BLT Bacon Cups & Chipolte Ranch Dressing

  Bacon is beloved to many, and a favorite ingredient used in creative and innovative ways. This recipe is one that has a genius twist, as instead of relying on a bowl, tortilla shells or bread as a vessel for your food, you can use bacon! Here is how to make bacon cups.

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Southern Succotash

Many like to write about their love of cast iron, and the familial bond that is shared as it passes from one generation to the next. I have treasured cast iron that was passed on to me as well, and I was fortunate when in the division of assets in my first marriage, that I…

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Avocado Stuffed with Crabmeat Maison

Today is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I am celebrating by sharing one of my favorite recipes adapted from Galatoire’s, called Avocado Stuffed with Crabmeat Maison. Galatoire’s is a James Beard Award winning restaurant nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, and it’s cuisine is anchored in French Creole traditions,…

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Dry-Aged Ribeye with Raclette-Stuffed Rosti Potatoes

This week I am reviewing “Cooking Without Borders” by Chef Anita Lo with Charlotte Druckman, released October 2011 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams publishing. Chef Lo is the chef-owner of New York City’s Michelin-starred restaurant, annisa, and this is her first, and very much anticipated cookbook. To Anita Lo, all cooking…

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Spain: Holiday Spinach Costa del Sol

The last time I visited Spain was about five years ago, and it seems like yesterday. I was fortunate enough to have my mother and two children on the adventure. We started in Madrid, a city that I fell in love with immediately. The local cuisine, tapas bars, architecture, and history drew me in like…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Basil

Yesterday was blustery and the temperatures dropped along the Gulf Coast. I for one was ready. This morning I actually lit my fireplace, and as my son was eating his breakfast he said, “It feels like Christmas and it’s not even Halloween yet!” The morning sunlight was shining in on the spot where we put…

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Italian Sausage, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Bread Pudding

I am thankful that The Secret Ingredient-Morrow Cookbooks decided with Chef Emeril Lagasse, to have a blogging party to promote his newest cookbook, Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. It has proven to be a hit with all of the bloggers, and I am sure the public will devour it. The last few weeks have…

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One-Pot Wonders: Wok-Seared Duck Salad

Wok-Seared duck Salad, is one of the recipes from Emeril Lagasse’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders, that we were allowed to share. There were so many wonderful foods to prepare, I let this one slip by, but not for long! I wanted to pass it on to you anyway, as many of the bloggers…

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One-Pot Wonders: Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Top

When I first received the pre-released Emeril Lagasse cookbook, Sizzling Skillets And Other One-Pot wonders, from the good folks at Morrow Cookbooks – The Simple Ingredient, and I had a chance to flip through the pages, I knew right away one of my choice recipes would be the Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit top. Pot…

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One-Pot Wonders: Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe

I am not sure when the idea of Meatless Monday got so popular, but I did refer to Wikipedia when writing my fourth post, because I was curious. It turns out that in 2003, the Meatless Monday campaign was “re-started” focusing its initiative on Monday for multiple reasons. Monday is typically the beginning of the…

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