Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Have you ever sat down to a meal and felt a deep sense of pleasure? Hunger enticing aromas swirling about your place at the table and causing a most soul filled joy.  And at first bite you pause, relishing the beauty of the flavors dancing on your tongue. My culinary students often hear me say  “food should  not only satisfy our hunger, it should feed our soul, nourish our body, while delighting our senses”. This dish completely delights my...

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Spanish White Bean Stew (My version of Fabada)

Spanish White Bean Stew (My version of Fabada)

Cooking is always an adventure in my kitchen.  Especially when I’m testing a new recipe.  Or a new recipe idea. I have lots of ideas. Some of them end up in the compost.  Yep… even I can create a few recipe stinkers. This was a disastrous stinker.  One that I wasn’t sure I could turn into a triumph. I kid you not. I won’t go into details.  It’s too painful.  Let’s just say it involved the compost bin. I thought ALL was...

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Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

When I lived in Louisiana I worked in healthcare (my first career… or maybe it was my second).  To say thank you, one of my patients brought me a beautiful Cajun chicken stew, sweet potato biscuits and braised greens.  Ranger Craig and I ate for a week on that delicious meal! Mrs. Breaux’s kindness touched my heart.  Her meal was divine.  A born and bred Cajun lady who cooked the best chicken stew I’ve ever tasted.  The sweet...

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Superbowl Sliders! Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Sauteed Sweet Onions and Hot Mustard

Superbowl Sliders!  Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Sauteed Sweet Onions and Hot Mustard

My sister emailed me this morning asking if I had any Superbowl Sunday recipes to share.  ”When is Superbowl Sunday?” I emailed back.  “Sunday”  My sister replies. Oh shoot!  Where have I been?  Hiding under a rock somewhere? I have obviously not been paying attention.  And yes, I’ve seen Ranger Craig watching football since the season began.  But it didn’t occur to me that Superbowl is a few days away.  ...

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