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Spinach Salad

August 23, 2012

Spinach Salad This is a delicious main-dish salad.  For a refreshing side-dish salad, simply reduce the portions and omit the egg and bacon.  This salad pairs very well with roast chicken or a thick grilled pork or veal chop.  INGREDIENTS Salad: 2 Hard Boiled Eggs (Peeled) 3 Pounds Flat Leaf...

Victoria’s Risotto

August 21, 2012

Victoria’s Risotto This is my favorite risotto which should take only about 30 minutes to make from start to finish.  My risotto is such a great dish for either a side dish or the main course.  INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Cooked Peas 1/4 Cup Diced Green Bell Pepper 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Minced...

Busy Day Cake

August 3, 2012

Busy Day Cake Everyone needs to have my Busy Day Cake recipe at their fingertips.  It’s great to have in a pinch.  Top it off with whipped cream and berries or top it with your favorite ice cream or drizzle with honey, chocolate or caramel sauce.  Any of these toppings...

Classic Martini

August 2, 2012

Classic Martini Here’s an idea, why not have a martini party? INGREDIENTS 2 Ounces Gin 1/2 Ounce Dry Vermouth 3 Green Olives Lemon Peel Thread 3 green olives on a cocktail pick and set aside.  In a cocktail shaker combine the gin and vermouth.  Add ice cubes.  Cover and shake until...

Cosmopolitan

July 31, 2012

Cosmopolitan Ever wondered how to make a Cosmopolitan?  Perfect for backyard barbeques, holiday or dinner parties.  INGREDIENTS 2 Ounces Vodka 1 Ounce Orange Liqueur 1 Ounce Cranberry Juice 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice Lime Slice For Garnish In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime juice.  Add...

Pan Seared Scallops With Ginger Sauce

July 29, 2012

Pan Seared Scallops With Ginger Sauce There are many species of scallops in the sea, but you will find two general categories at the fish market.  Sea scallops are typically about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and are between 20 to 30 per pound.  Bay scallops smaller and are typically about 1/2...

Strawberry Milkshakes

July 5, 2012

Strawberry Milkshakes It’s hot out and time for a good old fashioned Strawberry Milkshake!    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Pound Fresh Strawberries 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Pint Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream 1/2 Cup Milk   Hull and slice the strawberries.  Place the sliced strawberries in a medium size mixing...

Lemon Parfait

June 28, 2012

Lemon Parfait This dessert looks like it took all day to make, but actually is pretty easy.  The only trick is that you need to chill for a few hours so you will need to plan ahead a bit.    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Strained Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Rind...

Super Moist Chocolate Layer Cake

June 4, 2012

Super Moist Chocolate Layer Cake   INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 2 Cups Sugar 5 Eggs (Room Temperature) 3 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 4 Squares (1 Ounce Each) Melted & Cooled Unsweetened Chocolate 2 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 1 Teaspoons Kosher Salt 1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk or Sour Milk  ...

Mother’s Day Breakfast Cobbler

May 12, 2012

Mother’s Day Breakfast Cobbler   Don’t be afraid to make this fruit dessert for Mother’s Day breakfast.  Serve it with a scoop of plain yogurt on the top.  Everyone loves this breakfast treat.    INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Unbleached Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 4...

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