Cranberry-Pepper Relish

It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly (@nella22) of Cooking with Books. Without missing a beat, we all knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”, as she sweetly calls Brian Murray, her fiancé.

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Belgian Endive, Pine Nut, Chive, and Truffle Salad

Today is my daughters birthday, and her first away from home. Her sweet college roommate surprised her with a clean room and treats this morning which was really touching. I think I have had a more difficult time not being together on her birthday, so today was perfect for a cookbook review! When asked by…

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Chicken Paprikash

I have been reviewing Chef Anita Lo’s, “Cooking Without Borders” this week, and I have enjoyed it on so many levels. I chose to prepare “My Aunt Beth’s Chicken Paprikash”, inspired by Lo’s Hungarian nanny, Sister Elizabeth Angel. Sister Elizabeth would spend time with young Lo, while the older siblings were off at play. She had…

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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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Virtual Potluck and 30AEATS

In August, 2011, Morrow books sent out a message that they were looking for bloggers to help promote Emeril Lagasse’s upcoming cookbook. Over 100 bloggers responded; 20 were chosen – including me. After the event, 12 of us decided to keep working together on similar projects, and to support and promote each other in fun and…

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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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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  An editor friend of mine recently asked if I had a cranberry recipe, or pumpkin recipe to share, and goodness do I have many that I need to post on my blog. Remember in my Emeril Lagasse post last week when I said I would wait to buy pumpkins this year for fall decoration? Kiss that…

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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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Grillades & Grits

Remember a few days ago, when I was having that reflective moment on the beach, writing about Cajun Shrimp Stew, and thinking about the fall? Well, ditch that, because the temps are back in the 90’s, the sun is out, and the Gulf of Mexico is shimmering! I am still trying to keep my fall…

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One-Pot Wonders: Rich Shrimp Stock

We are coming into the home stretch in Emeril’s One-Pot Blogging Party, and I have had a ball! It has been quite a bit of fun meeting my new blogging buddies from all across the country. We use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what each is cooking from the book, and boy are…

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