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Luzma’s Colombian Penicillin

2019-11-13T09:07:14-05:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: , |

You’ve heard of Jewish penicillin, but did you know that a Colombian version exists, as well? To tell you about Colombian penicillin, I’m breaking with tradition this year to present you with a very special soup recipe that uses chicken instead of the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey. I first became acquainted with this extraordinary soup last [...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

2019-11-09T11:32:20-05:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I recently brought this cookie platter to a dinner party.  From left to right, the cookies are vanilla chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate macadamia nut biscotti, pumpkin pecan cookies with powdered sugar, checkerboards and chocolate drizzled pumpkin pecan cookies.  The cookie platter was a big hit, but hands down, the favorite cookie was the chocolate macadamia [...]

Turkey Roulade

2019-11-09T17:07:19-05:00November 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I must confess—I am not a big fan of the roasted whole turkey. At a time when I need as much oven space as possible for the multitude of dishes that I serve on Thanksgiving, the huge whole turkey monopolizes most of my oven space.  I also find it impossible to get the whole turkey [...]

Red White and Blue Balloon Cups

2019-09-21T12:30:36-04:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: Desserts, Food Columns, Fourth of July|Tags: , , , |

Here are two creative, fun and tasty ideas for a July 4th dessert grand finale.  Family and friends will want to participate in creating the red, white and blue balloon cups.  They will enjoy rocking the blown up balloons in the candy melts and then, after placing the balloons for a brief stint in the [...]

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

2019-08-26T11:07:36-04:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes.  This recipe for roasted  autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers.  It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken or beef.  [...]