Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cooking at the State Fair on Opening Day & Jambalaya Hotdish Recipe

The Minnesota state fair is the second largest state fair in the US. Second only to Texas, this fair is a food obsessed person’s dream. The food booths were awesome!  When I would hear people walk by me talking, they … Continue reading

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Cooking at the State Fair Opening Day

If you are heading to the great Minnesota get-together on opening day, stop in and say hi. I will be cooking at the St. Agnes Baking Stage with the famous  Twin Cities baker Danny Klecko. The theme this year is … Continue reading

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Easy and Tasty Coffee Rub Great for BBQ

As the summer is starting to say goodbye for another year, I am trying to jam in as many dinners outside as I can. That normally includes the grill for cooking. A while back, my pal Kim of Deeps Coffee … Continue reading

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Tribute to Julia Child’s 100 year anniversary- Baked Endive Au Gratin Recipe

August 15  will be Julia Child’s 100th birthday if she were still alive. I remember meeting her about 22 years ago in Chicago, I was one of 12 lucky people who got to have breakfast with her at the Ritz … Continue reading

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Chef’s Secrets- Baking Tips for the Home Baker

As a second act in my career, I have been teaching myself how to bake. From breads to desserts to chocolate, I am enamored with flour, sugar, butter and cream. The science of baking is a great mystery to me, … Continue reading

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