Shrimp Tartar w/Avocado & Quinoa

It’s Finally Friday Folks! This little piece of work will sure to delight. I have a friend coming over today for some chit-chat and thought it would be nice to whip up something quick. Nothing fancy, just a light lunch. Salad would definitely seem like the easiest way to go, but I was craving seafood as […]

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Disney Inspired Ratatouille!!!

Happy Tuesday! How often can you say a Disney movie inspired you to cook up something that is not only eye catching, but tasty too.  Better yet, a movie where a rat was dying to become a great French chef.  I must confess, I’ve seen this movie more than 10 times both with and without the intended […]

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Avocado Aioli

I have never been much of an Aioli fan to be honest. My first encounter was a few years ago at a party we attended in a city car garage surrounded by a rowdy crowd watching the Eroupa Manschaft (German for championship) and of course cheering on our German National team. Maybe this setting wasn’t the best for trying […]

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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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Poached Fish w/Sherry Tomato Sauce

The simplest dishes can remind you of home. And nothing says home to me like seafood. Seafood is one of the quickest, healthiest, and easiest dish you can prepare. It is my go to when I want something light, fresh and that looks elegant. I’ve cooked a lot of Seafood over the years. But fish is my favorite […]

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Sinfully Delicious Chocolate Cake

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE! Its HumpDay guys! And boy do I have something decadent for you. Okay, most know that I have had a secret love affair for many years. But the secret is out and I am not ashamed to say, I L O VE CHOCOLATE! It should come then as no surprise that chocolate is apart […]

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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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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Some people wait for special occasions or holidays to try new decadent recipes when there is a crowd to appreciate it. Well not for me. When the craving for chocolate hits, then its an occasion to indulge in a rich piece of chocolate heaven. Sure, I could settle for some Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s Ice […]

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