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Mother’s Day Menu Ideas for Men and Children

                                What does every woman want on Mother’s Day? What every woman wants on Mothers Day… is a day off!  What does this mean?  It means … Continue reading

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Good Luck Foods for a Happy New Year!

Good Luck Foods for a New Year Day Greens: Any and all kinds of greens are welcome.  They represent money.  The more greens you eat, the greater your wealth in the new year. Lentils:  Quite simply, lentils represent coins.  Thereby … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Shallots

I love the purity of brussel sprouts to begin with… I won’t bore you with our childhood tales of brussel sprouts, but I’m sure you get the picture. When I was finally old enough to cook and have my own … Continue reading

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Cherry Galette Recipe

Cherry Galette Recipe Using my recipe for flaky butter pie crust, the same that I used in my Tahitian Apple Pie, you can’t go wrong with this Galette.  What’s nice about my butter pie crust recipe is that not only … Continue reading

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Best Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Best Poppy Seed Cake Recipe Ingredients: 1 box yellow or lemon cake mix 4 ounces vanilla or lemon instant pudding pack 2 ounces poppy seeds (save some for icing) 4 eggs 1 cup cooking oil 1 cup white wine  2 … Continue reading

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New Mexican Hatch Green Chile Pepper Sauce Recipe

I was in Fresh Market late August this year, and to my surprise I saw bundled freshly wrapped trays of New Mexican Hatch green chile peppers.  I remember last years harvest proved fruitful on those nights where I wanted to … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Living in Florida, nothing says “Southern” like fried green tomatoes.  The funny thing is… I remember growing up on an Ohio farm in the storybook town of Troy with my Mom making these every tomato season as if it were … Continue reading

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Tahitian Rose Marshmallows

Tahitian Rose Marshmallow Recipe: You will need a candy thermometer, sifter, and a stand mixer with paddle attachment for this recipe. Heart shaped cookie cutter is optional. Ingredients: Vegetable oil, for brushing 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Parmigiano-Reggiano Crisps

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Parmigiano-Reggiano Crisp Recipe If you’re having dinner guests, and you’d like to dress up a Teriyaki Chicken Caesar Salad, adding these Parmigiano-Reggiano Crisps introduces an elegant touch.  They are also delicious to eat as a snack, and low-carb too. Purchasing Parmigiano-Reggiano … Continue reading

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Jewish Chocolate Babka

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If you’ve ever seen the Seinfeld episode titled, “The Dinner Party”, then Babkas will forever be etched in your memory.  As my husband and I are both Seinfeld fans, and often find ourselves putting in a disc of Seinfeld to … Continue reading

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