Recipes

Cafe Brulot     Cafe Brulot is a fragrant, after-dinner drink from New Orleans. It is often served in restaurants, with a great show of flaming brandy drizzled down a curl of orange peel into your demitasse cup. I’m not giving...
Couscous With Olives and Garbanzo Beans     This recipe is from Bon Appetit’s December 2005 issue. Feel free to leave out onions if you care about fellow passengers.     Serves six. 1 14-oz. can low-salt...

Indonesian Slaw With Pineapple, Chicken, And Spicy Peanut Dressing     This recipe is from Jeanne Kelley’s “Salad for Dinner.” I left the sugar out of the dressing and forgot to buy pineapple so substituted sliced...
Raised Buckwheat Blini, Zhulien Mushroom Casserole, Garlic Cheese
Chicken Gravy     I’m sure you already have a good recipe for a roast chicken, but how often do you go to the trouble to make gravy? Here are some simple guidelines for gravy.     Take the neck, gizzards, and...

Dr. Oz Shake     If your kids are lucky enough to have a blender, here is a quick, healthy shake I saw demonstrated on the Dr. Oz Show.     Makes one shake. 1 cup whatever kind of milk you like to use 1 big...
Sauteed Mushrooms in Phyllo Cups     I just made this recipe up. It is delicious. Measurements are a guess.     Serves six as an appetizer. 1 lb. mixed mushrooms, stemmed and chopped (I used 3/4 button, 1/4...
Roasted Pork Leg (Ecuador) Patricia Moyano’s family gatherings at Christmas were big ones, and this favorite recipe she passed along from laylita.com, is enough to feed a hungry crowd and is possibly more than the average home oven can handle...
Chocolate Espresso Chews     This recipe, from the Firehook Bakery in Alexandria, Va., is the best cookie recipe, and I know I have published it before, but it is worth repeating. They are too delicate for long distance travel....