February 2012

Boeuf aux Carottes (Beef and Carrots)

February 28, 2012
Boeuf aux carottes (Beef with carrots) a slow-simmered French dish

Boeuf aux carottes is the French name for this recipe. It is easily translated to beef with carrots. The simple name does not do justice to the dish. It is far from plain beef with carrots. When the ingredients combine after a slow-simmer it is just heavenly. What struck me most about it is how […]

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Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce – #SundaySupper #Oscars Party

February 26, 2012
Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce with Crostini

The Oscars is a long event. It starts early in the afternoon with previews, red carpet, and then the Academy Awards.  Over 8 hours of star gazing, fashion, entertainment, speeches, and awards. How to keep your stamina up? Lots of good eats is the answer. A variety of cocktails, wine, and appetizers will keep you […]

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Winter Beauty and Spring Preparation

February 23, 2012
Yellow viola flower

It rarely snows here in winter. The South does not have the pristine beauty of a snow-covered landscape often. Brown, dormant lawns and leafless trees prevail. Thankfully, there are hints of color with a few evergreens and seasonal flowers. I became more aware of the beauty found in winter when I started my Project 365 […]

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Chocolate Pecan Torte

February 21, 2012
A slice of chocolate pecan torte.

Chocolate Pecan Torte is my mother’s favorite of all my desserts. I first made it years ago when my uncle from Germany was visiting. I wanted to make something similar to the cakes and tortes found in a German konditorei (cake shop). The desserts there are not as sweet and rich as here in the […]

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Turkey Tetrazzini

February 16, 2012
Turkey Tetrazzini - a delicious casserole made with turkey, mushrooms, linguine, a cream sauce, and a crunchy topping.

Turkey is not just for holidays and special occasions. I cook it throughout the year. The leftovers of a roasted turkey can be used in many different meals including soup, sandwich, salad, and pasta. One of my favorites is tetrazzini, a creamy casserole with mushrooms, linguine, and a crunchy topping of Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Yum! […]

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Apricot Nut Cake

February 14, 2012
A delicious cake made with dried apricots, almonds, and pine nuts.

One thing leads to another. It started with a simple email and then resulted with the inspiration to bake this cake. My friend Terry sent me an email asking if I wanted to go play. Well, of course I did. It is very rarely I turn down an opportunity to go play. The plan was […]

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Shrimp Arnean Appetizer #RomanceDinner #SundaySupper

February 12, 2012
Shrimp Arnean

Are you looking for a special dish to make for your loved one? Or one to use when entertaining friends and family? Then you are at the right place. Shrimp Arnean is a delicious, Mediterranean inspired appetizer sure to please. I have made it for many years and always get requests for the recipe. There […]

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Chicken and Dumplings – Holiday Recipe Club

February 11, 2012
Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings for Valentine’s Day? Why yes! The basic thing about the day is showing your love – right? Which is exactly what came to my mind when I was making this for my husband. He was sick and had a very sore and swollen throat. The soft dumplings, tender chicken, and all the […]

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Let’s Keep Playing!

February 8, 2012
Lexie and Trixie playing together with their favorite toys.

Six months ago today I launched this blog. The opening post was Let’s Play! and I invited the world to visit my virtual playground and have some fun. It was the start of an exciting adventure I never imagined. Blogging has expanded and enhanced my life in so many ways. It is on my mind […]

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Loosen Your Belt Chili Skins #SaucySuperBowl #SundaySupper

February 5, 2012
Loosen Your Belt Chili Skins

Game day is here! Super Bowl XLVI is today. Football fans will gather around the television rooting for their team. Parties will be held across the nation. What is one of the best things about a party? The food of course! It is when you can splurge and enjoy the goodies you do not have […]

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