Aug 19

It’s hard to look at my blog, something I nurtured, loved and developed a following only to realize I’ve abandoned it for two years.  Do I have a list of excuses?  Of course, but none of them matter.  The blog is sadly a metaphor for most aspects of my life for the last two years. […]

Nov 30

November was a whirl wind month.  I managed to cook along with my French Friday’s with Dorie friends but I didn’t manage to post anything.  I had a bit of vacation time around Thanksgiving and I’ve stocked up some posts. In November I made the potato gratin (pp. 360 – 361) the roast chicken for […]

Sep 14
Mexican Fiesta!
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Bill’s son Tyler turned 18 last month.  To celebrate I asked him what he wanted for dinner — Mexican!!!! I invited his girlfriend & my parents over and cooked up a storm.  I got so darn excited about eating dinner that I forgot to take any pictures.  The Menu: Jalepeno Roasted Chicken Chili and Cheese […]

Aug 15

A delicious, filling recipe for Mexican Chili Rellenos and Salsa Rojo. Comfort food at it’s best!

May 12

I’m back!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks as I took a cooking class and my work world changed a lot requiring more of my attention, but this dish was so tasty and I was so impressed with myself I had to post. First let me come clean, I’m NOT a fan of […]

Mar 11

If you are coming to my house for dinner, I have one bit of advice; come hungry.  Especially right now as I’m playing with my MATOFC (Mastering the Art of French Cooking) trying to satisfy my yearning to go back to France when my financial reality does not include a ticket. Recently we had friends […]

Jan 12

This photo landed me my first number 1 slot on FoodBuzz — thanks to my loving husband.  The first attempt at this recipe was the most photogenic.  But I needed to make it a few times and tweak the recipe before I was ready to post it.  My family are troopers (or they just like […]

Dec 29

Every year I make goodies for Christmas to hand out to close friends.  This year my goody tins contained four treats: Butter Tarts Praline Cookies Butterscotch Sticky Buns Amaretti Cookies Each recipe holds special meaning to me; the Butter Tarts are a recent memory of teaching my stepson Tyler to bake; the Praline Cookies are […]

Nov 12

Apparently, if you are a teenager, yes. Before Tyler (17) moved in with us he told me he wanted to cook his “special” burgers for Bill and I.  We had extensive conversations about how much he liked making burgers.  Being new to the stepmom thing and especially new to the teenage boy thing.  I decided […]

Nov 11

About two years ago I was in the Le Creuset outlet with my family looking at this exact Swissmar Raclette with the granite top and seriously pondering purchasing it.  I remember it being priced at close to $200 and it was right after Christmas so even though I wanted it, I was hemming and hawing.  […]

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