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Mini Cauliflower-Boursin Souffles

  I have really been into cauliflower lately, mostly because it’s so versatile and often satisfies my ridiculous cravings for potatoes. I saw this recipe in a recent issue of Food and Wine magazine and I thought, what a great idea.  However, the original recipe used goat cheese and I wasn’t in the mood. I wanted … Read More »»

Molten Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

  Probably my two most favorite ingredients together…chocolate and peanut butter…what a combo. I was that kid obsessed with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I would trade every last piece of my Halloween candy for everyone else’s peanut butter cups. And I am the parent who steals all of my kid’s Halloween peanut butter cups … Read More »»

My Secret to the Fluffiest Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day…Shrove Tuesday…Mardi Gras….whatever you call it, I hope you are at least enjoying it in a delicious way. I am making my favorite Creole Shrimp Soup for dinner and you guessed it, we had pancakes for lunch.  I have been making my basic pancakes this way…for what seems like a million years. In … Read More »»

Slow Cooker Creole Style Brisket

  I grew up celebrating Mardi Gras as early as the Thursday before Fat Tuesday. And ironically we called it “Fat Thursday”, which always included indulging in Polish Paczki (incredible fried doughnuts). I miss those. I suppose it’s time for me to start making them myself. In fact, lots of bakeries in heavily Polish neighborhoods … Read More »»

5 Quick & Easy Valentine Desserts

  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope your day is filled with heart-warming goodness and love from those you love. We don’t exchange Valentine’s Day gifts at my house ( I wrote about that here), but we do make fabulous meals, exchange cards and just enjoy the day together. And dessert is always a must. … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past

Smokey Cheese and Pancetta Crostini

  As I’ve told you all before, I live in a small town. And sometimes it’s hard to get a hold of all the fancy items found at supermarkets in larger cities. However, this is wine country, it should be easy to get fancy cheese, smoked cheese in particular. Hello…wine and cheese? Anyway, I’ve given … Read More »»

Fried Mozzarella-Pepperoni Sticks ~ Made Easy

Are you following us on Facebook? Please do! Who doesn’t love fried mozzarella sticks? It’s always one of those “special restaurant” appetizers we seem to reserve for only having when we are out to eat. But, what if you want to serve them at home?  Too hard to make? Not anymore. A while back I was … Read More »»

Pork Chops Marsala

If your life is anything like mine, you need quick and easy dinner options.  They have to taste good too.  This is why I love thin, boneless pork chops; they cook up in record time and always taste good.  Unless you burn them. Anyway, this recipe has a nice richness to it, minus the fat … Read More »»

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