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I still have to figure out where I’m going with both blogs. But if you’re looking for light savory recipe check out my latest post at the The emBRACEABLE  Gourmand . Don’t miss a recipe.

 

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The emBRACEable Gourmand

by Courtney on June 17, 2014

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I’ve started a new food blog specifically for adults with braces called The emBRACEable Gourmand. Come read about it here and get this fabulous summertime dessert of Coconut Crème Brûlée with Banana suitable for everyone.

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Mango Caipirinhas

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One of my favorite drinks is a Caipirinha. I remember being introduced to them by an old friend named Andy ,who had a Brazilian girlfriend and sought to educate me on many things Brazilian. We were at a Brazilian music event in Chicago and I drank eagerly  much to my hung over  regret the next […]

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Beer Bread / Pain à la Bière from The Art Of French Pastry

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A few years ago I invested in a few professional level courses at French Pastry School Chicago. The extensive workshops were a game changer for me  and my level of confidence  in the kitchen. I had some great instructors who are really pushing the scene the pastry arts .  One of the co founders of […]

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Hazelnut Stracciatella

May 23, 2014

Forgive the lapse in blogging these days. As we all know sometimes we need to step back, reassess,and wait for inspiration to awaken. I never stopped cooking, but just needed to step away from telling the neverending story. We have been travelling a bit ,and our journeys have taken us to Lisbon,Estoril,Stockholm and Rio De […]

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Old El Paso Deep Fried Quesadillas and Salsa for Game Day

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  Looking for a tasty crowd pleasing treat for Game Day? These Old El Paso Deep Fried Quesadilla’s and Salsa treats will be be welcome treat. I confess, I’m not a huge sports fan, but I always make sure Certain Someone and any guests we may have lack for nothing in the food and drink […]

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Pillsbury Chocolate Almond Crescent Rolls

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How was your Thanksgiving ? I have to say its one of my favorite cooking holidays, even if I’m just cooking for two. Things are picking up at this time of year, and I love quick tasty ideas to whip up. Certain Someone and my new work colleagues declared this recipe for Pillsbury Chocolate Almond […]

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Pillsbury Crescent Rockefeller… Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

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Certain Someone and I love Oysters Rockefeller. It’s one our favorite steakhouse appetizers. I love the elegance and refinement of bubbly oysters baked in their shells on a salt bed with spinach, a splash of Pernod, butter, cheese and garlic. The origins of the original dish are clouded in a veil of secrecy. It was […]

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Apple and Toasted Almond Pillsbury Crescent Waffle Bites with Cardamom Whipped Cream

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and holiday planning is in overdrive. I was commissioned by Pillsbury to come up with some food ideas for the classic Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I remember loving these as child. They are a great medium as short cut if you are really not  baking inclined. These Apple and Toasted […]

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A Tribute to A Woman Who Dared So Many To Be,To The Queen of All Daring Bakers, Lis

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I never actually physically met Lisa Cifelli, or more known as Lis, a co founder of the Daring Bakers along with Ivonne, but it’s weird looking back on the far reaching influence she had on my own life.Lisa passed away suddenly  too soon this week. Her tenacity, spunkiness, and spirit caused a ripple effect in […]

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