What's Lori Cooking Now

Inspiring and teaching you to cook for you and your loved ones.

October 12, 2014
by CalgaryBlondie
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Thai Fish Curry

I bought a bag of frozen fish fillets.  Not the breaded kind, just white fish loins.  (yes, they are actually called loins) They were on sale and it seemed like a good price and fish is healthy, right?  So I bought this package of fish and it hung out in my freezer.  I moved the package every time I reorganized the freezer to fit more rhubarb in there or to find the spinach.  I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.   Continue Reading →

January 25, 2014
by CalgaryBlondie
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Split pea with ham soup from ATK

If you’re in the market for cheap, nutritious soup, you are in the right place.  I have always waited until I had a ham bone to make stock, then make split pea with ham soup.  I saw this method on America’s Test Kitchen a while ago, made myself some brief notes and gave it a shot.   Continue Reading →

January 1, 2014
by CalgaryBlondie
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Enchiladas

Years ago I worked with Shelagh.  I think she was the first person I ever met who loved food and cooking as much as I.  We spent our breaks talking about new recipes and techniques.  We were foodies before the word foodie was even a word.  Continue Reading →

December 2, 2013
by CalgaryBlondie
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Cherry Cheesecake

I love me a no bake cheesecake with a cherry topping.  A quick search gives numerous recipes that call for Cool Whip and a can of cherry pie filling.  Um, no thanks.  I prefer real cream and it’s so easy to make cherry pie filling, there’s no reason to buy the canned stuff.   Continue Reading →

November 18, 2013
by CalgaryBlondie
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Puff!


This recipe came to me years ago as “Squash Puff”.  A delicious side dish made with pureed butternut squash.  Or acorn squash.  I’ve heard of a dish called turnip puff.  I bet you could use any cooked and pureed vegetable in this dish.  I wonder what it would be like with applesauce?  I see this as a good way to use up veggies in your fridge that may be on their last legs-steam, puree, puff. Continue Reading →

August 22, 2013
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Banana Brownies

You know how I love brownies.  I have a few different brownie recipes on this blog.  I also love bananas.  A few recipes for muffins, cake and loaf reside on this blog too.  What you may not know is that I love Chef Michael Smith.  The other day, while watching a rerun of one of his tv shows, he featured banana brownies. Continue Reading →

August 6, 2013
by CalgaryBlondie
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Famous Cookies

IMAG1598Back at Christmastime, I bought some cookies at a church fundraiser.  They were so delicious I asked for the recipe.  I was told that they were Neiman Marcus Cookies (you know, that famous department store in the US?)  Well, I had never heard of Neiman Marcus Cookies but I guess in some circles they’re all the rage.  Go figure.  Laura Dart got ahold of the recipe and spent some time perfecting it.  The cookies that I tasted that day and the ones I made today are spectacular.  Kinda makes me want to go south and try the originals. Continue Reading →