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Nutty Grain Salad

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Who feels like baking right now?  None of us!  I have really been into making new and different salads this summer; Chinese Chicken, Black Bean Quinoa, etc.  My latest experiment was recreating my absolutely favorite salad at Trader Joe’s, the … Continue reading

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Li’l Summer Cakes

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I got inspiration for these cute little cakes from the June 2013 issue of Bon Appetit and their Little Apricot Cake recipe.   Their recipe – butter, chicken eggs, lemon zest! My version – lots of goat cheese, a duck egg, no … Continue reading

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Palmiers

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Feel like a little Palm Tree or Elephant Ear?  Who doesn’t!  Did you think I would share Cheese Straws with you and not the quintessential puff pastry creation?  Of course not, you are my friends. So come on over.  Sit.  Eat … Continue reading

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Cheese Straws with Homemade Puff Pastry

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At my final French Pastry Class at Cook Street this weekend, I learned how to make cream puffs, eclairs and all kinds of wonderful things with homemade puff pastry.  We made Palmiers, Pesto Palmiers and Cheese Straws.  I took pictures … Continue reading

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Beer Cheese Bread

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What could be better for watching the Super Bowl tomorrow but some Beer Cheese Bread!   I was inspired by this pizza crust recipe and decided to adapt it to a foccacia-type bread.   You may remember me recently talking about … Continue reading

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Li’l Italian Butter Knots

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Yippee!  In 4 days I will be boarding a plane for my dream vacation – Italy.  Florence, Rome, Naples… Here I Come!!! You may remember from this post that I have always wanted to go to Italy.  Even better I … Continue reading

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Spiced Date Balls

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These little treats are so easy, healthy and addictive!  I bought 5 pounds of dates and walnuts at Costco recently.  Why you ask?  Why not! I can eat dates and walnuts by the handful.  

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Quinoa Cheese Cups

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Over the last couple of years I have really come to like quinoa.  My daughter likes it too so it’s a win-win.  You could make this in one big batch in a 9 x 13 pan but I liked baking … Continue reading

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Kasespatzle with Bacon

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  Just in time for Oktoberfest here’s a traditional German food to enjoy with all that beer!   My German neighbor, Inge, from a village near Heidelberg, taught me how to make this a few months ago.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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Naan and Spicy Fruit Chutney

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Some friends of mine invited me over to their house for Indian Food this weekend.  I asked “What can I bring?”  thinking they’d say a bottle of wine or some beer.  Their response was naan or chutney and I immediately got excited … Continue reading

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