New Castle News

All About You ...

February 23, 2013

Culinary Conversation: Some dishes fresh from the web

NEW CASTLE — My new “toy” is a combination Valentine’s/birthday gift.

I just wish it wasn’t quite as tricky to figure out as the toys of my past — a Barbie doll, the Candyland game and my first Huffy bike.

Actually, it has been fun playing with the new tablet/Ereader and I’m starting to get the knack of it. Just as I did when I first got a SmartPhone, little by little — with experimentation — I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.

Although I accidentally loaded “The Three Musketeers” and “Treasure Island,” I finally may read “Pride and Prejudice” because it’s on there, too. I’m looking forward to many hours of reading pleasure.

And then there are apps.

There’s a tendency to download everything that comes into view just because you can. But I was discreet — only the important items at first — like Words With Friends and Facebook. Loading Angry Birds will most likely only make me angry.

But I found many, many recipe sites and I bookmarked one. And today, I have included a few of the ones I located.

Meanwhile, it’s been a few weeks since we have received contributions for Culinary Conversation — the venue for sharing recipes, and cooking stories, successes and failures. It’s a chance for relatives, neighbors and friends to enjoy what you submit. Maybe, too, you’re looking for a particular recipe. This is the place to help find it again.

It’s Culinary Conversation and it’s a tasteful place to be.

Potato Fans

  • 3 tbsps. butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsps. finely chopped parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes

Preheat oven to 400.

In a small saucepan, melt together butter, garlic and parsley.

Peel each potato and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices without slicing all the way through the potato.

Place potatoes in baking dish and drizzle with butter mixture.

Bake for 1 hour or until golden, crispy and the potatoes have fanned out.

Cream Cheese


Text Only | Photo Reprints
All About You ...
House Ads

Would you want to know what your pet is thinking about you?

Yes! I'd love to know what my pet is thinking.
Nah, it's probably not that interesting.
I don't know. I'm afraid of what I might find out.
     View Results