Porcini Rubbed Fillet and Potato Wrapped Sea Bass from Certified Steak and Seafood

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Here is a meal sure to please the one you love. This porcini rubbed fillet and potato wrapped sea bass  were served last week for Valentines Day. I’ve been working with Certified Steak and Seafood recently and love trying to amp up basic fillet and sea bass with creativity. Like here. When another shipment arrived, […]

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Green and Blacks Toffee Milk Chocolate and Pretzel Cookies aka Victoria and Albert’s

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The vision of crushed pretzels  in some sort of sweet pastry raced through my mind as I sat in a seminar recently. As my colleagues jockeyed for attention and notice in those forced group games, I kept dreaming of pretzels. I had a big box of them sitting on my kitchen table. What to do? […]

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Smørrebrød and Smörgås…Scandinavian Open Faced Sandwiches

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New Year brings new ideas, styles, way of doing things.With all the innovation and tends in food , sometimes we just need to look back at a simpler ,less complex time . A question on my mind with all the holiday catering, was how to deliver the most , for less, without sacrificing taste or […]

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Miso Glazed Sea Bass Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice Paper & Fillet with Wasabi Butter from Certified Steak and Seafood

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I think this meal of Miso Glazed Sea Bass Wrapped in Seaweed and Rice Paper & Filet with Wasabi Butter from Certified Steak and Seafood, would be awesome for a special New Years Eve Dinner or Réveillon. Certified Steak and Seafood, via my partnership with Foodie Blogroll, were kind enough to send me two Prime […]

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Green and Black’s Spiced Chili Pot Roast…Chocolate as Savory

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A  few weeks back, I was invited to a fun local event hosted by Green and Black’s to launch their latest bar, Spiced Chili. What I took away from the evening was lots of creative ideas and inspiration to incorporate chocolate into intriguing savory dishes. Not only were delicious desserts on hand, and information on […]

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Coco Cooks and Caters With The LG Intuition

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Starting a business is not as hard as one thinks, and with catering, all I need besides my pots, pans, knives, and right hand assistant, is a reliable gadget. I have no money for sales and event coordinators, etc, so I have to wear many hats in executing events for Coco Cooks. A typical inquiry […]

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Cellar Soup,Thanksgiving Mishaps,and a $50 Wal-Mart Giveaway

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It’s hard to believe our national day of thanks is next week. I chuckle when hear people stressing about, what to me is , a day of cooking for pure love and joy. And truth be told,  I prefer a cozy lazy holiday with just Certain Someone and I to indulge in good food, with […]

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Cooking and Eating Well on the Run. Bertolli Soups and Salmon Rillettes Tartines

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I work with Bertolli on occasion and always love to receive new products.  Life has been mainly cooking and eating on the run these days.The fast few months the new range of Bertolli  Meal Soups for Two have saved many meals and situations , as I have been : too tired to cook working  or […]

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Guinness Braised Lamb Stew with Herbs de Provence and Roasted Parsnip Crust

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Artizone Chicago and My Daily Find Chicago is having a Flavors of Fall Cooking Contest. I created this Guinness Braised Lamb Stew  with Herb De Provence and Roasted Parsnip Crust using my surprise contest box. I picked the Slow Cooked Category and received the most beautiful large parsnips and a bag of aromatic herb de […]

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Slow Roasted Red Cabbage and Apples with Balsamic Glaze

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Being a November baby, my inner Scorpion awakens when presented with Falls bounty.Red Cabbage and apples are abundant. The ritual of prepping, turning on the oven , and awaiting the aromas wafting through the house just centers me. I’ve been working on a very Euro centric project these days that has me testing and creating […]

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