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Smoky Chipotle Greek Yogurt Dip

In Appetizers & Snacks, Dressings, Marinades & Sauces On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Smoky Chipotle Greek Yogurt Dip

I used tomato paste and McCormick Chipotle Powder, with a touch of honey to create this creamy, piquant dip. Word of caution: This dip’s a hot one, so… Read More »

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Buttermilk-Herb Greek Yogurt Dip

In Appetizers & Snacks, Dressings, Marinades & Sauces On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Buttermilk-Herb Greek Yogurt Dip

Who doesn’t love ranch dip? It tastes great on just about everything…from chips to baked potatoes. Most, if not all, ranch dressing seasoning packets use MSG and are… Read More »

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Basic Vinaigrette

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Salads On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Basic Vinaigrette

My secret ingredient for to-die-for vinaigrette is a shallot! It has a unique  avor that tastes like a cross between garlic and onion. When it comes to… Read More »

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Creamy Caesar

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Salads On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Creamy Caesar

Typically, Caesar recipes start by whisking together a raw egg yolk and oil, and the result is really a basic mayonnaise. Today, we are more conscious of using… Read More »

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Buttermilk Blue

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Salads, Sandwiches On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Buttermilk Blue

I am a blue cheese fanatic! I think my passion started when I was a little girl, obsessed over a big guy in red-and-white-checkered pants…that’s right, Bob’s Big… Read More »

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Risotto Crab Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraîche

In Appetizers & Snacks, Fish On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Risotto Crab Cakes with Lemon Crème Fraîche

What to do with leftover risotto? Make risotto cakes! In this recipe, I used leftover saffron risotto and made risotto crab cakes. Lemon crème fraîche is the perfect… Read More »

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Christophe’s Chocolate Mousse

In Custards, Puddings & Mousse, Desserts On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Christophe’s Chocolate Mousse

Christophe Kubiak, Executive Chef, and Sébastien Sanges started La Bonne Cuisine to bring fine French catering to the San Francisco Bay Area. They are sought after by Bay… Read More »

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Creamy Chèvre Crab Dip

In Appetizers & Snacks, Fish, Hors d'oeuvres On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Creamy Chèvre Crab Dip

Never one to do what’s typical,I opted out of doing the same ol’ crab dip and created a new, upscale version using mascarpone and herbed goat cheese…much more… Read More »

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Pear Muscat Marmalade

In Appetizers & Snacks, Condiments On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Pear Muscat Marmalade

My favorite indulgence is creamy gorgonzola cheese with quince paste on crackers. I set out to create a slow-cooker jam that would rival this combination. I considered spiced… Read More »

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Garlic Spumante Scampi

In Appetizers & Snacks, Fish, Slow-Cooker On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Garlic Spumante Scampi

The secret to great scampi is the sauce. Mine includes shallots and a little bubbly…of all things! Use Brut, or if you like it sweet like I do,… Read More »