Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Italian Style

Mushrooms are versatile when planning a menu. They can be used in an appetizer, salad or main course. While traveling in Europe, I have had a delicious salad topped with warm wild mushrooms and roasted pears, had mushrooms cooked in a cream sauce and served over pork and mushrooms stuffed with meat and bread crumbs […]

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Seared Sea Scallops With An Orange Ponzu Reduction

Asian food is some of the most popular in the world, no matter where you might live. One of the food trends now is Asian fusion cuisine. I am always amazed with the winning meals that restaurants create using a popular local dish from their area and then give it a twist using a typical Asian […]

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Shepherds Pie…For The First Time

Is there a dish you have heard about your whole life but somehow never tried. For me, it was shepherds pie. Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, many people said that they were making this dish to celebrate the holiday. I decided it was time for me to make an Irish Shepherds Pie topped with […]

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Spring Has Arrived And The Battle Begins

The official first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox has arrived. Celebrated in the northern hemisphere, spring offers a rebirth…the start of new beginnings. I am celebrating the day by starting my tomato seeds. And this is where my battle begins with “mother nature”. Will this year’s garden be blessed with sun, balmy breezes, and […]

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Fish Tacos…Special Requests Don’t Upset Us

Last month while visiting Florida, I had delicious fish tacos as an appetizer at Racks Downtown Eatery in Boca Raton. I included a photo of the tacos in my post, Hip and Happening Delray Beach. One of my readers, I know her as Bliss from the blog, Stepping My Way to Bliss, asked if I could […]

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The Luck Of The Irish

The luck of the Irish…yes, that must be it. I have been so lucky and rewarded with awards by so many of my fellow bloggers. It is like I have discovered the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”. I was awarded the Red Education Shoe Award by Linda at Savoring Every Bite while I […]

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Slow Braised Beef Brisket

Slow braised beef brisket fills the kitchen with such wonderful aromas that you may find yourself pacing in front of the oven wanting to take a peak but don’t. The secret to melt in your mouth tenderness is the steam from the vegetables and broth totally enveloping the meat. Just remember that low and slow […]

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Pozole Verde

How about a nice steaming bowl of pozole verde? Haven’t heard of it…what if I said pork and hominy stew with green chilies. This traditional dish is the comfort food of Mexico. There are many varieties of pozole using different meats but the classic is made with pork. Their color comes from the different chilies […]

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Louisiana Soul Food…Call It Gumbo

When I hear the name Louisiana, the first thing that comes to mind is New Orleans. I can’t help but think of the soulful jazz music played on street corners and night clubs throughout the city. When I think of Louisiana, I also think of all the wonderful food. Cajun or Creole…the food has its […]

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Spring…I Think Not

If you live in the northern hemisphere, spring arrived on March 1st according to the World Meteorological Organization and will last for the months of March, April and May. Many of my fellow bloggers who garden have spoken about spring weather for weeks. At our home in New Hampshire, maybe spring will really be here […]

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