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#SundaySupper – Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel

On April 19, 2014 10 Comments

Rhubarb is my kryptonite.  Don’t know why; I just have a weakness for it.  I see rhubarb in the market or in a recipe and get all tingly… Read More »

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The Perfect Brunch Tipple – Earl Grey Mimosa

On April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Easter and Mother’s Day are right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing – Brunch.  The perfect tipple for one or both of these occasions… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Zucchini Boats

On April 12, 2014 46 Comments

This Sunday it is time for a little “guilty pleasure” to make its way to your kitchen.  Jackie Collins, who has written over thirty New York Times Bestsellers,… Read More »

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Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche

On April 11, 2014 18 Comments

“Real mean don’t eat quiche,” or so the saying goes.  But this week’s French Friday’s with Dorie entry shows Dorie Greenspan is not afraid to challenge that philosophy…. Read More »

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Escape to the American Riviera – Santa Barbara

On April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Just 90 miles WNW of Los Angeles is the American Riviera.  There in a relaxed, beautiful Mediterranean-like setting and climate you will find glorious beaches, interesting architecture sporting… Read More »

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I Want Another Slice of Rhubarb Bread…

On March 18, 2014 6 Comments

I want another slice of rhubarb tart. I want another lovely slice. I’m not disparaging the blueberry pie But rhubarb tart is oh so very nice. A rhubarb… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Twice Baked Turkey Pie & Cabbage with Cream and Bacon

On March 15, 2014 39 Comments

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  To round out my celebration of Irish Food, I am bringing you a special edition of Sunday Supper which includes my entrée of Twice-Baked… Read More »

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Pub Style St. Patrick’s Day Entertaining from Fancy Girl Table

On March 14, 2014 2 Comments

About twelve percent of the U.S. population traces its ancestry to Ireland.  On St. Patrick’s Day, that number seemingly swells to seventy-five percent or more.  On this day,… Read More »

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Rhubarb Ginger Bread Pudding – Irish Comfort Food

On March 11, 2014 4 Comments

My quest continues for a notable St. Patrick’s Day menu and today’s focus is on dessert.  Yes, soup is the first course and now I am writing about… Read More »

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Petit Pois & Mint Soup for St. Paddy’s Day

On March 10, 2014 4 Comments

The wee Leprechauns are soon upon us and Sous Chef has historically treated St. Patrick’s Day as something of a religious holiday that demands good (or at least… Read More »