Monthly Archives: January 2014

Almond Tea Cakes

Tea for two or on a tray for formal tea, these Almond Tea Cakes are a hit.  Crunchy, but not dense, these light little cakes tempt indulgence.  We usually serve them plain, but they are delightful with a subtle addition … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s In There? Italian Seasoning

This is N0. 4 in our combination spices series:  Italian Seasoning Yes, we sometimes need authentic goodness in a hurry.  Those times when we don’t have time to sort through jar after jar, or bag after bag of dried herbs … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s In There? Herbs d’ Provence

Herbs d’ Provence: This is No. 3 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices. In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific flavor profiles in the spice combinations that make up Herbs d’ Provence. Herbs d’ Provence: Say what you … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s in There? Chinese Five Spice

This is No. 2 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices. In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific flavor profiles in the spice combinations that, when put together, make up the spice commercially marketed as Chinese Five Spice. … Continue reading

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Spices: What’s in There? Curry (Curry Powder)

This is the first in a series of discovery about Combination Spices that seriously busy cooks have come to depend upon.  It’s always good to know how to get there from scratch, “just in case”. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Grilled Asian Steak

On the Menu:               ~Grilled Asian Steak ~                                                 ~Romaine & Cabbage … Continue reading

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Quick Creme Brûlée

Quick and Easy Brûlée Ingredients 1 quart heavy cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  (or vanilla bean, split and scraped is wonderful and officially necessary for classic brûlée, but remember, this is the quick, no fuss version for ending a busy day … Continue reading

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Poulet Escalopes de moutarde au miel

Honey Mustard Chicken Bites           Serves 8 “Oven fried” tender cutlets of chicken breast/thigh meat that were dredged in honey mustard then finished with a crispy garlic parmesan crumb coating.  These chicken tenders need no sauce-on-the-side, but … Continue reading

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Chicken Milanaise

This chicken dish is one of our quick dishes because it takes only about 1o minutes to assemble the ingredients and do the prep and another 28 minutes to cook it to perfection.  Delicious, the chicken alone is a delightful … Continue reading

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Beef Barley/Quinoa Soup

This rich and hearty soup is packed with nutrition. It is quick and easy to put together.  It can be one of those recipes that utilizes leftovers (cooked ahead ingredients:  barley/quinoa left from a former side dish). Then too, this … Continue reading

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