Recipes

Stuffed Baked Clams     Who doesn’t love stuffed baked clams? This recipe is from Sandra Conklin, published in “The L.V.I.S. Centennial Cookbook.”     Makes a lot. 5 or 6 dozen cherrystone clams (3...
Honey Bran Muffins     Remember “The Enchanted Broccoli Forest” by Mollie Katzen? Love that book still, but I confess I’ve never made these muffins. Take a trip down memory lane, then perhaps a trip to the loo, with...
Baked Green Rice     This is a great old recipe from Lee Bailey’s “Country Weekends.” Yes, it has a cup of butter in it, perhaps that amount could be reduced. . . . It does make a nice loaf, which is easily sliced...
The Bailey     Here is Grandpa’s recipe for the Bailey. I’m not crazy about gin so I use either a good, light tequila or vodka and top it off with some sparkling water, a perfect summer drink.     3/5...
Savory Bread Pudding     This recipe is from “What’s a Hostess To Do?” This is good for a big brunch crowd and can be assembled the night before, brought to room temperature and baked the morning of.   ...
Braised Asparagus     Let’s start with a simple French recipe that really lets the asparagus shine. I don’t use a lot of butter, but this kind of dish calls for a good one, and in a fairly generous quantity. This recipe...
Miraval Peanut Butter     Here is Miraval’s genius recipe.     Makes two cups, with three grams of fat per one-tablespoon serving size. 2 cups peeled, 1/4-inch thick sliced carrots 1 cup organic smooth or...
Crudo of Local Fluke     This recipe, from “The Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook,” is one of Fresno’s specialties.     Serves four. 1/2 to 1 lb. sushi-grade fluke filet, skin off 1/2...
Cesar’s Basic Biscuits     This recipe for dog biscuits is from Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer.     No serving amount given. 21/2 cups whole wheat flour (can substitute oat or white) 1 egg 1 tsp. beef or...
The Captain’s Sunday Sandwich     This is the sandwich my father, Captain William M. Donnelly, used to make. It is important to use high-quality Black Forest ham and good rye bread.     Makes one. 2 slices...

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Asian-Style Mango Coleslaw With Sesame and Lime     These first two recipes are from the cookbook of a restaurant in Phnom Penh called Friends. It was begun as a way to help homeless children learn a trade and is still operated by...
Brown Rice Grape Leaf Salad     All of the following recipes are from “Salad for Dinner” by Jeanne Kelley. This first recipe is similar to stuffed grape leaves, dolma. A lot of grocery stores now carry grape leaves in...