A Very Berry Ice Cream

Is it really cheating when you find an easier way to simplify a process? Why work harder when you can work smarter. Traditionally, most ice cream recipes call for tempering of eggs or cooking process which can take a bit of time. Its a step I reserve for deeper stronger flavors like chocolate, pecan and […]

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The Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes w/Mascarpone Frosting

What is Easter without carrot cake? Better yet cupcakes? When I was growing up my aunt Bea always made the best carrot cakes. I use to watch so intensely to find out what was the secret to her moist masterpiece. Maybe it was the mysterious blend of spices she sprinkled in, or the ratio of cream cheese to butter she […]

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Pear Tart w/ Almond Frangipane

Spring makes me feel all happy inside. All I can think about are warm pies and brightly colored fruits. Looking out the window yesterday, I was inspired by the yellow tulips to make something cheerful.  And thought, hmm how about a tart! Tarts are always fun to make. Although the process can seem a bit time consuming, the delicate […]

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Tenderloin w/Celery Puree Crust

  I’ve found that the most juicy tender cuts of meat are the boneless ones. In my house there is no bias. But for this recipe, having a boneless cut not only helps the meat to cook evenly, but also gives a perfect succulent finish. Delicious steaks can be cooked perfect even on a stovetop. With a few perfectly placed ingredients, you […]

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Easy Thai Curry Soup

I’m a creature of habit. At least when it comes to foods I love. Twice a month we would order Asian take-out. Without fail, I order the same Thai Curry Soup every time. I once made the mistake of saying to the hubby, I want to try something else. And that something else he brought […]

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Quick Breakfast Salad w/ Poached Egg

I have never been much of a breakfast person, but I am starting to appreciate that any great day starts with a healthy breakfast. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something that you will enjoy and have a few minutes to spare to prepare. Mornings are what I consider “my time”. When the […]

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