Author Archives: Lora Murray

Lamb Stew/Bolognaise

  2-LB Ground Lamb 2-TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2-Cloves chopped Garlic 1-Medium Onion, diced 1-Small Zucchini, diced 1-Small Parsnip, diced 1-Cup Red Wine 1-28oz Can Diced Tomatoes Salt & Pepper to Taste Brown Lamb with 1 TBS. Olive Oil. … Continue reading

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Great Idea!

So you love fresh herbs and you love flowers. Why not kill two birds with one stone! Fresh parsley to use and enjoy. But don’t stop there: what about fresh cilantro, basil, sage. You got it now….be creative….mix and match. … Continue reading

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North Star American Bistro

I was able to make reservations on-line. We walked in and there were people waiting but they took us immediately. The Bistro was at least 85% full. We were seated in a cozy booth. The waitress was there to take … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Drops

Ingredients 1 cup Brown Sugar ½ cup Butter 1 Egg 1/4 cup Sour Milk (add ½ TBS. to milk will make it sour milk) 1 ¾ cup Flour ½ tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Salt ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips … Continue reading

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Christmas Pretzels

So I was at a fabric store and found these molds for pretzel rods. I invested about $2 for the molds and I always keep melting chocolate in my pantry so I thought what the heck. My son and I … Continue reading

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Mock Double Bake Potatoes

   Ingredients          3 Large Russet Potatoes cut in half, length wise Garlic Powder Black Pepper Fresh Parmesan Cheese Fresh Parsley or Chives Sour Cream     Directions       Preheat oven to 325°.  Place halved potatoes in a microwave/oven proof baking dish. … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Ginger Relish

Ingredients 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar Directions In a large saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, ginger, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil. … Continue reading

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Seasoning Guide

Seasoning Guide Us e the following suggestions as a guide when working with herbs and spices.  Crush dried or chop/snip fresh herbs to release the essential oils before using. Use three times more fresh herbs than dried. HERB/SPICE   Allspice … Continue reading

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White Texas Sheet Cake

I recently used this recipe (given to me from my friend Theresa) for my nephews wedding rehearsal. It was a huge success. My pan is 12×17 so I increased this recipe by half. Use extra milk if frosting is too … Continue reading

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Cranberry Bars

                Ingredients Bars ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature 1 ½ cups sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 2 cups … Continue reading

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