Brazilian Rice Pudding — A Taste of Brazil

While growing up I was never very fond of rice pudding. I always found it strange to eat sweet rice, for me rice was something that was savory and I never was quite able to stomach sweet rice. When I first came to Brazil in 2005 I was a little bit surprised to see how […]…

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Jamie & JB’s Braised Chicken in Milk

I have so many noteworthy Guest Chef recipes that I simply need to extend the offerings in this category to a 2 week period. I have a few fresh recipes from new guest chef’s on the agenda as well. So many incredible culinary contributions-so little time! Please Note: I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my reader…

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Easy Pacific Northwest Glazed Smoked Salmon & a little info

Glazed Smoked Salmon at its Finest! Get to know your food: Did you know that salmon is considered anadromous: born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, and then return to fresh water to reproduce? They maintain one color when living in fresh water, then change color when they are in salt water. Good to…

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Luscious Lemon Blueberry Scones

This is a simple, quick and easy recipe to make on lazy weekend mornings alone or with the kids. This will produce consistent flaky, buttery, soft-centered, bakery quality scones time and again. Mix and match dried fruits, different citrus zests and even some chocolate morsels; white or dark. Perfect plain or topped with butter, preserves,…

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Golden Lemon Scented Potato Salad Featuring Dijon & Dill

This creamy slightly piquant salad is paired with the rich, sweet, soft texture and pleasant aroma of dill and spicy Dijon; kissed with white wine and seasonings. It makes the perfect traveling or stay at home picnic fare. Alongside fried or barbecued chicken, or anything grilled, you have a complete culinary celebration. Delectable! PS…I accidentally…

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Raspberry Filled Yellow Fairy Cakes with Lemon Buttercream

So, what are Fairy Cakes anyway? Fairy cakes are not, as their name might imply, themed cakes designed and decorated to the liking of mystical, fantasy enthusiasts. They are, simply stated, smaller versions of cupcakes. They’re widely popular in the UK, and tend not to pile on the icing in the same way that American…

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Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Stir Fry: The Powerful Aphrodisiac?

Does this long, green, fibrous shaft really have the ability to excite the senses? While various foods such as strawberries, chocolate and pomegranates claim to hold powerful aphrodisiac qualities, today’s concentration is on the mighty asparagus; one of the most commanding of all. The Vegetarian Society, which recommends feeding asparagus to your lover by hand,…

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Northern Italian Peasant Fare: Tuscan Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This is a quintessential example of vintage Northern Italian Peasant fare. Since we have fountains of fresh rosemary flourishing in our Arizona garden and are always searching for ways to put this pungent, woody, citrusy herb to good use, I decided to showcase a Mama Carmela classic. This luscious, lemony, herb-packed delight was my mama’s “go to” Sunday chicken dish…

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