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PANETTONE…CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST BREAD

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I have been making this Panettone recipe every Christmas for more than thirty years.  Our son would not consider it Christmas unless this gorgeous bread appeared on the breakfast table December 25th. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread that originated … Continue reading

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE BROWNIES WITH SEA SALT

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A double Chocolate Truffle Brownie is a creation so rich in chocolate, butter and cream that one taste gives you shivers of delight.  You melt the butter and chocolate and carefully stir it into the richest, darkest bowl of delight.  … Continue reading

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CAESAR SALAD … Passionate Pizza style

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GARLICKY CAESAR SALAD  –  6 servings 1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise 3 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino, parmesan, or grano cheese , plus thin shavings of cheese for serving (optional) 2-3 anchovy fillets drained plus more fillets for serving (optional)  or two … Continue reading

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THE BEST COMFORT FOOD … PENNE WITH BACON AND TOMATOE SAUCE

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This really is comfort food at it’s very best.     It’s easy to make.   One generally has all the ingredients in the kitchen.    You combine the simple flavours of a great tomato sauce with irresistible bacon.    You can use … Continue reading

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DUPLICATE BRIDGE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

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The secret to good cookie  making is to always cream your butter and sugar really well.  At least five or preferably ten minutes.  Then beat in the eggs thoroughly one at a time.  Stir in the flour briefly  – just … Continue reading

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RED CURRY CHICKEN SOUP WITH LENTILS AND TURMERIC

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  In my  large repertoire of soups there are several that I return to time and again.   Heading the list is this sublime, exotic tasting soup.  It is not complicated to prepare but has such outstanding addictive flavours and … Continue reading

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GORGEOUSLY RICH SILKY SMOOTH CHICKEN LIVER PATE

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There is nothing more divine than a perfectly executed pâté.   It is heaven on a plate.   You can make a lunch out of it.  Serve it before dinner.  I have even been known to spread this buttery rich … Continue reading

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ROASTED VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN POT PIE

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      This is a very different recipe for CHICKEN POT PIE.  All the ingredients are roasted before being assembled into the pie.  The results are a deep, rich chicken vegetable filling that takes chicken pot pie to new … Continue reading

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CLAFOUTIS A LA RHUBARBE . . . Rhubarb Clafouti

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Clafouti of any kind makes a simple and wonderful desert, or an absolutely indulgent breakfast.   It’s the kind of dish I keep in my apron pocket for those times when I want to whip up a dessert on short notice.  … Continue reading

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CASSOULET . . . GLORIOUS FRENCH PORK AND BEANS

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  CASSOULET is a hearty combination of beans baked with meats.  The list of ingredients is long but it is not hard to cook.  You need to start preparations at least two to three days in advance of serving and … Continue reading

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