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Shredded Garlic Beef Tacos With Pickled Onions

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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I am developing an obsession with tacos. A few weekends ago my husband and I spent a VERY long afternoon at Mayfest, an art and sports fair, where I was preforming with my belly dance class.  Did I say it was a long day?  By the time I was finished I was hot, dusty, blistered, […]

Pan Seared Chicken with Creamy Polenta and Bacon

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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I love one pot dishes.    Anything I can do to save washing up dishes after dinner is always welcome.  Aside from making the washing up easier, building the dish in one pan gives you a unique opportunity to develop some pretty robust flavors.  You never lose any fond, the caramelized bits that get stuck […]

Pasta with Zinfandel Tomato Sauce and Ricotta

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Don’t you just love meals you can make in the snap, but taste like you cooked all day? I work three part-time jobs at the moment (long story) and I also attend culinary school at night, so I understand and adore quick meals that do not taste quick.  What makes this pasta sauce so tasty […]

Pan Seared Polenta with Chicken and Tomato Sauce

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Last year I had the opportunity to attend a mushroom event in Dallas where we were provided a cooking demo by Chef Kent Rathburn of Abacus restaurant. My favorite dish of the event was a polenta cake with mushroom ragu.  A few weeks after the event I received the recipe for the polenta with mushroom […]

Porchetta

Monday, December 21, 2009

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When I was at the FoodBuzz festival back in November I had something that was life-changingly good.  It is called porchetta. Porchetta is a pork shoulder with the fat and skin attached.  It is slowly cooked so the skin becomes crunchy while the meat becomes ridiculously tender.  The skin, attached to the fat cap, is […]

Lunch at Abacus with the Mushroom Council

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Today’s post is a departure from the norm.  Stay with me, there are a lot of good cooking tips to come. A few weeks ago, through the wonders of Twitter, I was offered the opportunity by The Mushroom Channel to attend a lunch hosted by the Mushroom Council.  I know what you are thinking.  There […]

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