Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

I love bloggers. They spur my memories and my imagination. I was reading ParisBreakfast. She went on an outing. They were serving red fruit salad. That made me think of one of my favorite lunch places, a little French Bistro Continue reading

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Potatoes and Green Beans

Potatoes and Green Beans

Potatoes and Green Beans

I first had this recipe of potatoes and green beans at my mother-in-law’s many years ago. And then I was watching Lidia Bastianich. She was making my mother-in-law’s salad. The one she used to make so often and she always made it for the 4th of July family reunions. Continue reading

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Leek and Shiitake Sauté

Leek and Mushroom on Flatbread

Leek and Mushroom on Flatbread

This leek and shitake sauté should have a better name.  This combination is one more thing to add your culinary toolkit. It has so many uses. You can add it to an omelet, or on top of a bowl of polenta, you can serve under a serving of fish, chicken, or steak. Are you getting the picture? Continue reading

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Salmon Cake Lunch

Salmon Lunch

Salmon Lunch

I really like salmon and I am always looking for a way to make it new. I have had Salmon and Zucchini and cooked Salmon en Papillote (in parchment). Both are so good so please don’t make me choose which is best. Continue reading

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Chicken Pomodoro

Chicken Pomodoro Dinner

Chicken Pomodoro Dinner

While standing at the chicken section of the meat department trying to decide what to make the butcher approached.

My pensive look must be the same look as my confused look. Continue reading

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Alsace Pizza

Alsace Pizza

Alsace Pizza

I was cleaning out my refrigerator and freezer. I think I told you before when I cook bacon I cut off about an inch on both ends; this keeps it from curling up while it is cooking.  I wrap the cut ends well and place them in a jar in the freezer. When I need just a little for flavor I pull out some from my bacon jar. Continue reading

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Mahi Mahi with Breadcrumbs and Pine Nuts

Mahi Mahi Dinner

Mahi Mahi Dinner

I heard a chef say the difference between the lunch and dinner menu was 2 ounces and twenty dollars. So usually lunch is a six-ounce serving of fish, and dinner is eight. But if you make it yourself you will save even more. This Mahi Mahi Breadcrumbs and Pine Nuts dinner tasted like something I ate at a restaurant only cheaper. Continue reading

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Gougères

Gougères

Gougères

You might want to practice making these gougères (little cheese puffs) for a little appetizer before your next party. Or you can follow this recipe. Continue reading

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Vanilla Pudding with Almond Cookie Crumble

Vanilla Pudding with Almond Cookie Crumble

Vanilla Pudding with Almond Cookie Crumble

While in the Bay Area, before I fell sick we went to a bakery. They had the best almond cookies. I wish I had their recipe, but they were not budging. I understand completely. So what to do? I went to the Google. I was so sure that I found the recipe, but it was not the one. Continue reading

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Italian Sausage, Broccoli Rabe and Roasted Tomatoes

Italian Sausage, broccoli rabe and Roasted Tomatoes

Italian Sausage, broccoli rabe and Roasted Tomatoes

I have been out of commission again. It has been a crazy year. Once I was on the road to recovery I found myself wanting something comforting. Something homey. Something easy. So Italian Sausage, broccoli rabe and Roasted Tomatoes. Few ingredients, easy to put together. Continue reading

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