Short Ribs With Red Wine and Port ~ French Fridays With Dorie

February 25, 2011

My father always said if you are going to take the time to do something, make sure you do it right. Since I always try to heed his advice and I wanted to make sure everything was perfect for this recipe, I went to Whole Foods for the ingredients for French Fridays with Dorie’s recipe […]

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A Fire and A Recipe – Fireman’s Nachos

February 23, 2011

This blog about all things pertaining to the kitchen occasionally takes a detour and touches on a story outside of the kitchen, because there are just some stories that need to be told.  I have three children and it has been amazing to watch their journey into adulthood. How much of this did my husband […]

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Monday’s Muffin – Lemon Poppy Seed

February 21, 2011

I have decided to start a new Monday series on muffins.  Why Mondays and why muffins you ask? Well, Mondays in general need a bit more fanfare than they receive, I love muffins, and I have a weakness for alliteration. I just love how it rolls off the tongue – Monday’s Muffin.  Where this will […]

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Baking, From My Home To Yours

February 19, 2011

I’ve always wanted to be a great baker, to speak fluent french and to sing really well. I think the only one I have a chance of being successful with is the baking. I don’t want to be a professional baker, but rather to be able to whip up beautiful and magical baked goods from […]

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Pancetta Green Beans ~ French Fridays With Dorie

February 18, 2011

Did I really need another green bean recipe? Yeesss. Any time I can find another great recipe that encourages my family to eat another serving of vegetables, count me in. I have been looking forward to this recipe, because I just knew that I would love it. You know how when you spot a recipe, […]

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From the Recipe Box: Banana Streusel Muffins

February 16, 2011

Why is it that every time I buy bananas there are always some left over? No matter how many I buy, I always have to get creative and figure out what to do with them when they are too ripe to eat. I think there is a conspiracy in my house – don’t eat the […]

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From the Recipe Box: Warm Goat Cheese Salad

February 15, 2011

I am a lover of all things goat cheese. In a salad, on a cracker, in a meal – any way you want to serve it to me. Surprisingly, I didn’t always feel that way and it took me a while to acquire a taste for it. But once I jumped on the goat cheese […]

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Orange Almond Tart ~ French Fridays With Dorie

February 11, 2011

I almost did not make this week’s recipe. It’s not that I didn’t think I would like it, but I was preparing to go out of town, and I…let’s just say, tarts take a long time to prepare and bake. I had read the recipe and read members’ comments throughout the week and I just […]

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From the Recipe Box: Salted Brownie Bites

February 10, 2011

I am one of those people that loves the whole sweet and salty in your mouth kind of goodness and I know I am in good company. I was recently looking for a small bite size chocolate dessert to incorporate into a dessert medley for my husband’s birthday dinner. He wanted buttermilk pie and while […]

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A Birthday Letter to Sous Chef

February 8, 2011

Today is your birthday and it is hard to believe that you are twenty years old. It seems like only yesterday that you were standing on a stool at the kitchen counter while the two of us baked side-by-side. The years have flown as we have navigated life together experiencing both triumphs and tragedies in […]

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