Monthly Archives: February 2011

Entertaining At Home: Steakhouse Chopped Salad

Texture, color and crunch make this classic salad a delightful alternative to mixed greens. Originally from California and popular on the country club scene, chopped salad is showing up on more menus these days. My guess is its because it … Continue reading

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Chicken Nite- French Provencal Stew

Lemon zest and Rosemary make this dish sing! Lemons pull double duty in this recipe.. zest and juice! Here is your faithful slurry ready for action.. simmer with the homemade stock for natural chicken flavor Reduce for a while and … Continue reading

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Winter Outdoor Cooking- Blackened Tilapia

I know this time of the year, most of you are just itching to get out and grill. I know I have been looking at my gas grill and thinking to myself  it’s time to crank you up baby, I … Continue reading

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Edible Adventures: Vegetable Egg Rolls with True Thai Peanut Sauce

A while back I had the chance to go to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand in one fell swoop. I don’t recommend trying to do all three in one trip unless you love to be on the move. When I … Continue reading

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Today is National Indian Pudding Day

I know you are wondering what the heck is Indian Pudding and why should I care that today is it’s big day? The best reason to care is it has historical roots in our country as a favorite of our … Continue reading

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WDIO Films Food- How Sweet it is- Valentine Cherry Pie

I hear 2011 is the year of the Pie. Move over red velvet cupcake, there’s a new kid in town  and the trendsetters report the humble pie is planning to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. It seems once … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffle Pate- The Food of Love

This lavish chocolate make ahead dessert without the work will pave the way to your valentine’s heart. Did you know that chocolate contains the same chemical that is produced when you fall in love? When we eat chocolate, Phenylaline is … Continue reading

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Enter to win Prairie Kitchen Goodies and Praline French Toast Bake Recipe

Leave a comment on this post and enter to win a signed copy of my cookbook and a bag of Prairie Kitchen Farmhouse Scone Mix–read on for more information and a sample recipe from my cookbook “Cajun Cooking, Making It … Continue reading

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My Olive Bread Odyssey

I have been baking olive bread for 4 years straight. It is the only thing for sure we crank up the outdoor wood burning oven for consistently. I have a bread coach and everything  for when I get stuck or … Continue reading

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WDIO Film Shoot- Spiked Mousse from Clyde Iron

A while back, we filmed at Clyde Iron Works Restaurant with Chef Rob Giuliani and morning meteorologist Ben Dery. He prepared on camera a fantastic chocolate mousse stuffed in a crispy cannoli shell then dipped the ends in chocolate. YUM! … Continue reading

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