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Homemade Ricotta And A Cool Crostini Spread

For Father’s Day, I signed up Kurt for a cheese-making class at Sur La Table.  Continue reading

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Super Shrimp Salad Inspired By My Childhood Deli

Every now and then, I end up in my old neighborhood.  Continue reading

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French Bread Part 2: Get Your Spray Bottle Ready!

Today let’s finish up the baguette recipe, but before I start, there are a few tools you’ll find helpful:

  • Spray bottle (I bought mine at Walmart in the laundry section)
  • Pizza or bread stone, preferable rectangular (I bought mine at the Williams-Sonoma outlet in Leesburg) Continue reading

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French Bread Part 1: Pate Fermentee

This month’s mommy dinner was Saturday, an early kick-off for Mother’s Day!  Continue reading

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Cheese, Please!

On Christmas, I served homemade pate’ de campagne– a chunky flavorful pork-fest.  By pork-fest, I mean ground pork, finely minced bacon, and strips of ham steak, all mixed together with seasonings and a good glug of cognac, then packed into a loaf pan, lined with– what else?– strips of bacon.  Continue reading

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Monday Is…Faceless Fish Night!

Quickie meal before a 2 hour art class– steamed mussels and clams (because I love clams), crusty baguette and a simple green salad.  Are you not impressed that my 12 year old actually eats mussels and prefers them over clams?  He even knows how to use an empty shell as pincers.  It’s a Belgian preparation and Continue reading

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