Recipe- Beet & Orange Salad

This tasty and nutritious salad is worthy of being enjoyed year-round.  It is quick to make and beautiful when presented.   I like to serve it room temperature, because the flavors are more pronounced, but it can be chilled if you prefer.   And, you can serve it as an accompaniment to a meal or […]

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Dessert Recipes

If you are someone interested in the culinary field, either as a profession or just as a hobby, you should know at least the basics in both savory and sweet endeavors. And as any professional chef will tell you, having expertise in both these endeavors is of immeasurable value. Listed below are some dessert recipes […]

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Turkey Bits

Thanksgiving’s here once again–(boy, that was fast!)–and all the preparations are now being made for this truly American “Family” Holiday.   I don’t think there is a better day for the warmth of the hearth and the aromas that fill the house than on this holiday.   And since cooking and eating are so integral to this holiday especially, […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine—Thanksgiving Day with friends

Well the “real” holiday season is upon us.  A few days from now is  Thanksgiving Day.   The celebration, orginally  between the early settlers of the New World and the Indians(subsequently referred to as Native Americans)–was a feast  and a symbol of peace between these two groups. The pioneers cooked up the bounty of their husbandry and farming and the […]

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Cost Cutting Cuisine

  The other night my friend & I decided to cook at home, as we are doing more and more of these days.     So, we looked in the fridge and freezer and came up with a few things which we then transformed into a scrumptious, elegant meal.  For virtually “pennies on the dollar”.   I want […]

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Recipes–Lemon Curd

Ok, now that you’ve got your pie crust pre-baked, what to put in it? As I mentioned in the pate sucree(sweet pie crust) recipe, many fillings will do. Here’s one of several recipes for lemon curd, which can be used in a variety of ways…..for layer cakes, small dessert tarts, with fruit or ice cream, […]

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Recipes-Desserts

Who says making a pie crust is difficult? Of course, you can buy frozen in the shell at the grocers, but I say make your own and in no time you’ll find the taste and texture much better. Here’s a basic sweet pastry dough: Pate Sucree   1 ¾ cups all purpose flour 8 tablespoons […]

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