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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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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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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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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

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New York City

By On August 6, 2014

Jesse and I just came back from NYC. The food, people, shopping, museums, and the architecture make for a  magnificent town. The post office and many office building are art-deco, and they… Read More

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Grilled Clams

By On July 23, 2014

  I really enjoyed this recipe. It is easy, delicious and perfect for a summer appetizer or a main dish with a salad and other sides. I especially love clams, they remind… Read More

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Heirloom Tomatoes with Gorgonzola Cheese

By On July 16, 2014

This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa‘s blue cheese dressing. I used Gorgonzola cheese. Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese made from unskimmed cows milk, mostly produced in Northern Italy.… Read More

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Scafata

By On June 23, 2014

What is scafata? I saw it in Bon Appetit, looking absolutely delicious with a poached egg on top and I knew I just had to make it!  I am always looking for… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

PEI Mussels with Smoked Paprika

By On June 21, 2014

This is an easy appetizer or a light main dish. Perfect on a summer night, with a salad. I added smoked paprika, one of my favorite spices to enhance  the flavor with… Read More