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Mar30

Chicken Tikka Masala

  I have been craving Indian food lately and it has been an excellent opportunity to try out some new recipes and dig out some old favorites.  It has been an adventure, trying different blends of spices, different cooking techniques, and working out what I like and what needs tweaking. Chicken tikka masala is one of my favorite dishes to order at Indian restaurants.  When I try a new place I order the chicken tikka masala and use it...

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Mar27

Spiced Dark Chocolate Pudding

When I was in culinary school we made cardamom tea cookies which we dipped in bittersweet chocolate.  I was certain it would be awful but I tried them and discovered that the pungent cardamom accented the rich dark chocolate very well.  From that day forward I have been playing around with cardamom and chocolate.  My latest experiment was so tasty I thought I would share it.    Now, cardamom and chocolate is not for everyone.  My...

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Mar25

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Bread

 When I was in England last Fall I fell in love.    Not with a person, or even the land or the culture, however fantastic they all are.  No, I fell in love with the bacon.  In England they serve, almost exclusively, back bacon.  If you have never had this kind of bacon before it is a  glorious mix of lean meat, similar to Canadian Bacon, with a streaky tail, similar to our bacon in the US.  It is nothing short of a miracle, and I am...

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Mar23

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart

A few nights ago my husband and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a very old friend.  We had not seen him in a very long time and during our time apart he had gotten married to a lovely doctor who brought to the marriage her beautiful daughter.  A year and a half ago they had an adorable daughter of their own.  His family is beautiful.  He is very lucky! He invited us to meet his new family and, of course, we agreed.  I asked...

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Mar21

Mango Avocado Salsa

Something fun to start today … Dan Lepard at The Guardian listed my White Chocolate Lime Cookies as one of the Highlights from the Blogs This Week!!  See the mention here, and thank you to Dan Lepard!! When I have steak tacos, and I am feeling summery, I make mango avocado salsa to go on top.  I love the cool greens and bright yellow of this salsa.  It puts me in the mood to relax, and the refreshing taste keeps me coming back...

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