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Deviled eggs

Four ways to peel a hard boiled egg. Cooling the eggs completely before attempting to peel them, Using the curvature of a spoon to peel the eggs with ease, Gently rolling and smashing the egg shell completely before peeling it…

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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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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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Asparagus soup

Everyone needs a good Asparagus soup recipe. This recipe I created for Traditional Home Magazine is delicious with it’s hint of pistachio and cream. This Asparagus soup tastes like asparagus, but it’s softer and milder than plain asparagus, because it has…

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Banana bread

This delicious banana bread recipe makes extremely moist bread and has tons of banana flavor. It’s best served after it has cooled so the interior of the bread isn’t too gooey, as there is so much yummy banana. Ingredients 2 cups AP…

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Beet, green bean and spinach salad

Spring means fresh greens, heirloom beets and green beans and this salad recipe is a great way to combine all three. Good fresh beets are simply delicious and for those of you who have never had one or are turned off by their pungent…

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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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Citrus Salad with Roquefort cheese

This Citrus salad with Roquefort cheese is a delicious palette cleanser and is perfect for before or after a main course. The combination of oranges, grapefruit, shaved fennel and Roquefort (blue) cheese is delicious and is a take on a…

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Mushroom stuffing

A delicious mushroom stuffing goes exceptionally well with my herb crown roast of pork recipe. This is also a great side dish to serve with any hearty meaty main course- prime rib, pot roast or beef tenderloin. Not only is…

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