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Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Pot Pie

What’s more comforting than chicken pot pie? I grew up on the frozen variety from the local grocery store. Typically, it was served when my folks were going out of town or when I was under the weather. Either way it always lifted my spirits.   Chicken pot pie was always a holiday tradition in the Mech […]

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Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Liver Paté

A classic retro appetizer for sure! Rich in flavor and super easy to prepare. Great to serve with sliced and toasted baguettes, cocktail rye or upscale crackers. Serve ramekins filled with finely diced red onion, chopped hardboiled eggs, chopped dill pickles, cornichons, capers, or diced cucumbers for garnish. Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Liver Paté About 8 servings as an […]

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Potato Soufflé

Bungalow Chef’s Rosemary Potato Soufflé

If you keep up with my Recipe Revival blog you know that Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year. Full of culinary traditions and flavorful memories, we all step out of our weekday routine and create the ultimate family feast on this special Thursday in November. Whether you’re a turkey aficionado, dressing devotee […]

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish

Thanksgiving is a time to look at your life and be thankful for the big, as well as the small things. I have been blessed with my family’s Chicago history and the stories of their past. One of my favorites is about a young girl named Esther in the days before World War I with […]

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Halloween Popcorn Balls

Growing up in Mid-Century America, Halloween was a very big deal. From picking the perfect autumn colored corn to hang on the front door to finding the ideal pumpkin for carving and placing it on the front porch, these were rituals that all led to the annual Halloween costume selection.  Most of the time my […]

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Cream Chipped Beef

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast (S.O.S.)

With Father’s Day around the corner, I would like to honor my father’s memory with his Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast or, as the army brat in me would have heard it affectionately called, S.O.S. Dad fought throughout the European Theater during World War II and was always an army guy at heart. Rising to […]

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Red Cabbage recipe

Grandma Esther’s Braised Red Cabbage

Everyone has a favorite “grandma” dish at the holidays and Braised Red Cabbage is one of mine. It brings back so many memories of my grandmother’s kitchen and all the Christmas family dinners held at her home. As a kid I thought Grandma Esther had the best kitchen in the world. Her Roper stove was […]

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