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Month: September 2016

Thai Beef Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Slaw

Thai Beef Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Slaw

Here’s a great combination of healthy and fun!  I marinate the steak overnight and buy package shredded angel hair cabbage and matchsticks carrots for a quick preparation.  The original recipe, without my changes, was in a 2007 Cooking Light magazine. Mix together for steak marinade: 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger (or ginger paste – easy – see photo) 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced…

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Paella Party At FarmTable Kitchen

Paella Party At FarmTable Kitchen

My husband and I attended a fabulous culinary event today in downtown St. Pete at FarmTable Kitchen.  This was a private event in conjunction with The Dali Museum whose current exhibit is The Invention of Food, a special exhibition showcasing the culinary work  of renowned chef and restaurateur Ferran Adria. From http://thedail.org: “Widely celebrated for changing the landscape of gastronomy, renowned chef and restaurateur Ferran Adria changed cooking in the same way Salvador Dali changed art. In celebration of our special exhibition…

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White Chocolate Caramel-Chai Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Caramel-Chai Oatmeal Cookies

I wish you could smell these as they are baking!  My entire house smells delicious!  These cookies mix the exotic flavors of sweet cinnamon, spicy ginger and fragrant cardamom of chai tea with the class taste of oatmeal cookies,  Add caramel bits and white chocolate and you have an irrestible cookie!  I discovered this original recipe in a favorite magazine called Cuisine At Home.  I’ve made a couple of changes and now it’s one of my favorites. 2 sticks butter,…

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Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

These flavors all blend together well and create a deliciously flavorful chicken entrée. It’s a nice change from grilled chicken breast and it’s easy to prepare.  I served it with sautéed fresh spinach and mushrooms.  Yum! 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 6 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add…

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Key Lime Pie – A Sliver or a Slice?

Key Lime Pie – A Sliver or a Slice?

An outstanding Key Lime Pie recipe is a “must”!  You can make this pie  with regular limes and it turns out fine but I always use key lime juice from the bottle or fresh-squeezed key limes.  You may feel the need to make this green. . . . . please don’t.  That’s the first bad sign when you’re looking for an authentic slice of key lime pie! I wish I could tell you that this is an old Florida recipe. ….

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Zucchini and Sweet Corn Frittata

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Frittata

My husband loves eggs!  I am still trying to love eggs and this is a dish that could sway anyone.  Eggs are such a great source of protein and have even been called the perfect food. I think you will really love this!  The sweet corn really adds to the flavor. The leftovers seem even better the next morning. 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced 2 ears sweet corn, corn cut off the cob 2 large zucchini, shredded 4…

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Giant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Giant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There is a trick to making delicious oatmeal raisin cookies.  I know, we just made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  But adding raisins instead of chocolate chips make it an ENTIRELY different cookie! First:  have a great recipe.  We do! Second. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Here it is: Place the raisins in a saucepan (or glass measuring cup if using microwave) with about 1 cup of water and bring to a boil….

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Oatmeal Cookie Magic Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Magic Bars

Remember eating Magic 7-Layer Bars that were so delicious?  We are going to take it up another level by using my oatmeal cookie recipe as the base for the same type of bar.  The result? I have hidden these bars in the back of our freezer, out of our reach.   They are so deliciously rich and decadent! Here is the oatmeal cookie recipe for the base of these bars: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup Crisco shortening 1/2 cup brown…

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