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#SundaySupper: Budget Friendly Brats & Kraut

On October 18, 2014 26 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 »

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#WeekdaySupper – Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

On October 12, 2014 8 Comments

Monday is not a good night for cooking. First, during this time of year there is Monday Night Football that fully occupies Sous Chef’s attention, so he is… Read More »

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Wine Pairing Weekend: E2 Vs. Lola – Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Fig Sauce

On October 10, 2014 15 Comments

I am seasonally challenged. Here in the desert, our seasons are warm, warmer, very warm, and downright hot.  So merely looking out the window provides no clue to… Read More »

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French Fridays: Monkfish with Double Carrots

On October 9, 2014 14 Comments

Carrots may be 87% water, but that remaining 13% can sure be tasty when cooked properly. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie challenge demonstrates how flavor can be… Read More »

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#SundaySupper: Pumpkin & Italian Sausage Pasta

On October 4, 2014 34 Comments

I was perplexed by this week’s Sunday Supper Crew topic: unprocessed food.  And the general definition of “foods that you can grow or make yourself” wasn’t too helpful. … Read More »

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French Fridays: Celery-Celery Soup

On October 3, 2014 14 Comments

I grabbed my red-checked tablecloth, a hunk of crusty bread, and a bistro glass full of Chassagne-Montrachet, played an Edith Pilaf album at full volume, and settled in… Read More »

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Raincoast Flats – Your New Favorite Flat

On September 30, 2014 7 Comments

The recent International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) in Seattle was somewhat like a Chamber of Commerce event for foodies with attendees handing out business cards like Halloween candy… Read More »

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Essential Fall Cocktails from Ketel One Vodka

On September 24, 2014 4 Comments

At 31 years of age, Ketel One vodka is a mere adolescent in the genealogy of Holland’s Nolet Distillery which was founded in 1691. But three decades is… Read More »

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#SundaySupper – Pumpkin Cheesecake

On September 19, 2014 28 Comments

That crazy Sunday Supper crew loves thematic blogs and this week is about “favorite fall foods.” In most parts of the country, fall connotes colorful leaves, chilly days… Read More »

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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 »