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Top Ten Favorite Holiday Dishes for Easy Entertaining- Part One

During the holidays, most of my days are filled with making cookies by the thousands. By the time the weekend comes, I want to entertain and have my friends over, but I am pretty tired at the end of most … Continue reading

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Invisible Chef Saves the Day- Mama Siena’s Tex Mex Chicken Hotdish and other Delights

This is a guest post from my good friend and author Ginnie Bivona who lives in Texas. She had been my editor and great inspiration for many years.. Down in Texas they call them casseroles, but we know of course … Continue reading

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover

Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It’s a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner … Continue reading

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Cook Once, Eat 2 times- Stuffed Peppers with Lamb and Artichokes

I recently bought half a lamb and have been experimenting with all the ways of preparing  lamb. I slow cooked the roast and picked the meat off the bones. I then chilled it to remove the solid fat that floats … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Squash Lentil Stew Warms the Heart

There is nothing more tasty than the creamy goodness of pumpkin. With the convenience of canned pumpkin anytime of the year, this soup is easy to make in the crock pot or on the fly at home. The added lentils … Continue reading

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Roast Venison for a Mid-Holiday Break

Sometimes there is so much rich food around during the holidays, one longs for just simple, well prepared food. This roast of venison wrapped in foil fit the bill for a easy and delectable winter night meal. It can also … Continue reading

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Edible Adventure- Vail Green Chile Pork Stew

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Vail to check out the local food scene and do some hiking. One of the dishes I saw on most menus was a Green Chile with Pork Stew. It was different  … Continue reading

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A diamond in the kitchen, this tuber is perfect for adding a rustic flavor to your dishes

I am a lucky chef. I have some very generous foodie friends that love to travel and bring me home culinary treasures from their journeys. Over the years I have been given garlic from the garlic capital of the world … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest Photo Gallery and Farmer’s Market Ratatouille Recipe

I love farmer’s markets. The colors, the smells, the bakery and everything else that goes with it. I also like to photograph farmer’s markets when I travel. Here are a few pics from our own Harvest Festival in Duluth that … Continue reading

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Springtime in Louisiana Means Crawfish Season!- Recipe for Mama’s Crawfish Etouffe

In Louisiana, crawfish season is usually in full swing at Easter. I remember as a child going crawfishing with my daddy and brothers after dinner on Easter Sunday. I would always bring my Easter basket along in case I got … Continue reading

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