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Decadent French Chocolate Cake

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One of my favorite things to do (other than cooking) is to have dinner parties. And last week at our French inspired family dinner, this French Chocolate Cake was the star of the show. What made it even more wonderful was that making the cake was easier than I thought it would be.

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Corn Chowder

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The blend of sweet corn and potatoes in corn chowder is irresistible. It’s an ode to another time in my life. College. And one dish that reminds me of the blistering cold weather in Maine. There are few things better to break the cold than a good New England chowder.

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Baked Rosemary French Fries

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There is nothing more gratifying than some crunchy, well seasoned french fries. Of course, after making several healthy dishes for family and friends, I’ve been a little more thoughtful about making my favorite food more healthful. It was also important to use that bag of 5 pound potatoes I bought last week. So I present […]

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Silicon Cooking Mat: Kitchen Gadget

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I’m not a gadget person. If you are short on space, It’s even more important not to crowd your kitchen with gadgets. Of course, my silicon cooking mat is a necessity. Especially, for making the comfort dish I love with a couple of fewer calories. I guess that’s why it’s called a Silicone Non-stick Healthy […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala is one my favorite dishes. The garam masala and ginger give it a lot of flavor and the red chili flakes add just enough heat. I couldn’t tell you when I first had this dish but there is a distinct event I associate with it. The birth of my first child.

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Beef Empanadas

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One of my favorite dishes is picadillo. Not only is it easy to make but I typically have left-overs Sometimes those left-overs are used to make beef empanadas. Who doesn’t like a delicious hand held meat pie? I eat them as a snack though my husband thinks it can be a complete meal. When I […]