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Kerrygold Open-Faced Breakfast Toasts

Monday, January 5, 2015

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I’m a sucker for a good breakfast. I love breakfast, and I also love to entertain guests. When I have overnight guests I like to make them a special breakfast. Now, if you know me, you know I like things that LOOK like they took a lot of effort, when in reality they are dead […]

Chocolate Spice Cake With Brown Butter Frosting

Wed, Sep 30, 2009

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Welcome Fall!!   It is not exactly cool here, but we have had three days where the temps have stayed cool enough for the air to be crisp, and that puts me in a Fall baking mood!  I decided to break out all the ingredients for a spice cake when a bar of dark chocolate […]

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Orzo in White Wine Sauce

Wed, Sep 23, 2009

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I love easy meals that look and taste like a million bucks. I can make this meal in thirty minutes or less, it tastes great, and it is nice enough for weeknight guests. Bonus! During the week I refuse to fry, so when I want something super crunchy I turn to my oven and panko […]

Baked Sopes with Skirt Steak and Black Beans

Mon, Sep 21, 2009

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Living so close to the Mexican border you would think you would get more authentic Mexican food, but we really don’t.  We get a lot of really yummy Tex-Mex, the fusion of Mexican flavors with Southwestern ingredients and traditional cowboy cooking methods. There are times, however, when I crave the food of Mexico.  In particular […]

Fresh Pasta – Mushroom Ricotta Ravioli

Fri, Sep 18, 2009

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I had often wondered how hard fresh, homemade, pasta would be to prepare.  In my mind I imagined that it would be an all day process.  I was wrong.   That said, I did use a pasta roller to roll the pasta into sheets.  That made the process SO easy.  If you have to roll […]

Bolognese Sauce

Wed, Sep 16, 2009

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I am not a very patient person.  When I want something, I kind of want it now.  That can be a problem when what I want is bolognese sauce.    The trick to good bolognese is to take your time with each step, letting things get brown or simmer completely before moving on to the […]

Apple Bacon Fritters with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Fri, Sep 11, 2009

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 I love doughnuts.  There is something wonderfully fun about fried dough smothered in a sweet glaze.  Doughnuts are perfect for parties, meetings, brunches, and breakfasts with a hot cup of coffee.   If you have never had a homemade doughnut you really must try one.  They are pretty easy to make, you can even make […]

Mushroom, Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Fri, Sep 4, 2009

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Would you believe me if I told you stuffed chicken was something you could make during the week?   I would not have believed you until now.  This is the perfect make ahead dinner, just get the chicken breasts stuffed and trussed and stash in the fridge for dinner up to two days ahead.  If […]

Peach Upside-down Cake

Wed, Sep 2, 2009

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 As Summer winds down, and we start to see the Summer fruit dwindle in the stores, I find that I am on one last Summer dessert push.     I know, in a few shorts weeks, that the fresh Summer peaches will be replaces with the depressing peaches we get most of the year.  I am […]

Irish Soda Bread

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

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 I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  Ireland changed my life. On my first night in Dublin my husband and I found a bustling pub in the Temple Bar District which served traditional Irish food.  Now, most pubs sell Guinness stew and soda bread, but this pub had bangers and mash, roasted […]

Bacon Cheddar Cookies

Mon, Aug 24, 2009

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Yes, Cheddar Bacon Cookies.  Now, before you ask, no this is not a sweet cookie.  It is a savoury cookie perfect for appetizers for serving with a salad or soup.  They are so good! These cookies are addictive.  They are the perfect base for savoury spreads and toppings, but are just as delightful all on […]

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