Brown Butter Chocolate Pastry Braid

Just like yesterday, I’m often curious to “find out” what might “happen” in the kitchen. And, I’m always willing to try. I’ve baked this simply pastry dessert in the past, using puff pastry instead of filo dough. It was truly delicious. And, even though I pose curiosity here, I really KNEW this baked brilliance would…

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Cashew Cacao Espresso Bean Cookies

Just recently, I awoke on a Saturday morning, and Brian said to me, “what would happen if you put chocolate covered espresso beans in a cookie?” “Let’s find out!” I quickly responded. So we did. We (or I) also wanted to “find out” what would happen with the gorgeous addition of some super fantastic Artisana…

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Rainbow Radish Salad

I simply love the fresh produce this time of year. Although I’ll always miss the fresh markets and plethora of pleasing produce abounding on the streets of the PNW, I’ll take what I can get here.

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Balsamic Blue Cheese Carrot Burgers

It’s burger season again! Well, isn’t is always burger season? Let’s just say it’s time to pull out the BBQ grill. It’s also always the season for blue cheese in our house. NOT for me, but for my hubby. I can’t stand the stinky stuff, but he adores it. So, these burgers are for him.

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New York Caipiroska

A¬†cross between the traditional New Yorker – with bourbon – and the Classic vodka Caipiroska, here we have something entirely and exceptionally interesting for the palate. Caipiroska is the name of a Brazilian cocktail made with little more than lime juice, sugar, and vodka. It is a variation on the more popular caipirinha, a similar…

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Homemade Reuben Sandwich

So I hear from “The Connoisseur” himself that in order for a sandwich to truly be perfect, the ratio of bread to filling (in this case – and in most cases-, meat) needs to be correct. Apparently this is essential – and becomes exceptionally necessary when crafting and then consuming a Reuben sandwich.

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