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Luscious Spring Risotto

Risotto, when it’s good, is right up there on my comfort food list. I never had risotto, polenta or gnocchi until I was an adult

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Italian Custard Cake

  Courtesy of Weezie Mott Weezie Mott ran a cooking school in Alameda.  She and her husband, lived in Italy for several years and later led

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Saffron Bread

Saffron has been a coveted spice used by people across many cultures for roughly 3,500 years. A little more than 200 years ago England was

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Caramel Peanut Popcorn

 This Caramel Peanut Popcorn has been a family favorite for years. If you grew up loving Cracker Jacks, you’re going to love this crunchy treat.

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Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce

When it comes to good food, Southern Louisiana does not disappoint! Along with a bountiful harvest of seafood and the combination of traditional Southern, Creole

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Food history is always fascinating. It’s like an archeology dig that you can then eat. My mother made Chicken Tetrazzini for dinner when I was

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Fresh Homemade Cherry Pie

It’s hard to imagine anyone who doesn’t like cherry pie. Making it is another story, however, as putting together a good pie crust can be

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Mushrooms Bourguignon

While perusing Food 52’s weekly recipes for inspiration recently, there was a post for Mushrooms Bourguignon.  I was planning a New Year’s Eve dinner for

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Eggnog Doughnut Muffins

If you’re looking for a holiday breakfast treat or wondering what to do with that leftover eggnog, here’s the solution. Or, if you’re an eggnog

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

  These cakes are my latest downfall.  I discovered that you don’t have to use them right away to enjoy the smooth exterior and melted

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Gougeres

Gougeres are a French comfort food. Not a mac ‘n cheese kind of comfort food, but the kind that’s served fresh from the oven with

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Key Lime – Vanilla Pie

My recent trip to Costa Rica was fortuitous in several respects, not the least of which was that one of my favorite tropical fruits was

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Turkey Divan

Thanksgiving’s over and you’ve eaten all you can stand of turkey “sundaes” and turkey sandwiches. I know it’s hard to have enough of all the

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Cream Puffs and Profiteroles

Cream puffs and eclairs aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of versatile desserts. But in reality they’re wonderful edible containers

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