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Bungalow Chef’s Zucchini Bread

My father, also known as “Mr. Blue Island”, was a great gardener. In late summer he always had an abundance of garden-fresh zucchini and this was one of his favorite “baking“ recipes. Not bad for a retired Army guy! This is a great summer “quick bread” dessert right from the garden. Bungalow Chef’s Zucchini Bread […]

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Shirley’s Garlic Dill Pickles

I hope you’re shopping your local farmer’s markets for the freshest and best of the harvest season. One of the many vegetables you’ll see in abundance are pickling cucumbers and I highly recommend you do what my family did when I was young. Make pickles. My mom called this special time of year, “Pickle Time” […]

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“Retro” Style Potato Salad

When I make retro or American style potato salad, I always think of my Grandmother Esther. She was a master of potato salad and was asked to bring it to every summer family event. At each gathering she would arrive in her vintage Cadillac Coupe Deville with multiple bowls, filled to the brim, covering the floorboards […]

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