Cookbooks

Stuffed Acorn Squash – Share our Holiday Table

December 13, 2010
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The holiday season is upon us, and my husband and I are finally starting to get into the holiday spirit. Maybe it’s the festive cappuccinos or the warm vin chaud and the carolers singing in the streets, but either way, the holidays are here and I can’t wait to start some new traditions with my husband during our first Christmas abroad. For me, the holidays are a season of giving. I consider myself blessed because my entire life I basically have never had want of any necessities of life, and the holidays were always filled with an abundance of love, family, and food – and I enjoy giving gifts to show my love and affection to friends and family I care about. I agonized over what to give my husband for Christmas for weeks – and then it dawned on me that the reason it was so difficult is that he really doesn’t need anything. Neither do I. We don’t need anything.

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Gluten Free Tarte Shell

March 1, 2010

Do you ever develop emotional attachments to your cookbooks?  I certainly do – I tend to get sentimental about books anyways, but especially my cookbooks – after all, they have been with me through some failures and successes, repeated trials, discovering new techniques and all of the crazy adventures that go with learning how to […]

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Chocolate Soufflé

February 26, 2010

Hi.  I’m Jenn and I am a chocoholic.  I eat chocolate every day.  I love dark chocolate that isn’t very sweet.  In fact, the higher the percentage of cocoa solids in chocolate, the better as far as I am concerned.  And next to eating delicious chocolate, I love to cook with it. To conclude our […]

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Beurre Blanc Poached Cod

February 23, 2010

I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s -all those silly chalky conversation hearts that taste like Tums just don’t do it for me.  Most years it just feels like another “Hallmark holiday” – I mean, if you truly love someone, do you really need a special day during the year to tell them?  I […]

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Fly Cemeteries – Learning How to Bake the Irish…err…Scottish Way

November 1, 2009

Warning – this post is NOT gluten free!! The title is fitting for the day after Halloween, no?  My only guess as to why these are called “fly cemeteries” is that all of the currants in the filling look like a bunch of dead flies.  In reality, it’s a shortbread-like sandwich filled with a thick […]

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Mango and Hickory Smoked Ribs

September 22, 2009

While it is still warm out during these last few days of summer (hello Autumn! You officially started today!), we had a family BBQ with some slow cooked hickory smoked ribs, and a delicious mango sauce.  This recipe was adapted from a recipe found in one of my favorite cooking magazines that I subscribe to, […]

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