Monthly Archives: March 2014

Crawfish Boil

Since we are so close to Louisiana, every spring means crawfish season is open. Nothing is more traditional than a good old fashioned crawfish boil. So boil up a big pot of water, break out the old bay and get … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part Two

Here’s another elegant dinner that features chicken as its star. Upside-Down Chicken Florentine Scalloped Potatoes with Rosemary Poached Pears with Chocolate and Wine Sauce

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Apple Cake with Custard Cream

The recipe for this fantastic cake came from The Kitchen McCabe blog. The only change I made was to add one teaspoon ground cinnamon to the sugar in the cake. Well and I used cream instead of milk, cut the … Continue reading

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Tea Shortbread Cookies

Recently we bought some tea bags from a company we had not tried in awhile. We used to really like this tea and felt the high price they charged was worth it. Let’s just say the revisit did not go … Continue reading

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New York Sour

Like a whiskey sour and a great sangria all in one, this classic drink makes you want to dash off to the Big Apple. OK, actually it just makes us wish the next season of Boardwalk Empire would come around … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Dahl

Lentils are the perfect solution for when someone forgets to put anything out for dinner in the morning before work. They cook fast, require no pre-soaking and are very versatile. This dish is a perfect accompaniment to go with any … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Eggs and Olives

This dish makes use of hard-cooked egg yolks to make a Caesar-like dressing for asparagus. The olives add a bit of salt and tang. Serve warm or at room temperature. Open a vino verde for an indulgent, but not too … Continue reading

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This flat bread recipe comes from Eva’s Kitchen Inspirations, which she altered from Metemgee. I almost followed Eva’s recipe exactly and had a perfect product the first time around.  The only thing I changed is to add a teaspoon of … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part One

We tend to overlook chicken when we’re making fancy meals for guests, which is just silly if you think about it. It’s tasty and it’s cheaper than other cuts of meat. Save the delicacies for date night. Lemon Chicken Quick … Continue reading

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Venison in an Orange-Honey Sauce

This sweet marinade doubles as the poaching liquid and sauce. Make use of fresh-squeezed juice since oranges are coming into season. It is a perfect pairing with the robust flavors of venison. Orange Honey Marinated Venison 2-3 lb venison tenderloin … Continue reading

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