Mahogany Chicken

I’ve made this recipe many times over the years. It origianally called for chicken wings, but Stan really doesn’t enjoy wings, so I mainly make it with legs and sometimes with thighs. Ingredients: 3 pounds chicken legs or wings, split with tips discarded½ cup soy sauce½ cup honey¼ cup molasses2 tablespoons chile sauce1 teaspoon five-spice…

Roasted Oysters

Not one of Stan’s favorites, but definitely one of mine! Oysters are largest and juiciest during months containing an “R.”

Debbie’s Stromboli

My sister-in-law, Debbie who is an amazing cook, shared this recipe with me many years ago. Since a whole Stromboli is more than the two of us can eat in one sitting, I like to make it as an appetizer to share with a group. The filling ingredients can vary according to what you’re in…

Laurie’s Mushroom Canapés

I believe our friend Laurie was cooking professionally in Key West in the 70s when she shared this recipe with Carlene, who was also living there. Thus it found its way to me. It’s simple to make and delicious. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature Two egg yolks 4-ounce can of mushrooms stems…

Pickled Shrimp

My friend, Mary who taught me this recipe, often made Pickled Shrimp at Christmas. This is very easy and very good! 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp 1 large Vidalia (sweet) onion thinly sliced 1 large bottle of Italian dressing (such as Wishbone) 2 bay leaves Old Bay seafood seasoning 3/4 cup Apple cider vinegar 3/4…