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Apple Pie

Making an apple pie from scratch isn’t for everyone, but if you’re one of those brave ones that want to do it this recipe is for you. Before your pie comes out of the oven let me tell you about…

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Baby Back Ribs

This recipe parboils ribs for faster cooking time. It’s easy and delicious. Ingredients: 2 slabs baby back ribs 2-½ c barbq sauce (I always go for a sweeter barbq sauce made from molasses) 1 onion peeled and halved 1 carrot…

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Summer Gazpacho

Gazpacho was one of the things I fell in love with while working at a restaurant in Santa Monica California. Gazpacho is best when the vegetables are at their best, summer, and the soup is best after it refrigerates for…

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Chicken shish kabobs

Chicken Shish Kabobs There are never enough chicken shish kabobs when you make them! It’s that perfect tasty and fun summer dish that keeps everyone happy. Whether it is the harmonious flavors melting together or the smaller pieces of meat…

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Beef bourgeon

Beef bourgeon is a classic French beef stew with chunks of flavorful beef in a rich sauce with roasted carrots and onions. By far this is one of my favorite meals and I love serving it with crunchy bread or…

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Popovers

A Popover is an easy recipe and they are made from very simple ingredients- eggs, flour, butter and salt. However, when they are beaten together and added to an extremely hot oven- magic happens.

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Goat cheese and tomato sauce

This delicious goat cheese and tomato sauce recipe was from the restaurant I helped open with Jay Fignano. This was his favorite dish and the second we made it together I was hooked. The creamy goat cheese is a perfect…

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Blondie brownies

Every Christmas I try and come up with a few new cookie ideas for the oh-so-familiar cookie exchange parties or the inevitable cookie gifting, and this year the cookie of choice was a blondie brownie. Not a cookie you say, well…

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Ramen Soup

My love for Ramen Soup is deep. It started a few years ago when I went to the largest Ramen festival of all time in Los Angeles. They had chef’s from around the world and their passion began mine. Ramen…

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