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Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Best Brioche Recipe - Never Fails

This recipe is a slow rise but it makes perfect, French style, brioche every time. For a special Sunday Brunch treat, make brioche loaves, slice, toast and serve them instead of english muffins (eggs benedict). BRIOCHE Makes 1 1/4 Pounds Dough Prepare up to 3 days in advance Active Work: 15 minutes... Sign in to see full entry.

The Best Crabcake Recipe EVER!

I would love to claim this but I actually found it on Terri's Test Kitchen website. I will take credit for wasting hundreds of dollars of crabmeat and other ingredients testing other "Best Crabcake" recipes until I found this one. I was in search of the crab cakes that were similar to those found at... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Has anyone made the scone recipe on this blog?

Call me less than humble when it comes to my scones...they are incredible and some of the best you will ever eat in your life! Forget those dry hockey pucks at Starbucks or anywhere for that matter. No one puts any imagination or creativity into scones. I am sharing my recipe with you and I would... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Don't F_ _ ck with the recipe

I was asked to make my famous red velvet cake for a friend's birthday last Friday. Time was short but as I love to bake, I decided to squeeze it in, besides I would be at this party and get a piece of it. What makes it famous? I use spiced beet juice in lieu of the vinegar +1 TBSP and I use 50/50... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Favorite Epicurious Recipes

I highly recommend reading all reviews when selecting recipes. The bad reviews are as important as the good ones. Usually the bad ones offer suggestions on what not to do. I have had great luck with these recipes. Giant Coconut Cake... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Learning to like the Yam and other Orange foods

Why does orange food have to be so good for you? I am learning to choke down the one food that I have detested my whole life..the yam. Forget enticing me with brown sugar and cinammon, the thought of it gags me. First, I do not like the texture of a cooked yam (mushy) and second, there is the taste.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vodka Cheese Wheel Fondue

Get a nice wheel of your favorite real cheese, the more pungent the better. Carve a hole in it and fill the hole with Vodka Light the Vodka on fire and let the cheese melt into it until the hole is full of melted cheese Blow out the vodka, dip bread, or fruit into center If cheese starts to cool,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tortilla Soup for the Soul

One could call me a conniseur of Tortilla Soup because, I have eaten Tortilla Soup from California to New York city and hands down, the best Tortilla soup I have ever eaten is at a little restaurant called La Playa Allegra in Lynchburg, Virginia. The large sized bowl is filled with homemade chicken... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Delight Your Guests with Filled Scones

I used to own a coffee bar in Charlotte NC and when we first started working it, we bought scones and pastries from a local baker. They were not that good and consequently were thrown out. When I lived in Santa Barbara, I used to visit this little store that sold filled scones. They filled them with... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Goat Cheese Filled French Toast with Truffle Oil Sauce

Having a party and need a great and unusual starter. Try this recipe. I served this for french guests visiting the US and they loved it. Ingredients: Scallions, mushrooms, truffle oil, 1 fresh garlic clove, salt and pepper, Fresh Baguette, eggs and goat cheese (herb or plain...whatever is to your... Sign in to see full entry.

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