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My Diary

Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you for a wonderful year.  I would like the recipe section to include some of yours.  Thank you for the feedback on my recipes, but I am sure you have some great recipes that you have enjoyed with your family over the years.  I will give you credit of course; just send me your recipe and a picture of the finished product and we are good to go.

This Thanksgiving I decided to try a new cooking method for the turkey called the “spatchcock” method.  This is a whole turkey with its backbone removed. The turkey is then opened up like a book and laid flat before brining and roasting.  It is much easier than it sounds and it cooks in 1/2 the time and it is delicious.  I have to say the presentation is not as grand as we are accustomed to, however it is a great way to do Thanksgiving dinner. 

We experienced a quick frost last week so I had to pick my Meyers lemons.  I have decided to make Limoncello as holiday gifts; it is my first try so wish me luck.  The recipe only uses the lemon zest, so I will freeze the juice from the lemons in ice cube trays.   My brother in law, Stephen, tells me the Limoncello is easy and delicious.

I look forward to your responses and recipes.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!


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Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you for a wonderful year.  I would like the recipe section to include some of yours.  Thank you for the feedback on my recipes, but I am sure you have some great recipes that you have enjoyed with your […]


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