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Gluten Free Asian Onion Fritters

Every now and then I crave something fried. Most days I stay far from it. Not just because fried foods are unhealthy but rather most fried food are loaded with flour either as a breading or ingredient. One side dish that I miss eating is hush puppies. You know, the ones that are served with […]

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Chipotle Waldorf Shrimp Cocktail

Oh what happens in ones mind when you read about the prize for a recipe contest that pays: $5,000.00 Roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people to/from New York City A two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria New York in a deluxe guest room (blackout dates will apply) Sunday brunch for two (2) at the […]

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Honey, Can we host a Food Network Star?

Guest post by Mark Banick, my other half. It all started several months ago, with the question in the headline of this blog. I was a bit confused by the question, not because I did not hear my wife, but that my attention was on an episode of the “Andy of Mayberry” show.  After muting […]

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Simon Majumdar is coming to town and we are hosting!

It’s been an incredible food journey since last October 2014 when I learned I won a Golden Ticket so I could compete in the World Food Championships cook-off. I had the best time, cooked my heart out and met some of the best foodie people ever. One of the World Food Championship guest judges for […]

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Smoked Tomatillo Shrimp Cocktail

I am such a fan of shrimp. I can eat it, grilled, fried, sauteed, battered, ceviche or cooked and chilled! I could go on and on but then I am going to have a Forrest Gump flashback and start soundly like Bubba.   When creating the menu for the McNary High School Fine Arts Madrigal, […]

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It’s 5 O’Guac Somewhere- A Guacamole ready for party time

A call for a guacamole named after a musical artist. A recipe that was original and represented the artist. I present to you…It’s 5 O’Guac Somewhere Guacamole.   Chef’s Roll, a website dedicated to profiling chefs and professional cooks, held a contest called Guac and Roll. I decided to make a guacamole in honor of […]

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Spicy Tuna Sushi Bites-My Athen’s Fillo Shell Recipe Entry

Update!! Great News…my recipe was selected by Athen’s as one of January’s Monthly Winners – Mini Fillo Shells Make It Fancy and Fun Recipe Contest. I love to win cash!! I love sushi.. I crave sushi.. I want some right now! Here is my recipe that I created for the recipe contest. If you are a […]

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Flaky Goat Cheese and Chive Biscuits

Do you ever come across a recipe that you make for your family and then it becomes the new favorite? That would be these Flaky Goat Cheese and Chive Biscuits from The Bojon Gourmet. I found this recipe some time ago. I made them for my past co-workers and they loved them to no end. Recently […]

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Another wonderful appetizer that we served at my daughter’s wedding. I was able to make the dill flavored cream cheese ahead of time and then the morning of the wedding my family helped slice cucumbers, salmon and assemble. We stacked them in a foil tin container and layered them with parchment paper in between. They […]

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Cilantro-Lime Pesto Shrimp

A pesto worth making and a shrimp worth serving. I made these cilantro-lime pesto shrimp over a year ago for my co-workers. It was a huge hit. You can be certain that they liked it when they ask for the recipe and later tell you they made it at home. This past month I made […]

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Making Fresh Green Salsa Verde in Cozumel

It all started with our first cruise to the Western Caribbean in 2012. Mark and I carefully planned out our excursions at the four ports of call. In Haiti we decided to bask in the glorious sunshine for the day. The temperatures were 80 degrees by 10am. In Grand Cayman we dipped in the water […]

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Knight of Arts Recipes

[whohit]-McNary-[/whohit]   It is going to be a great night! High school teachers, students, parents and community all coming together for the greater good of the Fine Arts! I am privileged to be able to coordinate the appetizers for the night with the help of many volunteer students and parents. The inspiration for the appetizers we will […]

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Dinner for Encouragers

[whohit]-Dinner for Encouragers-[/whohit] Every now and then my husband and I get asked to prepare food for our friends. February 15th we prepared dinner for the “Encouragers” Adult Sunday School Class at our church. We gave them a few menu ideas to choose from. Here was the menu for the evening. Starters, appetizers, whatever you […]

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Toasty Rosemary Hazelnuts

Toasty Rosemary Hazelnuts My in-laws gifted us with a fresh one pound bag of raw hazelnuts. They are grown locally and couldn’t be better. Well somewhat better after I toasted them and added a hint of rosemary. I even hesitated to use rosemary as I am recovery from an overdose of rosemary which was all […]

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