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Summer Gazpacho

Gazpacho was one of the things I fell in love with while working at a restaurant in Santa Monica California. Gazpacho is best when the vegetables are at their best, summer, and the soup is best after it refrigerates for…

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Chicken and grapes

At first you might think, chicken and grapes? But it’s not only delicious it’s also beautiful. The purple, green and white are a wonderful medley of color. “How to” make a beautiful presentation: This is a beautiful dish because of the…

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Beef bourgeon

Beef bourgeon is a classic French beef stew with chunks of flavorful beef in a rich sauce with roasted carrots and onions. By far this is one of my favorite meals and I love serving it with crunchy bread or…

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Popovers

A Popover is an easy recipe and they are made from very simple ingredients- eggs, flour, butter and salt. However, when they are beaten together and added to an extremely hot oven- magic happens.

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Meatball sub

Meatball subs have become my go to meal for my kids- why you ask? There are a few reasons: my oldest is a very picky eater but he loves a good hot dog bun and the shredded mozarella cheese, next my youngest…

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Mole sauce with halibut

There are a few different types of Mole sauces: red mole and earthy red mole sauce, green mole made with tomatilos and black mole made with chocolate powder. This delicious and slightly spicy recipe is made with black mole. Mole…

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Stuffed chile relleno

Chili rellenos are my weakness, no seriously. They are hot spicy and unbelievably delicious. This recipe is vegetarian if you can believe it, but even the biggest meat eater will go crazy because of it’s bold and full flavor. When…

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Scallop and shrimp ceviche

Ceviche is a blend of white fish, shrimp and scallops and it is cooked with lime and lemon juice. It is bold, flavorful and a fresh change from the cheesy Mexican food favorites that we all love. My recipe found…

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Carrot-Orange cocktail

Ts Carrot-Orange cocktail is made with a secret ingredient that was hand picked by Stephen Exel, a delicious Cynar liquor. Cynar is an aperitif to help cleanse the palette for before or after a delicious meal. The blend of carrot…

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Scallop on a lemon beurre blanc

This delicious lemon beurre blanc over a perfectly cooked scallop recipe will be a hit at your next dinner party. Plus it won’t break the bank because you’ll only be serving one per person. A beurre blanc for those of…

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