Monthly Archive: January 2012

Creamy Oatmeal Brulee

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In the fall while staying in San Francisco I had the best Oatmeal Brulee for breakfast at the Park 55 hotel. I have attempted to recreate it at home trying many different combinations. All attempts were tasty but this final version is my favorite! This is not your everyday oatmeal my friends — oh no–it’s …

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Indian Mango Dal

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This is not like any other Indian foods I have had. Indian recipes vary depending on what region of India it comes from. This is a more traditional Southern India style dal that is sweet and more soup like. Even if you don’t like most Indian dishes you might like this one.This recipe includes a …

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood indulgences so when I saw this recipe in Ina Garten’s Back To Basics cookbook I knew it was going on the menu.Last night I needed an appetizer to take to a friends house so it was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. Keeping frozen shrimp on hand …

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Turkey Jambalaya – Slow Cooker

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Turkey, andouille sausage, rice, tomatoes and spices give this dish tons of flavor! If you like a fiery hot jambalaya use a spicy sausage and more red pepper or some hot sauce. I kept mine more on the mild side in an attempt to appeal to a variety of taste buds. Of course you could use …

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Mom’s Egg McMuffin

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As a teenager I worked at McDonald’s. During the summer I was able to work the breakfast shift and it became my favorite time to work. I liked cooking there (big surprise) and getting to make the egg McMuffins. My family enjoys these not only for breakfast but also sometimes for a quick and easy …

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