Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top 5 Healthy Recipes for 2011

2011 was a big year for my husband and I. After he had a major operation we were told, that he absolutely had to lose weight. Even though it wasn’t doctors orders, I knew I needed to as well. At … Continue reading

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Recipe Swap: Cranberry Ricotta Gnocchi

Let me start by saying I adore the idea of a recipe swap. I also happen to love the blog who hosts the one I participate in and the blog that the recipe I was given came from. Since I … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I love it when simple dishes blow me away. I’m a firm believer that a recipe doesn’t need to be complicated for it to be amazing. This dish is effortless, delicious and presents beautifully at any table. The salty prosciutto … Continue reading

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Individual Tiramisu

When my husband and I were first married I was a TERRIBLE cook. Honestly, I fed the poor man undercooked eggs, undercooked chicken and horrific tiramisu all in the first year of our marriage. It’s a wonder the man is … Continue reading

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Cider Wassail

Growing up, we always had Wassail at Christmas. It’s just a perfect warming Holiday drink. Sure, it was 80 degrees here in Florida on Christmas Day this year but that’s besides the point. We cranked the A.C. down and got … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m pretty stoked to share this recipe with you. Not only because it is low-calorie and delicious but also because it’s a recipe that I tested the greatest cooking shortcut in the history of time on. Sure, I am totally … Continue reading

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Christmas Weekend Extravaganza Menu: 12/24-12/25

I am so excited about Christmas. One of my favorite things about Christmas (other than the spiritual meaning to us) is the hosting, cooking and baking that come with the Holiday. I have a Christmas Weekend Extravaganza planned. First, a … Continue reading

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Menu: 12/18-12/23

Can you even BELIEVE it’s almost Christmas? The older I get (blah!) the faster the time flies. I’m really looking forward to this week. I won’t be making too many meals at home but will be doing lots of baking … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

A side dish so delicious they made a movie out of it! Ok, now that I’ve got that out of my system. Let me tell you about this amazing side dish. I had a hard time convincing my husband to … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb Provencal

There are few days I enjoyed more in class than the day my Chef announced we were making rack of lamb. Naturally I was REALLY excited. Finally all of those crazy expensive lab fees for class were paying off! In … Continue reading

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DIY: Cafe Vienna Powdered Coffee Mix

Do you remember when those little red tins of Cafe Vienna coffee mixes first came out years ago and everyone used them? I have to admit I loved the stuff! My mother in law and husband first introduced me to … Continue reading

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Menu: 12/11-12/17

Well it’s finally here! Finals week. Thank you Lord. Three weeks off from class and then I start my final semester of Culinary school. How exciting! Oh and my hubby has lost 32 lbs! I am so proud of him! … Continue reading

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Chicken Shawarma

My husband and I could not stop praising this dish when we were eating it. As soon as the chicken hit the grill, the aroma was absolutely intoxicating. You could easily make this dish on a grill pan or in … Continue reading

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Green Chile Enchiladas

I am a huge fan of Mexican food and LOVE enchiladas. Green Chile Enchiladas are for my absolute favorite. These enchiladas come together quick, especially if you are using leftover chicken. You could make the green chile sauce ahead of … Continue reading

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Menu: 12/4-12/10

Whew. This week was a DOOZIE. Next week is finals so that leaves this week to study, recover from last week and plan for Christmas. A woman’s work is never done. I’m trying hard this week to “shop” out of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

If you had asked me a couple years ago whether I would be eating, let alone sharing a recipe for pumpkin pie bars I would have told you were crazy! I grew up hating pumpkin, especially pumpkin pie. I don’t … Continue reading

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