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French Fridays: Dear Dorie

On August 21, 2014 16 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 »

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Wine Pairing Weekend: Paella & Albarino

On August 8, 2014 17 Comments

Wine Pairing Weekend is one of my culinary favorites.  This week the Wine Pairing Weekend Group is celebrating “Wine for Summer’s Bounty.”  If you have been reading Confessions… Read More »

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French Fridays: Gateau Basque

On August 1, 2014 20 Comments

I once was lost, but now am found. I have been a loyal Dorista for years, one of Dorie Greenspan’s merry band of home chefs working their way through… Read More »

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It’s All Greek to Me – Lemony Grilled Chicken and Greek Salad

On July 29, 2014 5 Comments

I am a self-professed cookbook bibliomaniac.  Cookbooks arrive fast and furiously at our house despite Sous Chef’s protests that the bookshelves are sated.  (Seriously, there is always room… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Bistecca

On July 19, 2014 39 Comments

I am a two-handed chef who needs all her tools available when cooking.  So for this week’s Sunday Supper dish, I felt as though I would be working with… Read More »

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Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings – Aperol Spritz

On July 11, 2014 12 Comments

  Italy vs. USA.  Yes, that would have been a great World Cup final.  But I am talking about another great summer competition:  the interlude between work and… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Cantaloupe Risotto

On July 5, 2014 47 Comments

Summertime, and the chillin’ ain’t easy. Temperature’s rising, and the heat index is high. Oh, you may be rich and very good lookin’, But remember, baby, hot weather… Read More »

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DTLA: Bestia

On July 3, 2014 2 Comments

Bestia in DTLA is a “nightclub” for serious foodies.   Reservations are almost impossible to obtain, but when you get one  the obligatory cover charge is an adventurous appetite… Read More »