Author Archives: Jen

Flan with Chocolate Cake

I saw this recipe on Cook’s Country and it was so beautiful I decided I had to try it.  My family was skeptical about the flan portion but they loved it.  It’s a perfect combination of creamy flan and a … Continue reading

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Curried Peanut Soup

I gave a party awhile ago where the guest of honor was vegetarian and I wanted to serve a soup that was vegetarian and that was outstanding.  So I asked my friend Eileen who loves good food and is also … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Cake

This Caramel Apple Cake is a rich, decadent bundt cake with a nice fruity tang that lightens it a bit.  I make this every fall when the apples are just harvested. Caramel Apple Cake Cake: 2 c. sugar 3 eggs … Continue reading

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Classic Potato Gratin

I wanted something to go with our ham for Christmas dinner and thought that a potato gratin would be good and something the kids would like.  I talked to a few people and looked at various recipes and this is … Continue reading

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Pazzelli

Every year we make Pazzelli cookies for Christmas.  They are light, crisp and slightly sweet.  You can add anise seed if you like but my kids like it without.  Both options are in the recipe. Pazzelli 6 eggs 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

2 chicken breasts 2 T. olive oil 1/2 c chopped onion 32 oz. chicken stock 8 oz. chopped green chilis 2 cans white beans, undrained 1 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 1/2 t. cumin 1 t. oregano 1/2 t. cayenne … Continue reading

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Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

When I was at a benefit dinner the other night, one of the side dishes was a carrot puree with a distinctive cumin flavor.  It was delicious!  But when I tried to recreate it I realized it was more than … Continue reading

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We went to a friend’s house for dinner awhile ago and she served these Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Together we were 4 adults and 6 kids (she doubled the recipe of course!) and it was the perfect combo of a meal … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Salad

My friend, Cinnamon, brought this Wild Rice Salad over for an event at our house the other day, and I knew I had to add it to my website for summer entertaining.  It is hearty enough to be a main dish … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf with Shallots and Crimini Mushrooms

We love quinoa!  It’s easy to make and healthy to eat.  You can add all different herbs and veggies to it to make a different meal every day of the week.  I tried this quinoa pilaf the other night and the … Continue reading

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