Category Archives: Cooking Club

Timpano… also known as Delicious Extra DEEP Dish Pie Full of Italian Goodies

My Maryland Cooking Club theme this month was “Food from a Movie.”  I had come across mention of the Timpano from Big Night years ago and remember many people commenting on how they’d never made it because it seemed daunting. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Empanadas

Empanadas are filled savory pastries common in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal.  The word ‘empanada’ comes from the Spanish verb emapanar which means “to coat in a pastry” which is better known as “delicious.”  I was first taught to make empanadas … Continue reading

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Perfect Foolproof Poached Egg with Zucchini Hash

My husband always helps out for my Cooking Club adventures – he makes a great sous chef and I love him for it.  The day after Fire and Ice CC here meant a special kitchen treat to thank him.  I made … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice: Spicy Pulled Pork with Chilly Jicama Slaw

August Cooking Club was at my house this month.  Yay!  Since I have 7 varieties of hot peppers growing in my garden I needed an excuse to showcase some of them.  The theme: Fire & Ice!  Everyone had to make … Continue reading

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Spicy-Cheesy Tamales with Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cooking Club last month was themed Christmas in July and before I read the actual text of the evite I must admit I thought she was nuts.  My first thoughts were “Maaaaannnn I don’t want to cook heavy winter food now. I … Continue reading

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Cake so good you’d eat it off the ground

Every month I get together with some girls for a Cooking Club.  The host for the month picks the theme and you have to make something that you’ve never made before.  This month’s theme was Southern – didn’t have to be southern … Continue reading

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