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Spring is here and it’s time to wake up your taste buds

April 15, 2011

After being bundled up and eating all those great stews this winter, I’m ready for something fresh and light. I made a Lemon mousse that turned out to be the perfect combination of tastes. Not only is it easy, but since you can make it ahead, it’s ideal for when you’re entertaining. Just take it out of the refrigerator and […]

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Don’t throw away those egg whites!

April 15, 2011

Since the lemon mousse calls for 5 egg yolks you’re left with 5 egg whites to deal with. In the past they’ve gone into my refrigerator as I made a mental note to find something good to make with them. More often than not, when I clean out the fridge I find them in a corner and all that’s left […]

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Return To Paris

March 15, 2011

A few years ago, I rented a room in Paris at the apartment of an American acquaintance. The apartment was also rented to a young French women and her baby. After a full day of work and taking care of her son, Valerie went into the kitchen to start cooking dinner. “May I help?” I asked. “Non,” she said with […]

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Pain au Chocolat: These are a MUST TRY!

June 20, 2008

So simple and oh so GOOD! My sister found these at Trader Joe’s. They are a great find and fun to make. Just follow the easy directions on the box. “Place the frozen pastries seam side down 4-5 inches apart on a very lightly buttered or paper lined baking sheet.” “Allow uncovered croissants to sit at room temperature for 9 […]

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Ted Kennedy Finds Strength in a Moment of Crisis – Where is my strength?

May 30, 2008

There are times when life takes a turn and grabs your complete attention, when you have no choice, but to take note. At this moment the following piece describes what has me thinking. I’ve had to write about it in order to understand its importance. From time to time, as they occur I will share these sorts of thoughts with […]

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Tacos: A great dinner had by all

May 27, 2008

Last night I made tacos. Not only are they delicious; they are so easy. Now that I’ve figured out the perfect Taco seasoning mix it’s healthy too. Here is a simple way to get great results using all natural ingredients that you can adjust to your taste buds. I serve it with both hard taco shells and the soft tortillas […]

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Crustless Quiche: Or Fast Food that’s good for you

May 13, 2008

I really like a good crust, but that’s the problem. Most of the time what surrounds the quiche is not good. I love the cheesy custard and I find myself eating the delicious inside and leaving the crust sitting naked in the middle of my plate. I consider quiche to be the perfect lunch food. That’s why I wanted to […]

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Assorted Grilled Peppers: Some things are just better fresh!

May 03, 2008

I know that you can buy roasted peppers just about anywhere nowadays, but they just don’t taste as good as the ones I make myself. I’m not sure why that is, except possibly their freshness—I just know that the flavor is totally different and that with a grill pan it is so easy to do there’s no reason not to. […]

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Carrot Salad

April 24, 2008

  With the great weather we are having I am even more anxious to eat food that tastes of summer. This recipe for carrot salad is a standby that is available everywhere in France. It is so simple and fresh tasting that it is hard to believe it has not yet become a staple in the States. It can be […]

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Green Salad and Dressing

April 14, 2008

As spring approaches I long for the tastes that remind me that the bounty of summer is on its way. Even though I eat it all year long, green salad is the perfect place to start adding what spring has to offer. It’s also the one thing I always have ready in my kitchen.b A good salad and salad dressing […]

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The Perfect Mustard to go with the Spiral Cut Ham

April 10, 2008

A spicy, sweet mustard is the perfect compliment to the flavor of this ham. As it turns out, the company that offers the perfect ham is not the company that makes the best mustard to go with it. Since I was ordering the spiral cut ham from Harrington of Vermont I ordered their mustard. That was a mistake. It was […]

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The Star of the Party – Kale!

April 07, 2008

My French cousins are coming for Sunday lunch and I’m thrilled to have them in my home. They haven’t come to the United States in so long that I actually can’t remember when the last time was. For me, this visit is a big deal. What to cook? Nothing French, that seems obvious. Something they are not used to eating […]

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