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Parmesan Chicken and Shrimp Scampi Linguine


  I was flipping through my recipe folder for something simple and easy to fix this evening and came across the Linguine with Shrimp Scampi recipe. Unlike other pasta dishes that are served in white or red sauce, the linguine is tossed in a lemon, garlic sauce. I also fixed some Parmesan Chicken for the special someone who doesn’t eat Read More

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Minnie Frosty-Shake


While researching for the next gourmet club meet this afternoon, I came across the idea of using Oreo cookies to dress up a cocktail. I was so excited about the idea that I have to try it right away! So here is my concoction of the Minnie Frosty-Shake…love it! Prep Time: 30 min Serves 2 Ingredients White Chocolate Liqueur 2 Read More

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Lemon Pudding Cake


I have been eyeing this Tyler Florence Lemon Pudding Cake recipe for weeks, but I am reluctant to buy a carton of buttermilk just to use 2/3 cup of it. Finally, I decided to try a buttermilk substitute using some leftover yogurt. It turns out perfect! Just found another awesome dessert recipe for the holidays! Prep time: 20 mins Cook Read More

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Blueberry Muffins


  One of the good things in life is to wake up on a fall weekend to some warm blueberry muffins.  The muffin tops are crunchy, and the bottoms are moist and oozing with the goodness blueberries. You will use only a little of the crumb topping for the muffins. Save the remainder in the refrigerator, they come in very Read More

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Mushroom Leek Tartlet


With some success at making flaky tart shells last week for the Banana Cream Pie, I saved an extra batch of the tart dough for this week’s attempt at Mushroom Leek Tart. It saves so much time to have the tart dough handy. I adjusted the Tartine’s Wild Mushroom Tart recipe to incorporate leek into the tart filing. We enjoyed Read More

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Tartine’s Banana Cream Pie


For my maiden attempt at making tartlets using the “Goldtouch” tart pan, I decided to try the Tartine Banana Cream Pie. The flaky tart shell came out perfect. I followed the Tartine instructions to the T. The recipe below captures some adjustments for making tartlets instead of a 10″ tart. This must have been the longest post I have written, Read More

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Summer Fruit Buckle


I was flipping through the William Sonoma Fruit Dessert and came across a recipe for Plum Buckle. What is a Buckle? A buckle is a baked dessert in which the cake batter is mixed with fresh seasonal fruits and topped with a cinnamon streusel. I learned something new, and made good use of the berries and peaches in my refrigerator. Read More

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Salmon and Crab Louie


I have never been a fan of raw vegetables salad until I tried Shrimp Louie at Kincaids a couple of weeks ago. It was so inviting, fresh, and delicious. I saw a bag of spring mix with edible flowers at the farmers market yesterday. It is time to try fixing some fresh vegetable salad myself! Ashely gave me her stamp Read More

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Crepecake with Banana Compote


Still thinking of that light and fluffy ‘Crepecake‘ that I stumbled upon the other day… I decided to give it a different topping this morning. I tossed some banana slices into caramel syrup, and dressed it up with some fresh berries. A beautiful treat for weekend breakfast. Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Ingredients Banana Compote: 3 large Read More

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Gluten Free Raspberry Crepe/Pancake


This it the first time I tried cooking with gluten free flour. I had actually misread the recipe and came up with something that is thicker than crepe, but thinner than pancake. Anyway, it tasted awesome. So I am keeping this half crepe, half pancake recipe. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Makes 8 crepe/pancake Ingredients Crepe/Pancake: 2/3 Read More

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