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7 December, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Pecan and Cherry Cookies
Comments : 5 Posted in : Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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These are wonderful holiday cookies and is one of five recipes chosen to be published in the Las Vegas Review Journal .  Starting with a basic sugar cookie dough I added two of my favorites, pecans and cherries and of course for the rest of the family they had to have chocolate.  I’ll be posting
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14 November, 2011

Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime

Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime
Comments : 7 Posted in : Main Dishes, Recipes on by : salernos
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Once again, the Daring Cooks choose a great project for us.  Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book
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7 November, 2011

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese
Comments : 5 Posted in : Main Dishes, Recipes on by : salernos
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Well, the year has gone by and my healthy eating plan has once again been a dismal failure but  I did recently try a recipe that passed both the healthy and good test.  For someone who absolutely loves pasta, especially with a rich cheese and cream sauce, it’s a hard sell to get me to
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10 October, 2011

Best Thin Pizza/Flatbread Dough

Comments : 13 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Food photography, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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No news here, I still love pizza and having recently spent some time with my brother and sister-in-law who have a real outside wood fired pizza oven I just had to do one more pizza post (not the last I’m sure).  Getting the oven ready is quite a process involving several hours of loving attention,
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29 August, 2011

Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese

Recipe Test:  Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try.  I was not disappointed nor was the family!  The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic.    This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was
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22 August, 2011

Cheesecake Custard Parfait with Fresh Fruit

Cheesecake Custard Parfait with Fresh Fruit
Comments : 5 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’ve had such good luck with the summer fruits I just couldn’t resist getting more. This time they were even better, the raspberries and cherries were great and  I have never seen such large white peaches – only 5 of them weighed over 4 pounds and they were sweet and juicy! Since Son is about
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27 July, 2011

The Daring Bakers Challenge: Fraisier inspired Raspberry and Blueberry Cream Chocolate Cake

Comments : 15 Posted in : Dessert, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This month’s challenge was just made for me, what could be better than a strawberry cream cake?  I did have one slight problem and I need to make sure I remember next time; if you want to keep the kids from eating the strawberries (that you know are their favorite)  make sure you tell them
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