Pecan Crusted Scallops with an Anjou Pear Puree

Here is one of the most luscious tidbits you can offer family and friends. Get ready for the holiday seasons upcoming and, yes, even show off a little. Go on, you know you want to! 1 cup sugar 1 Anjou pear, peeled, cored and diced in cubes pinch of salt 1 quart of oil for […]

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Cheese Straws

Again, this is for the times you are entertaining for a wine and cheese evening or a big dinner for family and friends, and wish to put up something that is a bit different but everyone will love. Goes really well when consuming a glass of wine. 1 frozen puff pastry (13-14 oz.), thawed in […]

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Mini Cheese Balls

The entertaining season is fast approaching and this is a wonderful bite to have. Set these out on a fancy plate with other tasty tidbits you have prepared and it won’t be long before they are all gone. 2 pkgs Cream Cheese, softened 1 tin Maple Leaf Flakes of Ham (184 grams) 1 can of […]

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Super Pecan Bars

I love pecans in or on anything. When you make these you won’t want to take the plate into the dining room. It is not polite to serve just the left over crumbs. Yes, it is that yummy. Crust 1 3/4 cup flour 6 tbsp. butter pinch of salt 8 tbsp. butter Mix this all […]

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Summer Corn You Will Love

I don’t know anyone who does not like/love corn on the cob. This is the same thing but different. Ready to try? 7 ears of fresh corn 2 tsp. sugar 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup whipping cream pinch of salt First, cut the corn from the cob. Combine with the sugar, stir to cover and […]

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Shrimp Croquettes

If you are like me, you are always trying to find something a little different to impress company or even your family. This might do the trick. It is not expensive to make and I think you will be glad you tried this. 2 -3 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 […]

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Home Made Salisbury Steaks

I have to tell you that the smell in our kitchen is driving me crazy. It is wonderful and so inviting I am sorry we have to wait for dinner. If you wish to drive the neighborhood nuts, this is the one recipe to use. 1/4 cup cream 1/2 pkg. Golden Grill Hash browns (from […]

Fresh Lime Cake With A Salted Chocolate Glaze

Ooohhhh! This is so yummy, you won’t believe it.   Cake 1 tbsp. lime zest 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup buttermilk 3 large eggs 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 ¬†3/4 cups flour 1 ¬†1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt   Preheat oven to 350 […]

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Summer Vegetable Pies

This might be one way for kids and adults who claim NOT to like vegetables, to eat them. It is very pretty to look at and the vegetables are not mushy in texture. A super summer dish.   2 pie crusts (store bought is good) 1 large egg 1 tsp. cold water 1 tbsp. olive […]

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Cantaloupe and Ham Tidbits

All you need here is a lovely fresh cantaloupe, ham and toothpicks. Let’s go…   Oil for the grill pan 1/4 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut in wide 1 inch wedges 4 thick slices¬†parmesan focaccia bread, crusts removed, toasted and cut into quarters 8 slices of a honey or black forest ham, cut in half […]

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Little Frittata Bites

These are lovely little bites to serve during an afternoon with friends.   1 tbsp. olive oil 1 small yellow onion, grated 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp. tarragon, chopped 1 tsp. thyme, chopped 1 cup fresh peas 8 large eggs 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, grated pinch of salt pinch of pepper 12 grape tomatoes, […]

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake With an Espresso Glaze

Okay, our family is now over the moon with just the name of this recipe. After all, isn’t chocolate another food group? Let’s begin – it is not difficult.   Crust 1 pkg. of chocolate wafers 1/4 cup granulated sugar pinch of cinnamon 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted   In a food processor, pulse the […]

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