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Holiday Entertaining with Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

On September 19, 2014 0 Comments

I’m a self-professed holiday decorating and entertaining fanatic. It all starts in July when the Hallmark Channel airs “Christmas in July” movies.  The air conditioner gets turned down… Read More »

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Royale Vichyssoise & Lobster Mashed Potatoes

On September 17, 2014 1 Comment

For years I have believed the banana to be the perfect food. And maybe it is for primates.  But how about the potato?  A medium-sized potato has no… Read More »

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New Mexico: Burgers, Bubbles & Brews

On September 12, 2014 4 Comments

When it came to the Wine Pairing Weekend’s regional theme, I decided to take the road less traveled. New Mexico may be the “Land of Enchantment” for its… Read More »

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Love at First Crunch – Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

On September 12, 2014 1 Comment

Fate brought us together, and it was love at first crunch. There in the cheese section of Bristol Farms was a mound of autumn-colored, peek-a-boo boxes displaying the… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Bourbon Pumpkin Pie in a Glass

On September 7, 2014 48 Comments

It’s National Squash Day, but here in the desert the response is like a tree falling in the forest when there is no one to hear it.  Rather… Read More »

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French Fridays: Curried Chicken, Peppers & Peas en Papillote

On September 5, 2014 16 Comments

Sometimes Dorie surprises me.  Generally her recipes are somewhat labor intensive and the ingredients can be nearly impossible to find, especially in this desert outpost.  But this week… Read More »

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#SundaySupper Preview – Squash Fest

On September 4, 2014 6 Comments

Where were you when you learned that September 7th is National Squash Day?  Right here, I hope!  And I am referring to the fruit and not the elitist… Read More »

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French Fridays: Dear Dorie

On August 21, 2014 18 Comments

Dear Dorie, Wow!  Can you believe it has been nearly four years since I purchased your cookbook and joined French Fridays with Dorie?  Some weeks I spend more… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – The Duffin aka Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

On August 16, 2014 35 Comments

“Look, down on the plate!  It’s a donut.  It’s a muffin.  No, it’s a Duffin!  Yes, it’s a Duffin, an eccentric food from the Culinary Diva that came… Read More »

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#SundaySupper: Sangria

On August 9, 2014 48 Comments

When I lived in Montana, “preserving” meant canning, freezing, or pickling fruits and vegetables during the summer for use when sunshine was a fleeting memory, footwear consisted of… Read More »