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Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

If You Love a Loaded baked potato, You will love this soup.  This is my favorite potato soup ever. It has a little heat due to the pepper jack cheese and hot paprika, but you can skip those and sub any of your favorite cheese…

Homemade Venison British Bangers (Sausages)

Homemade Venison British Bangers (Sausages)

How to Make Venison British Bangers You do not need to be an expert to make your own Homemade British Bangers or other sausages in general. You just need some equipment, the venison, some pork backfat, a few other ingredients and some patience.   Why…

Alligator & Crab Étouffée

Alligator & Crab Étouffée

How to make Alligator & Crab Étouffée Well, Pepé is complaining that his arm just about fell off after so much stirring, but that’s part of making this Alligator & Crab Étouffée. You have to make a roux (stir, stir, stir), then you have to…

Mexican Fudge Brownies & Raspberry Sauce

Mexican Fudge Brownies & Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate and Spice is Definitely Nice! These Mexican fudge brownies are not very spicy, but they will certainly heat things up. Perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or any other day.  Ménage à trois… Ooh la la! No, Pepé, not that kind…

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

How to make seedless this raspberry coulis! First thing we have to do is get the raspberries away from Pepé before he eats them all. Ok, I might be guilty as well. I love raspberries and this sauce goes great with so many things such…

Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza

Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza

What does Sfiziosa mean in Italian? Well, it’s not Beef Carpaccio & Truffle Pizza as I assumed because Sfiziosa was the name of the pizza on the menu at Locanda del Gatto Rosso (The Red Cat) in Milano, Italy. However, sfiziosa does mean delicious, whimsical, fanciful,…

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Cauliflower & Fennel Coconut Curry Soup

Let’s Clean Out the Fridge… It started out as a “clean out the fridge before we travel meal”. I didn’t want to come home to a drawer full of rotten vegetables. Pepé always panics at this point because he has no idea what’s coming, but…

Seared Lamb Chops & Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Seared Lamb Chops & Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Sauce is a great meal for date night, holidays, or any night of the week. Both can be made in about 30 minutes. Lamb is not just for special occasions I love, love, love just about any type of lamb dish…

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Should You Roast or Boil Butternut Squash Before Mashing?  Honestly, either would work, but here are some reasons that I prefer roasting my butternut squash instead boiling it. It’s much easier than peeling and chopping (I literally hate peeling and chopping butternut squash), you get…

3 Minute Microwave Asparagus

3 Minute Microwave Asparagus

How to cook asparagus in the microwave   I actually feel silly posting this, but I have had people ask me how to cook asparagus so many times, that I thought I might as well put it out there. There are many other fancier ways…

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

What are good Mashed Potatoes without a Great Pan Gravy?  Well, Mashed Potatoes are delicious either way, but we LOVE pan gravy in our house. I made it a point many years ago before I was really good at making gravy, that I would make…

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potato Myth Busted! I know, I know… We’ve all heard you can’t make mashed potatoes ahead because their taste and texture will change. I’ve heard it a million times, but Pepé and I are here to tell you it can be done. We know,…

Spicy Creole Rémoulade

Spicy Creole Rémoulade

This delicious Spicy Creole Rémoulade goes great with our Lion’s Mane “Faux” Crab Cakes as well as many other foods such as fried calamari, fish — think grown up fish sticks, or even french fries. It’s basically a condiment, so put in on anything you want.…

Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes

Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes

How Can You Make a Crab Cake without Crab? If you don’t know about this mushroom, the Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus),  is a choice edible mushroom, it has major health benefits, and has a similar taste and texture as crab meat. This is why it makes a wonderful…

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Light, Healthy, Easy and of Course Delicious  Sometimes you just need something simple and light to balance those other heavy dishes on the table. That’s just what you get with these Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans. They’re not too lemony or garlicky, and the…

Bacon, Chive & Gruyere Quiche

Bacon, Chive & Gruyere Quiche

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche Just kidding! That’s the title of a best-selling tongue-in-cheek book satirizing stereotypes of masculinity by the American screenwriter and humorist Bruce Feirstein, published in 1982.  The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for 55 weeks and sold…


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