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Pantry Preserving: Black Plum Jam

Plum jam is a tasty and versatile preserve that can be used for both sweet and savory dishes.  Using plums for jam is similar to making Blackberry Jam…  there is … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 44 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Shrimp Beurre Blanc with Brussels Sprouts

This is a very simple yet elegant pasta dish — perfect for entertaining a few friends or as an intimate dinner for two.   The recipe combines recipe preparations from … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 13 Comments

Pantry Preserving: Blackberry Jam

As making jams go, blackberry is one of the simplest.  So, if you’re looking for a great way to start preserving, this is the way to go!  Besides the fact … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 24 Comments

Homemade Staples: Bleu Cheese Dressing

As I’ve mentioned before, nothing beats homemade salad dressing.  When I make a dressing I know how fresh it is, and exactly what ingredients are going into it (or not … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 26 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Pound Cake with Candied Lemon Zest

Today is my husband’s birthday.  We had a couple friends over to celebrate this past weekend and I, of course, had to make him a birthday cake.  But… birthday cakes … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 34 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Roast Chicken Provençale

Roasted Chicken always makes me think of dinner at my grandparents.  Such a savory and delicious meal that brings about feeling of warmth and comfort.  This version is extra flavorful … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 18 Comments