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Happy Birthday to Me

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday and my DH got me two cookbooks per my request, both winners of James Beard Foundation Awards:  Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” and Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s “Jerusalem: A Cookbook.” Right away I dove in, relishing the gorgeous photos, vivid word pictures of the cuisine and culture, and of course the recipes. It was breakfast time, and the cover photo of the Jerusalem volume was calling to me: Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes. A quick ingredient check told me I would have...

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A Fresh Idea for Summer Salads

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Fresh Idea for Summer Salads

I love to troll back issues of Bon Appetit for great ideas. This one is modified from the June issue of 1991 and is a great alternative to tossed salads. I hope your family loves it as much as mine! GREEN VEGETABLE SALAD WITH ORANGE-HAZELNUT DRESSING 4 Servings SALAD: 1/2 lb. green beans, cut into 1-inch-long pieces 1/2 lb. broccoli florets 1/2 lb Asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch-long pieces DRESSING: 3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. good quality olive oil 2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. fresh orange juice 1 tsp. grated orange...

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Wonderful Wedding!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wonderful Wedding!

So we just got back from Jackson, Wyoming where we traveled for our son’s wedding . . . absolutely unforgettable!! We LOVE our new daughter-in-law Lindsay (and her family, too) and couldn’t be happier for our son Alex! And they sure made a great choice on wedding venues–the Grand Tetons were quite a backdrop! Then, there was the food. Honestly we didn’t have a bad meal the whole time we were there! One of my favorites was the reception dinner at the Granary . . . I had the Cajun Spiced Elk Tenderloin with New Orleans...

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Summer fun without the fuss!

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer fun without the fuss!

It’s that time of year for picnics and barbecue! Here are a couple of extra meals that were packaged and frozen to be reheated to enjoy after a busy day. I’d love to do the same for you . . . contact me via Facebook, my website or phone!

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Caking Good

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Caking Good

I’ve always wanted to take a cake decorating class at Michaels and last month I finally took the plunge! It was a lot of fun and Liz, the instructor, was great. As you can see in the photo below, I gained the confidence to try something extra special for Easter! But don’t look too close, or you might see the drooping roses or the place I scraped off the green icing three times over 🙂 Bottom line is that those little glitches don’t matter one whit. I had fun and everybody stuffed themselves on cake after Easter...

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Chicken Fajita Nachos

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chicken Fajita Nachos

Almost lunchtime and I think I’ll do a repeat of what I did yesterday: Chicken Fajita Nachos. Yum! 1. Chop up some leftover Chicken Fajitas (or beef, for that matter), microwave until piping hot and set aside. 2. On a microwave friendly plate, scatter tortilla chips (my favorite are Trader Joe’s Tortilla Chips with quinoa and black beans) and sprinkle them liberally with grated Pepper-Jack Cheese. Pop that in the microwave for a minute until bubbly. 3. Almost ready! just cover the chips with hot Fajita mixture, put on a dollop of...

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