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Open Face Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Mustard Sauce

I can be pretty boring with salmon, it’s so easily mastered with just the bare-bones salt, pepper and a hot grill.  So why mess with simple and perfect? Well, because chef Marcus Samuelsson says so….and I agree. Marcus’ Sweet Mustard Sauce is a 15-second whisk of Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon that’s a perfect addition …

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Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

I recently had the pleasure of meeting, cooking and dining with Marcella and Victor Hazan at their home in Florida. At 87 years old, Marcella Hazan is a legend in the culinary world, having influenced millions of Americans on the art of Italian cooking. Of all recipes, I think this is simple Tomato Sauce is what she’s most famous for. …

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Blogger’s Choice Award: Candied Bacon and Apple Canapés

I’m currently on my way back from Pillsbury Bake-Off 2010 in Orlando, riding in the back seat of my personal “contract killa’s” car. Yes, on my laptop, trying to get this post up before the winner is announced in a few hours, just so we could say “We told you so!” More on him later, the contract killa, that is. …

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Bison Burgers with Bacon & Blue Cheese

When GoodBite asked me to participate in the an “adventure ingredient” challenge, I was like “adventure!? HELL YEAH! bring it on baby!” For days, I was dreaming of being challenged to make tempura tarantula, something my buddy Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has feasted on. Or maybe even baking some vegemite cupcakes. Ewww! Right? But damn, that would have …

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Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

These Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries only take about 15 minutes to make and I bet 15 seconds to eat. Oh and I cheated. Instead of making my own caramel, I got a little help from a yellow bag and a microwave. Oh how I love modern convenience, especially when it comes to candy coated strawberries! If you want to be …

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Tiramisu Pancakes

If you are all out of willpower today, do not, I repeat do not click on this link for the Tiramisu Pancake recipe. I’m warning ya! You’ll want it baaaad and I won’t be able to help you.

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Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham (for 2-4)

I’m not normally a think-ahead type of gal. It’s hard for me to cook a Easter feast 2 weeks before the holiday. But I understand how recipe searching goes – people want to browse recipes BEFORE the holiday to get ideas on what to cook ON the holiday! I’ve been in the kitchen, pretending it’s Easter and cookin’ up some …

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Chocolate Wontons + Video

Photo from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook My blog would not be complete without mention of one of my kids’ favorite dessert in the whole wide world, Chocolate Wontons. In fact, the site serves as my family’s visual menu of sorts, my kids will click through the site and point at dishes they want to have for dinner. Which is why …