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Happy Hour Review: The Bonefish Grill – Tustin Marketplace

The Happy Hour rotation had come full circle and once again it was my turn to find a suitable location for the gangs monthly Happy…

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Posted in Baked Goods & Desserts

English Tea Scones

  In the U.S. we don’t do ‘tea time’ but this English tea scone recipe may just change your mind.  Sweet, crumbly and delicious, just…

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Posted in Beef/Veal


  This Sauerbraten dish is a classic German dish. This is Pot Roast European style. Vinegar is the ‘sauer’ in Sauerbraten. This roast is even…

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Posted in Sauces, Dressings, Dips

Indian Tomato Sauce (Kasundi)

  This spicy Indian Tomato Sauce known as Kasundi is a versatile sauce that can be used on anything. Keep in the reefer and use…

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Posted in Asian

Thai Drunken Noodles

  The origin of the name, Drunken Noodles, is not quite clear. Some say it’s a dish to be eaten as a hangover cure and…

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Posted in Beef/Veal Italian

Veal Marsala with Mushrooms

  This veal with mushrooms recipe is unique in that this recipe uses cream. The cream smooths out the impact of the Marsala without robbing…

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Posted in Seafood

Sauteed Cod with Polenta and Dill Sauce

  This cod with polenta recipe is a great summer dinner. It’s lightly floured and browned and goes great with a dill sauce over a…

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Posted in Appetizers Pork

Brochette of Pork With Grapes

  From Spain, this brochette of pork with grapes is a “tapa” and is one of Spain’s favorites. This small dish incorporates many of the…

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Peggy’s Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

  This ricotta pancake recipe has been around in our family for eons! It’s the whipped egg whites that make them so very fluffy. I…

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Posted in Sauces, Dressings, Dips

Basic Tomato Sauce

  This basic tomato sauce recipe can be used in a Creole Sauce, Portugese Sauce or Spanish Sauce. See various adaptations in the Note section…

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Posted in Italian Soups, Stews & Chowders

Italian Chickpea & Pasta Soup

  This chickpea and pasta soup is popular in the Southern part of Italy during the winter months but, hey, a soup this good is…

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Posted in Mexican & Latin Dishes

Bud’s Santa Ana Chili

  This Bud’s Santa Ana chili recipe has been to Hawaii, back to Diamond Bar and now to Santa Ana with new versions at every…

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Posted in Side Plates/Salads

Santa Ana’s Dirty Rice

  This Santa Ana dirty rice recipe is a take-off of the famous New Orleans version. This version has a slight Mexican style to it…

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Posted in Chicken, Turkey & Duck

40-Clove Garlic Chicken

  The secret to this 40-clove garlic chicken recipe is whole cloves, not crushed or minced. The cooked cloves can be spread onto a toasted…

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Posted in Beef/Veal

Breaded Veal Viennoise

  Viennoise means in the style of Vienna and this dish is the French version of wiener schnitzel. Garnishes for this breaded veal dish are…

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Posted in Seafood

Shrimp in “Indian” Sauce

  This Shrimp in Indian sauce is from Chef Pierre Franey as he was trying to reproduce a dish he had and liked. He doesn’t…

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Posted in Side Plates/Salads

Saffron Rice

  Saffron is very expensive but it is essential in this dish. It turns the rice into a beautiful yellow hue and adds a unique…

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Posted in Beef/Veal

Chicken Fried Steak

  Don’t let the title confuse you, this is not a chicken recipe. This chicken fried steak recipe is actually a tenderized beef round-steak that’s…

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