Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala

…without the tikka or the tandoori. I’ve recently signed up for emails from America’s Test Kitchen and so far I’m impressed and engaged with the content. The latest included a clip from a television segment featuring an easy Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. I felt the excitement and adventure of a challenge since I’ve never had Tikka Masala.

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FnB’s Braised Leeks


Food and Wine Magazine is one of my favorite sources for reliably interesting, creative and delicious recipes. Over the years  many have found their way into my database as permanent dishes I make over and over. In a recent issue, I spotted a small photo on an obscure corner of a page within a big article naming the Ten Best

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Shirlene Disantis’ Eggs Ole’

Eggs Ole; a cheesy Mexican egg casserole with a side of sliced avocados and oranges sprinkled with chili powder.

Bob and I are avid bird watchers.   Wikipedia says:  Birdwatching, or birding, is the observation and study of birds with the naked eye or through a visual enhancement device like binoculars. Birding often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more readily detected and identified by ear than by eye.  

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