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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Winter’s Dream Cookie

On December 14, 2014 4 Comments

Work has constantly intruded on my baking activities this holiday season– which is really a shame on so many levels. There is something about a flour strewn kitchen,… Read More »

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Wine Pairing Weekend: Segura Viudas Aria Cava with Oysters and Spanish Tapas

On December 12, 2014 12 Comments

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.  Middle age is when you’re forced to.”  Bill Vaughn Sous Chef says that New Year’s… Read More »

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#BloggerCLUE: Cranberry Cream Cheese Dream Bars

On December 10, 2014 12 Comments

Here is the buzz about Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake!  I am dubious about a skinny Santa during the holidays, and, as a rule, I am… Read More »

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See You Next Week!

On November 20, 2014 1 Comment

Knee-deep in holiday decorating – see you next week with some new holiday recipes and gift ideas!

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#BloggerCLUE: Black Walnut Cake

On November 11, 2014 23 Comments

To use or not to use another acronym, that is the question. (My thanks to Shakespeare for this intro) There seem to be as many acronyms as oysters… Read More »

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Wine Pairing Weekend: Norwegian Meatballs & 2007 Chateau Musar Horchar

On November 7, 2014 25 Comments

God jul! The Wine Pairing Weekend Group’s theme is the creative pairing of holiday food and wine. I am many things, and one is being a Holiday Diva… Read More »

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#WeekdaySupper – Duck Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce

On November 2, 2014 9 Comments

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait very, very long time. Jules Renard I’m not sure where old Jules ate his duck,… Read More »

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French Fridays: Arman’s Osso Buco

On November 1, 2014 12 Comments

Dear Dorie, In for a penny, in for a pound! That’s my motto when it comes to cooking from Around My French Table.  And while Sous Chef may… Read More »

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French Fridays: Dorie’s Birthday Bash

On October 24, 2014 28 Comments

Sometimes the best birthday gifts are “gifties” (i.e., self-given gifts), and Dorie Greenspan has given herself a doozy of a giftie. How about having a book published for… Read More »

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#SundaySupper: Budget Friendly Brats & Kraut

On October 18, 2014 32 Comments

“Frugal” is a six letter word that does not really apply to me. Sous Chef thought it did when he first met me, for I was a banker… Read More »