Category Archives: Recipes

A Sweet New Year

Lets hope that 2018 is an improvement over 2017.  Not really sure it could get any worse. In spite of world events I hope all of you had a happy healthy holiday! After a bit of a break my New … Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Comfort Food

My blogging has really fallen off a cliff as of late, the real world has become so distracting I find it harder and harder to focus on writing, even though I think any distraction at this point would be an … Continue reading

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Krung Gaeng Deng: Red Curry Paste

This is an update of a post I made in 2010 at the request of friends and readers Chris and Skip.  One of my regular favorites these days is: Duck and Lychee Red Curry. An easy dish that can be … Continue reading

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Seasonal Menus

Every week we have a few dinner parties, sometimes for just 1 or 2 people, sometimes for many more, regardless of how small or big the crowd is I always write a menu on the wall in my kitchen. Our … Continue reading

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F@$*k Layer Cakes: The Coconut Joy Cake

For all of you who have written and told me you are not so into layer cakes this post is for you.  Over the last couple of months I’ve tried to figure out the appeal of this popular American cake. … Continue reading

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The Layer Cake Challenge: Making the Perfect Chiffon Cake

Layer cakes are one of those things that historically I’ve never had any luck with.  I remember making one with an Italian meringue,   the cakes were all domed (the recipe didn’t say to trim them) I’d never made Italian meringue … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Baking with Ella Bella

For folks with celiac disease being gluten-free is essential, eating gluten can make them very sick.  This is a different thing than the wave of gluten-free eating that has become a huge trend in the last couple of years.

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