Archive for Vintage Eats

Pretty in Pink Easter at the Shore

This year for Easter I was tickled pink, and all other colors of the Easter palette, to receive an invitation to whisk down to the North Carolina shore line to spend a long weekend celebrating and paying homage to marshmallow bunnies, jelly-bean filled baskets, Peter…

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Sweet, Flaky, Rugelach Crescents

For many, this time of year means one thing. Cookies. It is a long-standing tradition to make and gift cookies for friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances…and perhaps even that weird guy in your office that sits in the corner mumbling about his stapler. I personally hear…

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Golden, Crunchy, Buttery Latkes

This time of the year is also the time for one of my very favorite holiday treats – the glorious latke. Now, I suppose I should start out by saying that I am not of the Jewish faith in practice, but having grown up on…

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Giving Thanks for Lollipops, Strawberries and Chicken

This year, I relived the real magic of a traditional Thanksgiving with some dear friends of mine. I traveled all of the way out to sunny California to cook a full Turkey Day meal for about eight people. Crazy? Maybe. At least that is what…

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Wine-Braised Chicken

It has been a while since my last recipe posting, but my brother recently discovered this one and passed it my way, seeing as it is right up my alley for a hearty meal. I mean, doesn’t the name just conjure up a feeling of…

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Help DC Make Whoopie. Pretty Please?

Ok, ok…get your head out of the gutter…not that kind of whoopie! No, this kind is much sweeter. I am talking Whoopie Pies people! Let me start by saying, that every so often you meet a person that really just warms your spirit and strikes…

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Delectabelle’s Dad’s Manly Meals: Guy Approved Killer Meat Loaf

So, I have been posting my thoughts on this blog for close to a year now, and it has been interesting to find my love of all things culinary come full circle. Turns out, a lot of my friends and family are also cooking fanatics…

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brunch reTREAT recipe: Weekend Apple Pancake

It’s hard to believe how quickly this week has whizzed by, and even harder to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, less than a week away. With all of the hubbub going on, I realized that I have been a bit stingy with…

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Arancini di Riso (Fried Risotto Balls)

When it comes to cooking, the Italians really have the market cornered. This little gem of an hors d’oeuvre falls under the category of Italian masterpeice…that which would rival the great artist Michelangelo’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Ok, I won’t go…

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Sun Drenched Nostalgia in Surf City

In the words of Family Guy’s legendary character Quagmire, “Aren’t I just the worst?” (Giggity). Chalk that up to words I never thought I would utter, but what I mean here is far different than any of the funny man’s phrases. I say that I…

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