Mashed Potato Vegetable Cakes with Ginger Cilantro Chutney

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Summerfest 2010 – Potatoes!!! I don’t know about you but I have never met a potato I didn’t like. I suppose being of Irish descent might have something to do with it . Or it […]

Toad in the Hole – My way!!

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Yes, I know “what?? Who would EVER name a dish that let alone eat it?” Chalk it up to the bizarre nature of English humor – if you have ever seen Monty Python this should […]

Butterfinger Cookies – TGIF!!

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Whew!!! Today marks a major milestone – the first week of school is in and it was a success. No schedule changes,  no forgotten lunches and everyone likes their teachers. Life is good. Wonderful as […]

Caramelized Garlic Rice Pilaf – Summerfest 2010!

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Well, we are back again with Summerfest 2010!! This week’s theme is garlic and I couldn’t be happier. Over the past few weeks we’ve swooned over tomatoes, sung the praises of peppers and crowed about […]

Skillet Chili

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September. Everyone is back from vacation and/or back to school. The laziness that permeated summer is gone – there is a new urgency in the air, a new focus. January 1st may mark the start […]

Tomatoe Chutney – A Trader Joe’s Hack!!!

September 3, 2010

Trader Joe’s Tomato Chutney First off, let me say that I love Trader Joe’s. I am such a faithful shopper that I really should own stock – that way I could at least recoup some […]

Texas Caviar – Summerfest 2010 Continues!!

September 1, 2010

Texas Caviar – My Way! Exciting news!! Summerfest 2010 was so popular it’s been extended into the fall!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been having an absolute blast with this project. I […]

10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets… AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

August 30, 2010

10 Kitchen Essentials I have a confession. I love to shop. I know, it’s hardly a revelation. -  most women love to shop. But it’s what I love to shop for that is a bit.. […]

Kiwifruit Mousse!!

August 27, 2010

Kiwifruit Mousse During the summer, there are a few items you will almost always find in my refigerator – salsa, beer,chutneys and lemon curd. Yeah, I know – salsa, chutney, sure. But lemon curd?? Well, […]