Blogger’s Lunch

Hey, anybody going to be in Utah on August 23rd? You are? Me, too! Let’s get together for lunch. E-mail me at cafejohnsonia@yahoo.com, subject line: Lunch. I’ll send you the details. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come. Don’t be shy!

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Bunch of new recipes

Remember when I said I was working on a bunch of new recipes and that I would post them. That was several months ago….wasn’t it? Well, I finally finished editing and linking them all together. So make sure you check them all out and scroll down. There’s at least 5 or 6, maybe even more […]

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Guacamole

I’ve been enjoying my molcajete to make guacamole. Of course, you don’t really need a molcajete, but it’s fun to use one anyway since I have it. I’ve noticed that some of the higher end Mexican restaurants will make table side guac using one. Supposedly it adds a unique flavor the the guacamole. I just […]

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Simmered Tomatillo-Serrano Chile Sauce

This is my favorite sauce–hands down. I love it. I have very tender memories of tasting this the first time. It left such an impression on me that I have been making it regularly ever since I tracked down the recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen, a gift for my […]

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Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing

My own take on the yummy dressing from Cafe Rio. Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup low fat buttermilk 2-3 Tbsp. light mayonnaise 1/2 cup homemade tomatillo salsa (can use store bought) 1 small bunch of cilantro (to taste….) juice 1/2 a lime freshly cracked black pepper 1/2 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix Instructions: […]

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Spinach Salad with Pork, Avocado and Oranges

Spinach Salad with Pork, Avocado and Oranges Ingredients: One 3-pound boneless pork roast (shoulder or butt are great) 1 bag baby spinach 1 (not overly) ripe avocado, sliced and cut into chunks 2-3 oranges, peeled, segmented 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced–white and green parts 1/2 sliced, toasted almonds sliced olives Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing Instructions: For […]

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Brownies

The quest continued….until last night. I made these yummy brownies and they are almost exactly what I’ve been looking for in a brownie. Not pure fudge. Not cake. Chewy and chocolatey. Browniesfrom Martha Stewart Ingredients:2 sticks unsalted butter8 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped3 cups white sugar5 eggs2 1/2 cups floura pinch of salt–maybe 1/8 to 1/4 […]

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