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Roasted Golden Beet and Apple Puree

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


I met a woman at a party not too long ago and we bonded over our mutual love of cooking. Talk turned to our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, and she said that one of hers was the Beet Puree in the original Silver Palate Cookbook. Read more…

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Dolly’s Recipes, from My Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 10th, 2014


My mother left this earth almost nine years ago and I miss her everyday. She had an interesting life starting as “doll baby” born on a Texas farm.

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White Asparagus Gratin

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Growing up in Germany in the early 60s made for many interesting childhood memories, but few of them had anything to do with vegetables. We ate a lot of canned fruits and vegetables from the military P/X in those days—not much to remember about those items except they tasted great to childhood me even though they were mushy and laden with either sugary syrup or lots of salt. Read more…

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Irish Potato Pancakes

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day is Monday and in honor of those of us with some “Irish” in us—today’s recipe is for a delicious side dish of potato pancakes. Read more…

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Green Beans, Grapes and Mushrooms in Port Wine Reduction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014



A nice way to cook a special dinner for family or company is to grill or roast a simple meat or fish and then fuss a little bit over a vegetable dish to go along with it. I was recently watching an old PBS show about the cuisine at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Read more…

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Cornbread Dressing, Davis Family Recipe

Sunday, November 24th, 2013


My grandmother and my mother’s cooking is referenced frequently here on Sauce and Sensibility, because they had such a profound influence on me in the years when I was learning my way around the kitchen. Read more…

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