Beauty and the Beast Inspired Three Cheese Soufflé & Lemon Thyme Green Tea

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It’s rare that I feature a film currently showing in theaters, however, the 2017 live action version of the original Disney animated Beauty and the Beast is one of those charming films that I couldn’t resist doing. It takes me back to my childhood days when I watched it repeatedly on video and I’m sort of stirred to go to Read More …

Heart Waffles with Cranberry Maple Syrup

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Heart shaped waffles are a Scandinavian tradition topped with berries. I’ve given this ritual an American touch with Cranberry Maple Syrup for Valentine’s Day. A Norwegian heart shaped waffle iron would be ideal to make these waffles, but an American waffle maker will do for those of us who don’t have access to one. You can simply use a cookie Read More …

Brown Butter Seared Potato Perogies

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Last week we made Chinese Dumplings and I thought this week we could move to Eastern European Dumplings. Perogies are made by wrapping pockets of unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking them in boiling water. These dumplings are popular in Slavic (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Russian), Baltic (Latvian, Lithuanian) and other Eastern European cuisines, such as Romanian, Read More …

Chinese New Year Dumplings – Jiaozi

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Chinese New Year is ahead of us this weekend. The year of the rooster starts on Jan. 28th and all around the world, Chinese people are cleaning their houses, shopping for new clothes, and preparing for feasts. There’s much to take care of before it arrives, as the Chinese follow several traditions leading up to and during the new year Read More …

Caviar and Blini With Champagne

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are almost to the end of 2016 already! When you live season to season, you really don’t realize where the time has gone. Some of us plan something special to ring in the New Year – perhaps a night full of memorable movies and munchies with lots of popcorn. For much of the world Read More …

Chocolate Dipped Oreos for the Holidays and Gifting

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Need a last-minute holiday gift or treat? Chocolate Dipped Oreos are the easiest and prettiest treat you can make tonight. With Christmas Eve being right around the corner tomorrow a Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookie idea using Oroes may be just what you need.  Chocolate Dipped Oreos are simple enough to make with your kids and you can turn this into Read More …

Saffron Sugar Crystals with Minted Tea

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While the days are shorter and the air becomes cold and crisp, as darkness falls, we find ourselves craving warmth, something that evokes coziness. A hot cup of tea is always inviting this time of year and you can make your tea time sweeter with a special addition. This winter season I have found myself making Middle Eastern and Eastern Read More …