Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon


I love vegetables so I am always cooking some. I usually eat whatever I see, and whatever strikes me fancy in the grocery store ;-) Today, I cooked brussels sprout because they are actually something my husband would eat. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Sirloin Patty with Caramelized Onion and Cream Reduction


It was 6:30 when I was making my way home. I called home to check on everyone and to ask about dinner. Instead of a dinner suggestion, I was told to get some pizza so as to have dinner ready … Continue reading

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Steamed New Potatoes with Herb Butter


Being married to a German man can be quite a challenge?!?! Why because it is harder and harder to think of new ways to fix potatoes. Luckily today as I went to pick up those sirloin patties, I saw those … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup au Naturel


With the fall coming in and the weather turning to cool, it is giving me envy of soups and veloute… Since I had made some little tartlets made with fresh pumpkin and had lots, lots of pumpkin left overs, I … Continue reading

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Parmesan and Bacon Double-Baked Potatoes


With this dreary weather, all I want to cook for my family and I, is comfort food. I crave roasted fall vegetables, sweet potato puree, pumpkin veloute, winter squash soup, apple pies…  Of course those fares are nothing my husband … Continue reading

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Crisp Chocolate Cookies


As you know I go grocery shopping almost every day. It allows me to find inspiration if I don’t know what I am going to eat that night, or just get the freshest ingredients. Sometimes I go to Publix, sometimes … Continue reading

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Saute Scallops over Coarse Apple Compote


What do you think about when your mind wanders? Me, food. I think about food. I think about things that would taste good. I think about recipes, and how things would taste when combined with various ingredients. Today I was … Continue reading

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Halloween Cooking Class


This week-end, I hosted a Halloween Cooking Class for children of 8 years and over. The class met for 2 hours during which we got busy making all kind of Halloween food. On the menu we had Witch Brew in … Continue reading

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Monk Fish Poached in Oolong Tea


I love to cook  consequently we do not go out often. When we are out-of-town, on the other hand, I look forward going out and eating out. I look for places that are avant-garde. This allows me to see the … Continue reading

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Chili Powder Coated Tuna with Spicy Blackberry Coulis


I love tuna, and I would be completely satisfied eating it flashed saute with a horseradish sauce. It is quick, yummy and very satisfying. And it is a great substitute to sushi;-). But because I had purchased a blackberry jelly ( … Continue reading

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