Category Archives: General Announcements

My Foodie Bucket List

I’m not much into New Years Resolutions but I can make lists like a mad woman. I’m also a huge believer of setting goals. I’ve set the bar pretty high in my opinion for several items on my Foodie Bucket … Continue reading

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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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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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Thai Chile Beef

Man oh man does my husband love this dish. It appeals to everything he loves: Beef, Thai and Spicy. Funny thing is, every time I make this I always question the recipe. Nothing about it makes sense to me. The … Continue reading

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Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese

I’m pretty obsessed with prosciutto right now. Which is funny because I really can’t stand ham but oh how I love the salty bite of a really thin slice of prosciutto. So, naturally when I saw this recipe I was … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/16-10/22

It was a good week in the kitchen here at our house. Coming into week three of our new diet regiment and I am happy to say that my husband has lost 23 lbs and I’ve lost 8 1/2 lbs! Numbers … Continue reading

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Flemish Beef Stew

It’s not rainy and it’s not cold here in Florida but I couldn’t put off making this stew anymore. Then I made it and I kicked myself for not making it sooner. This was another great recipe from eatingwell.com. The stew … Continue reading

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Roman Style Chicken

Before I started cooking and actually enjoying it (or for that matter, being good at it) I made the same few dishes over and over. I’m pretty sure I fed my husband both raw chicken and raw eggs on accident, … Continue reading

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Menu: 10/8-10/15

Another tasty week in the kitchen planned! I was definitely pleased with the General Tso’s Chicken and the Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce from last week, lets hope I have the same kind of success with this weeks menu! I … Continue reading

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Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce

Holy cow. What a yummy dish! I was more than pleasantly surprised at how great this chicken turned out. It is reminiscent of my pork tenderloin with mustard cream sauce, being that it’s a creamy sauce with Dijon mustard but much healthier I … Continue reading

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General Tso’s Chicken

So after spending 5 nights at the hospital with my hubby and eating cafeteria food for just about every meal, I was definitely ready to eat real food. Not only was I ready to eat real food, I was really … Continue reading

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Times they are a changin…(and a mini menu plan)

You may have noticed recently if you follow my menu plan, that we have been addressing some health issues with my husband lately. Well, actually we have been dealing with them for a while. I am thankful to say that this … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs

There are days when I wish I lived closer to an IKEA just so I could get some Swedish meatballs. Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever heard? I mean they are pretty good but I know the sauce comes … Continue reading

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Prosciutto and Fontina Pinwheels

Another great recipe thanks to A Taste of Home Cookings recipe swap! My husband and I actually don’t care for deli ham so when I first got this recipe I was a little worried. Then I realized that prosciutto is … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

With Fall fast approaching I have been craving anything to do with soup! One thing you will definitely know how to make when you leave cooking school is French Onion Soup. I’ve made it several times in cooking classes now … Continue reading

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Curried Corn

There are so many things about culinary school that I love. I’ve made some amazing friends who are just as passionate about food as I am. I’ve also been blessed to learn under Chefs who I really admire and respect. … Continue reading

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Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

A couple of months ago, I found this great website called Steamy Kitchen. Not only is the woman hilarious but she really knows her stuff too. So I was excited to see a method on her website for making a … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Cod with Cilantro Chile Relish

I got a great deal on frozen cod fillets at Sams the other day. I love cod! It’s a beautiful mild flaky fish and it is fantastic for frying. Since I wasn’t in the mood for fish and chips I … Continue reading

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

I’m going to sound like I’m just making excuses, but we rarely fry food. (It’s true!) I can’t stand the way it makes my house smell, not to mention sometimes you just feel terrible afterwards. I was willing to look … Continue reading

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Menu: 9/11-9/17

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. Even though it’s still hot here in Florida, you can almost smell Fall in the air! I’m really looking forward to making soups and baking anything and everything pumpkin. … Continue reading

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Fun in the kitchen: Catering a Baby Shower.

I had the pleasure of catering an absolutely lovely baby shower this weekend. I was really looking forward to the shower because I knew the hostess loved good food and she was really open to a diverse menu. She chose … Continue reading

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Menu: 8/28-9/3

What an INCREDIBLE week! I catered a lovely baby shower on Saturday and was blessed enough to cater a youth luncheon for my church on Sunday. I am so tired after back to back events but I don’t even care. … Continue reading

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Double Lemon Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

I knew when I saw this recipe that it would be delicious. I love the bright flavor of lemon and the tomato basil salsa is essentially a topping I make all the time for tomato bruschetta. The dish screams summer. … Continue reading

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Supper Club: Indian Food Night

I love getting together with the group of friends and family that now makes up our little supper club. About once a month or so we choose a country and plan an entire menu around it. This time it was … Continue reading

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Mexican Sour Cream Rice

I am always looking for a side to serve with Mexican food. This dish was recommended by a woman on a cooking forum I frequent. I’m so glad I tried it. This rice dish is perfect for potlucks, it’s cheesy, … Continue reading

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Menu: 8/21-8/27

This week is going to be AWESOME! 🙂 I have two events this weekend, one being a baby shower which I am really excited about and then I also have a large luncheon on sunday afternoon (which I am also … Continue reading

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Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I’ve seen these taquitos on several blogs lately and that usually means good things! Hubby and I both loved the flavor of the taquitos and they can be prepared ahead of time which is a great time saver for us. … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde

I adore salsa verde. Usually when we get it at a restaurant it is insanely hot. Only because hubby always orders the crazy hot death salsa and they usually use salsa verde as the vehicle to deliver death peppers. 😉 … Continue reading

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Pear Butter

No partridge here, just two fabulously bountiful pear trees that for the past two years have been decorating my back yard. Sand pears never really get soft, in fact they are hard as rocks but they have great flavor. Last … Continue reading

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Menu: 8/14-8/20

I would consider last weeks menu a total winner. The ultimate Sriracha Burger was awesome and the linguine carbonara with blue cheese and artichokes was phenomenal. Lets hope we can have the same success this week with new recipes. We … Continue reading

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Linguine Carbonara with Blue Cheese and Artichokes

This is my 100th post here at gourmetdaytoday! To celebrate this small milestone I am bringing you a recipe that really blew us away. I love carbonara! Love it! I’ve used Nigella Lawson’s recipe for years but I have to … Continue reading

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