Cook: Nut-Free Basil Pesto
Citrus / Dips / Healthy Choices / Italian Food / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Summer Recipes / Vegetables / Vegetarian

Cook: Nut-Free Basil Pesto

The basil growing in the Two Recipes Garden was looking a little scraggly, which is to be expected in the first weeks of October.  I held on to it as long as I could, watering it, pruning it, and generally making it as happy as I knew how to, but like all things Summer, they … Continue reading

Cook: Hatch Chile Salsa Verde
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Cook: Hatch Chile Salsa Verde

It’s Hatch chile season!  If you’ve never been to New Mexico, let me tell you about Hatch chiles.  Grown in the Hatch valley in New Mexico, they’re a long green pepper that ranges in spice level from very mild to jalapeno-level spice.  In New Mexico they’re a staple–the green chili there, not the pepper but the … Continue reading

Cook: Charred Fresh Corn Salsa with Avocado
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Cook: Charred Fresh Corn Salsa with Avocado

Every couple of weeks or so, our little group here in PA has a game night.  We’re all pretty big gamers; I personally come from a long line of card sharks.  My grandmother didn’t love much more than she loved playing cards.  So every once in a while we’ll set up some tables, bring out … Continue reading

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Cook: Baked Greek Chicken Meatballs with Tzatziki

I’ve been slightly under the weather today, but not enough to actually warrant being “sick.”  I’m just enough under the weather that I’ve been hearing something rustling on my kitchen table all day, but just now found the energy or curiosity to look over and see that it’s the wind moving the magazine sitting there. … Continue reading

Cook: Buttermilk Brined Old Bay Wings with White BBQ Sauce
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Cook: Buttermilk Brined Old Bay Wings with White BBQ Sauce

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to participate in a celebration for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and their 100 Year anniversary.  For 100 years, the people at Hellmann’s have been making, in my opinion, a superior product.  Hellmann’s mayonnaise makes things better.  When I was asked to participate in this recipe contest, I jumped at … Continue reading

Cook: Creamy Baked Corn Dip
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Cook: Creamy Baked Corn Dip

This weekend is Memorial Day, and people will be celebrating the long weekend with barbecues, pool parties, cold beverages, and potlucks.  If you’re my family, you’d be celebrating with a pool volleyball tournament gone rogue that we lovingly call ManBall.  ManBall is a two-day long tournament complete with a trophy and bragging rights for the … Continue reading