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Apple Pastry
Apple Pastry
Finished apple pastry
Apple Purse
Apple Purse
Puff pastry purse filled with apple goodness.
Apple Tart Filling
Apple Tart Filling
Apples are placed over the cream cheese filling
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Egg wash
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Apricot-Buckle
Apricot-Buckle
Summer fruit at it's best!
Asian Chicken Wings
Asian Chicken Wings
Perfectly spicy and slightly sweet.
Black bean dip
Black bean dip
Black bean dip in a nice chili bowl.
Black Bean Taco
Black Bean Taco
Black bean tacos are refreshing in the summer, and very low calorie - even with fixin's.
Blue Cheese
Blue Cheese
Danish Blue Cheese - rich and creamy perfect on a burger, or just out of hand.
Blue Ribbon!
Blue Ribbon!
Spane holding the Blue Ribbon and me holding the certificate for Roast Pork with Balsamic Mustard Rub.
Bow
Bow
Bows make an outfit special.
Bride and Groom Ghosts
Bride and Groom Ghosts
Bride Ghost
Bride Ghost
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I love cabbage, red cabbage, white cabbage, cooked, raw - just gi'me cabbage!
Cannellini beans
Cannellini beans
Cannellini beans ready for cooking
Cannellini beans and green beans
Cannellini beans and green beans
Cannellini beans and green beans cooking in the pot
Cannon (Rum) Balls
Cannon (Rum) Balls
Cannon Ball with wick (Rum Ball)
Cannon Ball with wick (Rum Ball)
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Chardonnay from Australia ready for drinking and cooking.
Cheese for Skull Cheese Ball
Cheese for Skull Cheese Ball
Chicken Croquettas
Chicken Croquettas
These got gobbled up in no time.
Chicken Croquettas
Chicken Croquettas
Chicken croquetas! These are absolutely addicting.
Colored Eggs
Colored Eggs
These eggs were colored naturally in beet or onion juice.
Crafty gitts
Crafty gitts
Pink! Pink! Pink! Grab your glue gun and follow along.
Cranberry Brown Betty
Cranberry Brown Betty
Don't wait for the holidays. Freeze cranberries so you can have this any time of year!
Cream Cheese Filling
Cream Cheese Filling
Cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and Saigon cinnamon.
Croissants
Croissants
Croissants waiting to go into the oven
Cucumber Boat
Cucumber Boat
Cucumber Boats
Cucumber Boats
Cut sausage
Cut sausage
Cut, fully cooked sausage ready to be prepared.
Decorated Gift Bag
Decorated Gift Bag
A simple white bag gets all dolled up.
Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs
Another shot of the deviled eggs, ready to go and be eaten at the party.
Dried Apples, Raisins and Cranberries
Dried Apples, Raisins and Cranberries
Dried Apples, Raisins and Cranberries on their way to becoming pastry.
Farfelle noodles
Farfelle noodles
Farfelle (little bows) ready for cooking.
Flip flops
Flip flops
Why look ho hum when you are wearing flip flops?
Food Processor Apples
Food Processor Apples
Apples, raisins and cranberries finished in the food processor.
For the hair
For the hair
Barrettes and a matching hair bow.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
These I made when we lived next to the BVM sisters, and made again recently.
Garlic cooking
Garlic cooking
Garlic should never get too brown.
Ghost Bride
Ghost Bride
Green beans cooking
Green beans cooking
Green beans cooking with garlic
Groom Ghost
Groom Ghost
Ham Steak and Mashed Yams
Ham Steak and Mashed Yams
Ham Steak with Blackberry Mustard Glaze, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Peas
Italian Fennel Pork Chops
Italian Fennel Pork Chops
Pork Chops marinating with fennel seed, garlic and freshly ground black pepper.
Jolly Roger Cake of the Pirate Rack Rachham
Jolly Roger Cake of the Pirate Rack Rachham
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Chef John Farion came over and changed my refrigerator around. I' m still not used to it.
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meatloaf_featured.jpg
Three Pepper Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Cowboy salad.
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Three Pepper Meatloaf just out of the oven
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Ground pork and beef for meatloaf
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Mis en place for meatloaf - Armenian red sauce in yellow bowl, Chipotle in red bowl and sweet peppers in steel bowl.
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Mixed meatloaf ready to be baked
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Meatloaf ready for the oven
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Ingredients for 3 pepper meatloaf in the mixer bowl
Mexican coleslaw
Mexican coleslaw
You can turn the heat up by adding more chili in this Mexican coleslaw
Mexican slaw dressing
Mexican slaw dressing
Dressing for the Mexican coleslaw
Mis en Place for Black Bean Dip
Mis en Place for Black Bean Dip
The ingredients for Black Bean Dip
Mis En Place for Mexican Coleslaw
Mis En Place for Mexican Coleslaw
Everything you need to make Mexican Coleslaw
Mis En Place for Pasta Fagioli
Mis En Place for Pasta Fagioli
All the actors together for their play in the soup kettle.
Mis En Place for White Sauce
Mis En Place for White Sauce
All you need to make Rubio's fish taco white sauce.
Mis En Place Pasta Fagioli
Mis En Place Pasta Fagioli
Mis en place for the soup.
Myriad Deviled Eggs
Myriad Deviled Eggs
Ah! Variety is the spice of life!
Mystery Apple Cream Cheese Tart
Mystery Apple Cream Cheese Tart
It's no mystery that this luscious tart is a breeze to make with apples, cream cheese, egg, butter and Panko bread crumbs.
Open pastry
Open pastry
Pastry open with filling of apple, raisin and cranberry
Orange Fruit Boats
Orange Fruit Boats
Panko Bread Crumb Crust
Panko Bread Crumb Crust
Panko Bread Crumb Crust is a delightful step away from the usual crumb crust.
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Pasta Fagioli Soup
The completed soup was wonderful on a cold day.
Pasta Water
Pasta Water
Use pasta water for soups to help thicken them just a bit.
Pastry ready
Pastry ready
The pastry ready to go into the oven.
Peaches Raliegh
Peaches Raliegh
Peaches with blackberry and rose preserves, sautéed in Marsala butter served with peaches and cream ice cream.
Pepper Ball and Salt
Pepper Ball and Salt
I keep my salt in a jar on top of the stove and the pepper grinder has its own dish.
Pixie and Headless Pixie
Pixie and Headless Pixie
Both pixies in various stages of creation.
Pixie Made of Hard Candy
Pixie Made of Hard Candy
Turn them one way, they are angel wings, the other they are pixie wings.
Pixie Sitting
Pixie Sitting
This is the pixie with the head on. The hard candy wings are attached at back.
Pope's Hats
Pope's Hats
I love Asian!
Quiche
Quiche
This spinach, burger, mushroom and cheddar quiche was gone the moment if left the top of the stove.
Raw garlic
Raw garlic
The smaller the piece of garlic, the more intense it is.
Raw green beans
Raw green beans
Raw green beans ready to be cooked
Red Sweet Peppers
Red Sweet Peppers
An eight inch knife is seen next to these little peppers.
Risotto
Risotto
Risotto with mushrooms and saffron. A dainty dish fit for a king!
Rosary Cake
Rosary Cake
This was an amazing cake. The photo does not do it justice.
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Avocado makes the cool roof on the Hot Tin Roof Salad
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Hot Tin Roof Salad
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Composed Hot Tin Roof Salad
Salmon Taco
Salmon Taco
Get green catcus tacos at your local Hispanic store.
Sausage cooking with beans
Sausage cooking with beans
The sausage is cooking with beans for Pasta Fagioli
Shallots
Shallots
Shallots are an essential ingredient in many of my recipes. That is why I keep Shallots in Oil ready in the refrigerator.
Shepard' s Pie
Shepard' s Pie
Made this in an iron skillet.
Shrimp Stuffed Wontons
Shrimp Stuffed Wontons
These wontons are waiting with their dipping sauce to be devoured.
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons with Asian sauce
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons
Shrimp stuffed wontons make a great snack or appetizer
Skull Cheese Ball
Skull Cheese Ball
Slotted pastry
Slotted pastry
Pastry rolled up and slit
Soups ready!
Soups ready!
The soup ready for serving
Spane and Mommy in the Kitchen
Spane and Mommy in the Kitchen
This picture was taken on December 4, 2010. It's me and Spane in the kitchen.
Spane Holding Paula Deen's New Book
Spane Holding Paula Deen's New Book
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Steak pan grilled for Hot Tin Roof Salad
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Cutting against the grain
Stuff Mushrooms and Peppers
Stuff Mushrooms and Peppers
Giant Mushrooms and Small Heart Shaped Sweet Red Peppers, stuffed with sausage and cheese stuffing.
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
These stuffed mushrooms are topped with fresh mozzarella.
Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
Giant mushrooms stuffed and topped with fresh mozzarella.
Stuffed Risotto Balls
Stuffed Risotto Balls
Use your left overs! I ate the one with the cheese coming out.
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Stuffed Barbari Bread
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Barbari Bread stuffed with cream cheese and blackberry preserve.
Suddenly Composed Salad
Suddenly Composed Salad
I love the way the tomato is the star of this salad.
Sweet Red Peppers
Sweet Red Peppers
I put my glasses in the picture so you can see their size. That's an eight inch chef's knife sitting with them.
Taquitos, Mexican Coleslaw and Black Beans
Taquitos, Mexican Coleslaw and Black Beans
A quick Mexican feast ready in about 10 minutes!
The Mafia Cookbook
The Mafia Cookbook
The recipe for Pasta Fagioli in this wonderful book inspired my soup.
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Tomato, green and Cannellini beans in the pot.
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Grilled onions and vegetables marinating for Hot Tin Roof Salad
Topsy Turvey Cake
Topsy Turvey Cake
Cake by Amber Lewis - three flavors covered with fondant - the entire cake was edible.
Turkey Burgers!
Turkey Burgers!
My Favorite! In the background are White Worcestershire, Herbs de Provence and dehydrated onions.
Wafle Torte Cake
Wafle Torte Cake
This is how you get you cake baking jollies in the summer time, no bake cake!
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White chocolate and cherry cookies that I made for the field trip to the California Science Museum.
White Sauce for Taquitos
White Sauce for Taquitos
This is the same sauce that Rubio's makes for their fish tacos.

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