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Appetizers and Sides

Salmon Mousse

By On December 3, 2015

  The holiday parties are starting and you may be asked to bring a dish of some kind to your next party. Well, I highly recommend my salmon mousse.  I love how… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

Holiday Brie

By On November 20, 2015

This is a simple, elegant way to serve brie during the holidays . With the red, white and green theme you’ve got a perfect dish for a holiday party. I’ve been making… Read More

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Holidays and Special Occasions

Oven Risotto with Kale

By On February 9, 2015

I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit. I used pecans instead of walnuts and 1/2 of an onion, which I think is plenty for a cup of rice. This recipe is wonderful!… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

French Lentils, Poached Eggs, Spinach, Ham & Truffle Oil

By On November 12, 2014

What a terrific combination this is —  French lentils, spinach, Spanish ham, eggs & truffle oil! I made this dish after work and even though it has a few steps it came… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

Eggplant Pizzas

By On November 7, 2014

These little pizzas are so easy and delicious. We have been eating meatless dinners about twice a week and this is one of the best ways to do that. This is a… Read More

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Chicken, Beef, Pork

Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes

By On October 23, 2014

I love to make a pot roast on Sundays. Start it in the morning and let it cook for 3 or 4 hours and it will perfume the house with mouth watering… Read More

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Cookbooks

Italian Gnocchi

By On October 8, 2014

  One of our best friends, Jon Dee Graham, and I have been talking about making gnocchi together for years. Finally, we did and what a great time was had with Jon… Read More

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Chicken, Beef, Pork

Chicken & Dumplings

By On September 30, 2014

It’s still hot here in Austin, but since it is officially fall I thought that I would make chicken and dumplings. I started with a basic chicken soup recipe and then added… Read More

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Cookbooks

Spaghetti with Baked Cherry Tomatoes

By On September 18, 2014

This delicious easy pasta recipe is adapted from Lidia Bastianich. She is a great cook and her book, Lidia Cooks From the Heat of Italy, is fantastic. It is divided into different… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

Panzanella Bread Salad

By On August 22, 2014

  It’s the dog days of summer, very hot and dry and we are so ready for some cool weather in Austin. Salads are a lovely dinner this time of year with… Read More