Category Archives: cooking for a crowd

Turkey (or chicken) Walnut Rice Salad

Turkey Walnut Salad This is a cold salad, lovely for a brunch, hearty, filling, piquant, delicious: 3 cups cooked rice, white or brown 2 cups cooked turkey, diced (you can substitute chicken or turkey ham, or regular ham, or even diced leftover cooked pork chops) 1/2 cup celery, diagonally sliced 1/4 cup pineapple chunks, drained […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Crisps

These cookies are yummy, according to my mother, my daughter, my grandchildren, and me. ¬†Meh, according the Prince of Pickiness, who includes cookies on his list of one million and twelve foods he professes to dislike. The recipe comes from a cookie cookbook my Sunday School teacher gave me in the seventies- we had a […]

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Reheating Frozen Muffins

When you make and freeze ahead a batch of quick breads, like muffins, you do lose a bit of quality when it comes to reheating them. There are some ways to help mitigate that. Mainly, you want to find some ways to restore moist heat, and they need to be eaten while still hot from […]

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Date and Nut Muffins for a Crowd

The recipe called for dates, but I didn’t have enough dates, so I used raisins instead. I also wanted them to be heartier, so I add chopped walnuts, and then at the last minute (two pans were already in the oven), I remembered I had some of this yummy brown sugar and oats topping, so […]

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Deviled Egg Shortcuts

Deviled eggs. ¬†Everybody loves them, but most of us do not love to make them- especially since they are so popular, they disappear quickly, making it seem like your tedious and hard work is gone in a second or two. I’d encourage you (and me) to rethink that- the reward for your tedious and hard […]

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