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Pork Chops in olives and fennel seed with spinach

Pork Chops in olives and fennel seed with spinach

The chops come out wonderfully moist! — simonepdx 5/22/2014
Beet and Cheese Pie

Beet and Cheese Pie

Delicious as a main course or side dish. — simonepdx 5/22/2014
Tongue Stew

Tongue Stew

I would make this again. I found the broth lacking some of the more complex flavors I expected, so I would add achiote and tomatillos. Also, having some raw white onion, lime juice and cilantro standing by for a garnish at the end made a delicious complement! 1/12/2011
Beer and Prune Braised Pork

Beer and Prune Braised Pork

[I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 9/27/2010
Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough Pancakes

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Bread/SourdoughPancakes.htm From the author: "I adapted this sourdough pancake recipe from the wonderful sourdough cookbook called Alaska Sourdough by Ruth Allman." [I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 7/5/2010
Julienned Brussels Sprouts

Julienned Brussels Sprouts

Thanks to Kath Nyborg for this recipe! — simonepdx 6/28/2010
Caesar Salad Of Yum

Caesar Salad Of Yum

— simonepdx 6/28/2010
Consumer Reports Best American Chili

Consumer Reports Best American Chili

This is a nicely balanced recipe that can be spiced up or down; the leftovers are great! [I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 3/16/2010
Caesar Salad Of Yum

Caesar Salad Of Yum

[I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 12/30/2009
Julienned Brussels Sprouts

Julienned Brussels Sprouts

Thanks to Kath Nyborg for this recipe! [I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 12/23/2009
Poached Pears Dana

Poached Pears Dana

Delicious and elegant, warming winter dessert recipe that can be very low fat, depending on toppings. [I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 12/9/2009
BBQ Pot Roast

BBQ Pot Roast

Absolutely delicious; it worked beautifully with a large top round steak, and reduced the initial cooking time by half an hour. I made mine with winter squash pieces instead of sweet potato, and I skipped the corn since my Dutch oven is not large. Served with crusty bread and a side of asparagus. — jen815 11/30/2009
Savory Parmesan Bread Pudding

Savory Parmesan Bread Pudding

I would use a little more "batter" and a little less cheese the next time around. I also added some fried sage, and might want to add some parsley to take some of the heavy flavor out. — dsoromenho 11/29/2009
Vineyard Beef Short Ribs

Vineyard Beef Short Ribs

The ribs cooked up very nicely in the dutch oven, and getting the excess fat out at the end step was simple. The beef bouillon, however, made the gravy both too strong and too bland. It overwhelmed any other flavors. I extended the gravy and made it with more herbs, a touch of brown sugar and some tomato. It was not ideal, but it was better than the original gravy. 7/29/2009
Vanilla-poached Quince

Vanilla-poached Quince

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes [I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 6/30/2009
Trimlestown Roast Sirloin

Trimlestown Roast Sirloin

I might start with the very hot oven and turn it down to 350, cooking for a slightly shorter time, since the roast did dry out somewhat. It did turn out very delicious with its gravy, however. I felt the gravy lacked some depth; I added more salt and fresh thyme to correct this. A bay leaf and onion might have been good, but I wanted to make it "true to the recipe" the first time. Very nice and simple to make, even with these changes. 6/30/2009
rhubarb cake

rhubarb cake

The texture of the cake and the way the rhubarb pieces cooked into it were wonderful. I would probably make this recipe again with less white sugar in the cake batter; it was slightly overly sweet, but overall, this was delicious! — alice1 6/22/2009
Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

— simonepdx 12/27/2008
Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

[I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 12/26/2008
Oregonian - Classic Key Lime Pie

Oregonian - Classic Key Lime Pie

[I posted this recipe.] — simonepdx 12/16/2008

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