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Category Archives: Appetizers and Soups

The Daring Cook’s Challenge: Tomato Consomme

I admit it, I took the easy way out this time.  As much as I love soups and really wanted to go all out, I’m preparing to travel to California … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 14 Comments

Potato LeekTart

I’m sad to say this dish was just not very photogenic.  It has great flavor and was a big hit with family and friends but I just couldn’t get a … Continue reading

July 16, 2011 · 7 Comments

Italian Caprese Sliders – Top 5 in LA Times Battle of the Burgers

Ok I admit it, I lied. It is #NationalHamburgerDay and it’s been years now so I’m reposting this one. I’m also making them for the holiday. I know everyone is … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 13 Comments

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge

As we have already established, I’m a picky eater.   I generally don’t do salads of any kind mostly because I don’t like condiments – no ketchup, no mustard, no … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 6 Comments

Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

I am a picky eater, everyone knows it including me.  Not only that, I’m inconsistent.  Many things I will only eat certain ways – mostly cooked.  I don’t like unmelted … Continue reading

June 12, 2011 · 2 Comments

Fresh Herb Pasta

I’ve watched the little Italian ladies on TV make fresh pasta on a board by just putting down the flour, making a well for the egg, adding a little water … Continue reading

June 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

Quinoa with Fresh Asparagus and Tomatoes

In my not so successful quest to be more healthy (since the very next day I made mac & cheese with bacon), I decided to try making Quinoa since I’ve … Continue reading

June 4, 2011 · 4 Comments