Author Archives: Pat Thomas

About Pat Thomas

As an amateur gourmet who loves what food brings to our lives other than the needed nutrition. I share all my foodie experiments with friends & family. Thankfully they are usually delighted but always kind with whatever I've cooked up.

Spicy Fruit: Plum Preserves with Star Anise

I have been making low-sugar jams or preserves for a couple seasons, after having helped my Mom for years during my childhood.   I usually make small batches which can be refrigerated or frozen, so the memories of canning (hot … Continue reading

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Harvest Time: Concord Grape Rosemary Focaccia

My ‘adopted’ family has a farm with 100 year old concord grape vines and every year when they ripen, I go over & make grape jam.   We usually get around 90 jars & the smell in the kitchen is … Continue reading

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Oven Free: Turkey on the Grill

In the summer, I will try anything rather than turn on the oven……so when I was cleaning the freezer & found a turkey breast, I immediately thought….Turkey on the Grill.  It was so easy & absolutely beautiful.  After thawing, it … Continue reading

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Long Time Away……Buffalo Chicken Soft Taco

Not sure why, but I haven’t posted anything in a long time…..not because I haven’t been cooking, since I have been eating.   So I am back….. I usually grill a lot more than I can eat at one sitting … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Biscotti

Fall recipes and comfort food are my obsession lately, especially pumpkin.   I live in a neighborhood with lots of children.  Halloween decorations are everywhere with jack-o-lanterns in all the windows,  orange lights in the trees and pumpkins on everyone’s … Continue reading

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Cooking with Beer: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Beer Dough

After making Pumpkin Beer Waffles, I had 1/2 can of leftover pumpkin & 1/2 a bottle of wheat beer in the fridge.   Since the weather is cooler, I’m back into baking.   I decided on No-Knead Beer Bread with … Continue reading

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Cooking with Beer: Pumpkin Beer Waffles

One of my friends is a home brewer & they have introduced me to craft beers.   I’ve never been a big beer drinker, except in college & only then because it was the only thing I could afford.   … Continue reading

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