Category Archive: Recipes


Jan 09

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Truffles

Fresh Black Truffle Ingredients: 1/2 ounce (14 g) package dried Shitake, Morel or other mushrooms 1-3/4 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 large shallot, sliced thin 1 garlic clove, minced 2 oz. fresh Shiitake wild mushrooms, sliced thin 1/4 cup onion, sliced thinly 1-3/4 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons cream …

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Dec 12

Roasted Garlic Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes

Imagine – two of the most popular potato recipes blended together. Make Roasted Garlic Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes this week! Ingredients: 5 cups red potatoes that have been diced to 1/2 inch cubes 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup flour 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary lightly chopped 1 3/4 cup milk freshly ground …

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Mar 09

Guinness Chocolate Cake

That’s right, there is real Guinness® in the batter of the Guinness Chocolate Cake! Deep color and flavor from a super moist cake without being too sweet. It is finished with a “head” of icing on top. People you share it with will be amazed how delicious it is. Guinness® Chocolate Cake  

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Sep 21

Frost on the Pumpkins

I’ve had the honor to meet just a couple of great chefs; none more important than Julia Child. She had just released the Cooking With Master Chefs cookbook and television series in the Autumn of 1993. The book had granted her the opportunity to work with guest chefs which was something she had always wanted …

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Sep 05

Frozen Black Cherry Sangria

There are a lot of good margaritas in Scottsdale, AZ. I generally like regular ones but sometimes opt for an interesting flavor like mango or watermelon. When it’s 107° in shade, I also opt for the frozen version.

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Sep 02

Lime Green

We have our own lime tree. I liked the hopeful concept of having a lime tree.  Lime production has quite an ancient history and continues to supplement cuisines around the world with a bright tang. Could we make this happen? We carefully selected a tree; didn’t do much but water it between rains and feed …

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