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French Country Stew

This French County Stew took me by surprise. Not that I didn’t expect it to be good…but that it was sooooo good I couldn’t get enough of it! Neither did all the people I served it to. I made it for the first time at a demo at Williams Sonoma in Danbury CT and I […]

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Creamy Potato Cheddar Soup with Jalapeño

This potato cheddar soup with a hint of spicy jalapeño is so easy to make, it really doesn’t even require a recipe. Boil potatoes just like you would when making mashed potatoes. Puree them. Add broth, Add cheese. Add sautéed jalapeño. But knowing that many people still want a recipe…I’ll gladly provide one. I finished […]

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Seasoned, Loaded, Baked Fries

This is my new favorite way to eat potatoes…which I could eat every day. They’re cut, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned and baked. Then while they’re still slightly undercooked they’re removed from the oven, topped with cheese and your choice of toppings. In this one I used pickled jalapeños and snippets of sun-dried tomatoes. Below, […]

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Chicken soup, the classic symbol of the healing kitchen gets even more comforting when it’s chicken and dumpling soup. The broth is thicker and richer and instead of noodles, it’s loaded with soft dumpling that grow in the rich chicken broth and become infused with its wonderful flavor. If you’ve never made this, you must […]

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