My apologies – I have no idea where this recipe comes from Serves 8  or 4 thirsty friends or 2 lonely friends 750 ml bottle red wine (like Clos du Bois Rouge) 1 cup Grand Marnier 1 cup rum 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup …

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May 11

Drop Dead Kick Ass Lemon Semifreddo

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This recipe is inspired from Giada’s Citrus Semifreddo.  Moved a few things around and it is a major crowd pleaser. Can be made up to 3 days in advance which is wonderful. Not local but life is short!  This dessert is truly belongs with the best there is!   Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 ounces …

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Apr 19

Drop Dead Kick Ass Lemon Curd Bread

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This recipe will make you weep with joy! braided lemon bread sponge 3/4 cup warm water 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon instant yeast 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour dough all of the sponge 3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sugar 2 …

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Feb 25

1, 2, 3, Easy – Sausage and Spaghetti Squash


Super easy and very healthy! No carb but very filling and satisfying.  It was originally a food network recipe but I lightened it up a bit. 1 small spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 8 links Chicken Sausage 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 medium onion, halved and thinly …

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Feb 05

Dad Rittberger’s Puff Pancakes


Dad has been gone a couple of years now. I miss him every day. Cooking family recipes like this makes him feel closer.  Dad and Maddy are enjoying a day by the pond.  He loved that dog so. Wish I could make this for him!   Puff Pancakes 1/4 tsp salt 4 large eggs 1 …

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Feb 05

My New Comfort Food – Chapchae


A couple of weeks ago a friend and I went to a restaurant in Albany, Mingle. The Lady will  review in the restaurant shortly. We ate a dish there that caused  a new addiction. My new found comfort food is Chapchae.  Chapchae is one of the most popular noodle dishes in Korea, and also seems to …

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Feb 04

Dad’s Saltimbocca

SALTIMBOOCA 6 slices veal scaloppine 6 slices lean prosciutto 16 leaves fresh sage Black pepper 1 tablespoon flour 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup white wine Salt * Flatten the slices of veal and cut each slice into pieces of about 3″ x 3″. * Cut the prosciutto into the same sizes as the veal. * Place …

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Feb 04

Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

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Close to being the perfect cookie. Chewy but crispy on the edges. Has Chocolate but oats to make you feel a bit healthier. Perfect comfort food for a fall day or a winter day or a spring day.. You get what I mean. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground …

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Feb 03

Greek Chicken Lemon Soup – Super easy in a Slow Cooker

I never get tired of this soup! It just keeps getting better and better. This recipe is super easy and it doesn’t miss.   SERVES 8 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite-size pieces 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 ribs celery coarsely chopped Zest of 1 lemon, …

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