Irish Soda Bread

March 15, 2015

Ingredients • 3 to 3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour • 1 Tbsp sugar • 1 Tbsp salt • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 4 Tbsp butter • 1 cup raisins if used • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 cup Beer Method 1. Preheat […]

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Sherry Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts

March 6, 2015

1 pound Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed, heads halved through their roots 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 ounce sherry vinegar 2 ounces cream sherry 1 tablespoon butter Blanch the Brussel Sprouts in a pot of boiling water for […]

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Steamed Clams

January 31, 2015

Why don’t more people eat steamed clams? I love steamed clams and they are so simple to make. Jazz it up with some Julienne Vegetables and you have a hearty meal. They only info you need to know about clams is the type. There are over 2000 types of clams out there but most places […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2015
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Top 10 Gifts For the Home Cook

December 17, 2014

1. Stick Blender-Emulsion Blender-Immersion Blender whatever you want to call it, I use mine every day. 2. A great Knife. Not those standard German Knives. Try a hand crafted Japanese Knife like a Shun with rose wood handle. I love my Miyabi® Artisan SG2 Collection Santoku from Sur La Table. 3. If they don’t have […]

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Thanksgiving Wines for all your SIDES!

November 26, 2014

Does it seem impossible to find the right wines for your Thanksgiving feast? While the turkey might take center stage on the table, the key to a great wine pairing is really all about the side dishes! Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach will give you the keys to selecting the right wine that will go […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

November 11, 2014

It is fall when you see the butternut squash everywhere. And it is everywhere.  While a bunch of people are adding all sorts of other flavors to it, I prefer butternut prepared simply.  In this recipe I add truffle to increase  flair but I can easily be done without with remarkable results. Ingredients 2 medium […]

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Truffled Popcorn

October 14, 2014

Laurie featured Michael’s Truffled Popcorn on WJLA ABC in DC where she showed us all How to Drink Like Olivia Pope on Scandal! Get the wine pairings and more here: Makes about 10 cups. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons truffle butter (or regular salted butter) 1 tablespoon truffle oil (white) 1/2 cup popcorn kernels 2 tablespoons […]

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Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Saffron Capellini

September 17, 2014

This is a great appetizer recipe for small dinner parties as it is elegant, delicious and easy to adjust for the number of guests. When shopping for scallops, I always try to get dry-pack sea scallops. If you must buy frozen scallops, then make sure the only ingredient on the label listed on the label […]

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He Cooks She Wines – Dinner Party 1-2-3

July 31, 2014
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