Cajun Burger with Collard Greens and Fried Oysters…

My version is a simple dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper atop the grass-fed beef patties on freshly-baked hamburger buns, adding on fried oysters, collard greens, and Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce to finish it off—no bayou dish left unturned.

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Crustless Spinach, Egg and Mushroom Quiche

The green veggies are in honour of Saint Patrick’s Day, and for my blended household–made up of an older son who is now a pescatarian, an elderly mom whose on a strict diet because of her arthritis, a teen who eats everything that’s in the fridge at midnight, a hubby who goes for walks around […]

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Chinese Dumplings 101

Prep time- 2 hours.  Filling assembly- 1 hour.  Steaming- 30 minutes.  Frying- 30 minutes.  Satisfaction of homemade dumplings- Priceless.

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Banana Tarte Tartin

Quick, easy, and impressively good!  Think of it as caramelized, barbecued bananas on a stick!  Here we go…

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Phyllo Dough Bison Pie and Cups

I remember the first time I dabbled with phyllo dough I had no idea what I was doing.  My cousin gave me one of those mini pie makers for Christmas a couple of years back and I was eager to get started.  So naturally at the market, I grabbed what I thought to be an […]

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Bone-in Pork Roast with Pear Jam Glaze

Improvise, improvise, improvise…I’m big on this when it comes to recipes.  Most times, whilst sitting in my little corner kitchen desk, I’ve already figured out what I am going to cook for tomorrow’s dinner whilst, in my head, prepping the ingredients for tonight’s family meal!  There are thousands, upon thousands of recipes on-line where I […]

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Almost-from-Scratch Savory Croissants…

So this is exactly the kind of recipe you can dive into for those lazy, yet impatient days you may be having…as well as, when everything you need is readily available in the kitchen.

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A Classic Bloody Mary and Lobster Tail Kind of Day…

Yesterday we had rain…finally.  True, it’s not the most pleasant…but hey, free water is ALWAYS good.  So it was a cozy kind of feeling for me, which personally meant, run to the grocery store to see what I can cook up for the day! 

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A Day with Sablé Breton…

Tried out my luck this afternoon with the world-famous Sablé Breton (French classic butter cookies) recipe from Bruno Albouze.  My husband told me that sablés were his dad’s favorite, “You know, these will go really well with some sablés…” his dad would say.  I did not know this until the cookies were just about done […]

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Baked Buffalo Wings with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce…Game On!

Yesterday I made homemade butter (A very simple recipe using 1/2 pint of whipping cream and a mixer, which I will share with you all later)…and of course, what derives from butter is buttermilk.  I had about 1 1/2 cup of buttermilk that I couldn’t let go to waste.  So this afternoon, despite the migraine, […]

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Creamy Honey Peanut Butter Cups…Homemade.

How about a simple, homemade delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth?!  Well, what can be better than peanut butter and chocolate combined?

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The Baconisa…Whaaa?!?

A few blogs ago I made some skinless longganisa using lean ground pork.  Although all the flavors of what longganisa should look and taste like was accounted for, they were a bit on the dry side due to the lack of porky fat.  So tonight, I decided to revisit this recipe and use bacon as […]

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