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When 4 Stars Just Aren't Enough

  • Waffle

    When you finally get tired of making waffles from a box, this recipe is for you. The difference between the box and this recipe is amazing.

    One morning I had two waffle irons going, and I decide to test this recipe out and compare it to box mix. My family is still raving about these new waffles I made – like it was me or something, it was the recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Viennese Chocolate Windmills

    These cookies are rich, delicate, and are great with coffee. They are not only visually appealing, they taste great.

    I recommend using the superfine sugar because it dissolves more rapidly. If you don’t have superfine sugar, take your regular (table) sugar and put it in your food processor for about one minute. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Pork Chops in Balsamic Cherry Sauce

    This dish is easy to prepare and can be prepared on a weeknight, even when time is limited. The recipe calls for shallots, which you will find in your grocer next to the onions, usually in a small area.

    The balsamic vinaigrette and the cherries penetrate the pork and fill it with flavor. Try this one tonight. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Braised Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Cream

    I keep coming back to this recipe because the sun-dried tomatoes not only make this dish visually appealing, it adds so much flavor. and has been a hit with everyone I have prepared it for. The white wine and cream will fill your house with a delicious arouma. 

    Basil is perhaps my favorite of all herbs, and if you ask me, you should have fresh basil in your house at all times! Do not substitute dried basil for the fresh. In the image you can see the sliced basil that added late in the cooking stage so the herb will hold its form and yet add so much flavor. I found that if you take your basil and stack the leaves, roll them into a barrel, then slice, it works best. You may have to make one or two cuts after you slice the roll if your basil leaves are large.

    With the garlic slice it a thin as possible (not diced) you won’t overpower someones taste buds. When you work with the sun-dried tomatoes, drain them and put them on a paper towel. Then slice them thin. Read the rest of this entry »

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  •  Sweet Potato Pie

    A southern favorite and here’s an excellent example. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • fingerling.jpg 

    A standby in my house, often requested from my 7 year old son.  There aren’t any measurements to keep to, just common ingredients around my house than when put together seem to work well. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Jalapeno Bell Pepper Scramble

    Here is a quick morning time receipt that is quite simple and is alive with flavor. The cool part about preparing this is that we will use only one pan and simply add the ingredients as we need them. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Turkey, Bacon, and Prosciutto Hoagie

    This is one of my favorite lunch-time sandwiches. It combines the flavor of turkey and two types of pork (fried bacon and smoked prosciutto). Now don’t let the word “proscuitto” scare you. It is simply smoked ham cut ultra thin. You will find prepackaged in the deli section of your grocery store. Read the rest of this entry »

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