Sugared Mint Shortbread Bars

They are buttery little bites. They are sweet little bites. They are minty little bites. And, they are lemony little bites. But let’s face it, shortbread really is all about that butter.

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Peach Grapefruit Custard Pie

I’ve been dreaming of pie lately. My “pie in the sky.” Consider me Jenna in Waitress. While I’m not pregnant and I’m in an utterly amazingly loving relationship – far from her situation – I still find some of my best expressions come in pie-form. Call me crazy, but ask around. Do some research. Find…

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Sesame Seared Tuna & Coconut Basil Rice

Is there anything better than a seared tuna steak? Well, yes. But, you do understand that a properly seared piece of ahi is nothing less than heaven on earth. Especially when paired with creamy coconut rice and basil ~ and the flavors and aroma of sesame.

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Sakura Mint Speakeasy Splash

A few months ago I attended the grand opening of a new little speakeasy in town. I love little secrets – gems like this – located in the far back of a new hoppin’ shoppe, known only to an industry few. It really made my day as we pushed through the “secret wall” to be…

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Steak & Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor is a French dish consisting of a creamy mixture of cooked lobster meat, egg yolks, and brandy (often cognac), stuffed into a lobster shell. It can also be served with an oven-browned cheese crust, typically Gruyère. The sauce must contain mustard (typically powdered mustard). Due to expensive ingredients and extensive preparation involved, Lobster Thermidor is usually considered a recipe primarily for special occasions. Did you see the indication…

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