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As luck would have it, last week I had a full garden of zucchini blossoms, but this week, I have only zucchini! Not that I am complaining of course! So my plans for making zucchini blossom anything fell apart. This French Fridays with Dorie, which was supposed to be Shrimp filled Zucchini Blossoms, but as […]

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Samsung’s Club des Chefs Dinner with Christopher Kostow

by Renee July 13, 2014

This past month, Samsung introduced their Club de Chefs collaboration with chef Daniel Boulud. Best known for his Michelin three-star restaurant DANIEL, Boulud is a French-born chef and restaurateur with restaurants in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Singapore. “We are honored to have Daniel Boulud join our distinguished team. Club des Chefs is a great […]

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Elotes Mexicanos Recipe – What to Grill This Weekend

by Renee July 11, 2014

Whatever you are grilling this weekend, add this Elotes Mexicanos recipe. It takes that sweet, summer corn to a whole new level. I just love corn-it’s my ultimate BBQ food. (Right up there with homemade ice cream!) and I just can’t seem to get enough. Whether it’s just boiled and lathered in butter and salt or grilled, I […]

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Calphalon #COUPLESCOOKING Photo Contest

by Renee July 9, 2014

Do you and your significant other love to cook up delicious dishes together?  Do you want to win $1,000 in Calphalon cookware?  Well, please read on!  When a couple creates their bridal registry, they are making decisions about items they will have in their home for years to come, so it’s no surprise that cookware is often […]

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Tomatoes Provencal, Guacamole and Skate with Capers, Cornichons and Brown Butter Sauce – FFWD

by Renee July 7, 2014

This week, I am catching up with my French Fridays with Dorie posts. There were three recipes in all to recreate- Skate with Capers, Cornichons and Brown Butter Sauce, Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers and Tomatoes Provencal. I was almost on time with the skate recipe- it was made just a day late-on that […]

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Rich & Creamy Macaroni and Cheese – #ALLTHINGSDAIRY Giveaway

by Renee June 18, 2014

Today I teamed up with 15 of my food blogger friends to bring you some fabulous recipes to help you get your daily servings of dairy. Not only do we have some terrific calcium rich recipes to share, but we are also hosting a giveaway! June is Dairy Month which means it’s time to celebrate #AllThingsDairy!   […]

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Crab-Avocado “Ravioli” – French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee June 16, 2014

I’ve been following along with French Fridays with Dorie for the past month, but even with ingredients purchased and several of the recipes made, I have just not had the time to post them! I’ve been spending most of my entire weekends in the garden, first digging up everything and then replanting and this week, […]

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Hurry Up and Wait Roast Chicken for Food Revolution Day! French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee May 15, 2014

It’s Food Revolution Day! This year, for Food Revolution Day,  Jamie Oliver wants everyone to “get kids excited about food”. “It’s time to take action! We need every child to understand where food comes from, how to cook it, and how it affects their body. This is about setting kids up with the knowledge they need to make better […]

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It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day- Tips for Perfect Cookies

by Renee May 15, 2014

Today, May 15th,  is National Chocolate Chip Day! Chocolate chips are an essential ingredient in dozens of delicious treats—from chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip brownies, to chocolate chip ice cream and so much more! But it’s the humble chocolate chip cookie that takes the lead and is the star among chocolate chip […]

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David Lebovitz’s new book, My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories Giveaway

by Renee May 14, 2014

Ah, Paris! What can I say? It’s my favorite city -sorry New York, I love you too, but Paris is my home away from home- and one of my favorite people lives there- he’s a fabulous (and famous) cookbook author, blogger and pastry chef.  In his newly released book, My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, […]

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Green as Spring Veal Stew and Baby Bok Choy en Papillote- French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee May 3, 2014

I don’t eat tuna, thon, atun, tonno or however you want to call tuna- unless I have to. I try to avoid it as much as possible and even have a separate can opener for those rare cans that are opened in my house.  I don’t understand why, when you order a salad abroad, that they […]

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Quiche Maraîchère- French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee April 11, 2014

Quiche is synonymous with Spring and Summer eating.  This Quiche Maraîchère is actually the second quiche I’ve made in a week. The weather is finally turning warmer and thoughts of lighter fare with fresh vegetables and greens are quickly replacing the heavy sauces and meat and potato laden stews that were sustaining through this extremely long, […]

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Visitandine – French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee April 6, 2014

This week for French Friday’s with Dorie we made a Visitandine cake. A Visitandine cake is a delightful short crumb cake that is probably the precursor to the shortbread cakes we eat today and it’s quite similar to financiers, though not quite as spongy. This very simple cake originated in the convent of a community of […]

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Vegetable Barley Soup with the Taste of Little India

by Renee March 31, 2014

Vegetable Barley Soup is one of my favorites. Of course I also love Beef and Barley soup or Barley and Mushroom soup  too.  However,  I’ve never thought to venture far from the traditional preparation.  Now we’ve gone a bit wild and are combining some of my favorite flavors together for a hearty, spicy and curry […]

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Catching Up with French Fridays with Dorie

by Renee March 23, 2014

I’ve cooked along with French Fridays with Dorie each week, but am finally getting around to posting the past two week’s creations- Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens and Two Tartines from la Croix Rouge. Of the two, the tartines were my favorite. The two tartines are essentially non- recipes- my favorite kind of recipes- easy, simple and […]

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