Category Archive: What we Ate

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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Jan 05

National Soup Month

January is perfectly suited to be National Soup Month. The skies can be clear with frigid cold air or stormy, and dark delivering a fresh blanket of snow on the landscape. The stock pot is coming out! It’s not surprising that a Frenchman is credited with the first shop specializing in soup. After all the …

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Nov 25

Pumpkin, Pasta & Pinot

I like traditional food and the leftovers at Thanksgiving; but it’s important to me to mix it up a bit. There’s room in my kitchen to incorporate seasonal flavors, like a new pumpkin recipe, into something exciting.  There is usually not, however, room in my refrigerator for leftovers beyond the time I still find them …

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Photos with piles of bright juicy perfectly ripe raspberries are awesome. Sometimes one perfect raspberry is all that is needed. But when there are hundreds on the bushes, try making Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons.


One Perfect Raspberry

One Perfect Raspberry

Jun 26

Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons

Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons   INGREDIENTS Use precise weight measurements for best results ·       4.5 ounces (1 3/4 cups) almond flour or meal ·       7.5 ounce (2 cups minus 3 tablespoons) powdered sugar ·       Dash salt ·       4 ounces (1/2 cup) egg whites (no yolks) ·       1 ounce (2 tablespoons) extra-fine granulated sugar ·       4 drops red food color …

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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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Oct 12

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Is there a better lunch on a rainy day than tomato soup and a grilled cheese? It really doesn’t matter what age you are but the answer is “No”. Sure, the combination is great on other days too, but something about the coolness of a grey, rainy day compels me to put on some soup …

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Sep 26

Pancakes for Dinner

What’s for dinner? What are we having? Again?  How many times did you ask this as a child? How many times have you heard these same expressions raising your own kids? The concept of breakfast for dinner, or pancakes for dinner,  is not exactly new. Pancakes go as far back in history as written food …

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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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