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Kalamity Katies Border Benedict

Kalamity Katie's Border Benedict

This Mexican-style breakfast treat is a favorite at Wild Eggs in Louisville, KY.  My rendition includes homemade queso sauce complete with all of the fixings!

Olive Oil Ice Cream

Olive Oil Ice Cream

This surprising ice cream is perfect served in quenelles with other dessert flavors along with a nice sweet wine, like Madeira or Marsala. 

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

This creamy and rich Peppermint Stick Ice Cream is the perfect holiday treat!  It is especially good topped with homemade chocolate sauce.

Burnt Oranges with Rosemary and Greek Yogurt

Burnt Oranges with Rosemary and Greek Yogurt

Beautifully charred with sugar and rosemary, this dessert has intense flavors of sweet, bittersweet and herbal notes.  Served with Greek yogurt, you will be amazed at the complexity of flavors...

Chili Cheese Cornbread

Chili Cheese Cornbread

This bread is moist, cheesy and has a bit of a kick!  It is perfect to serve with chili and soups this time of year.

Smoky Lentil Soup

Smoky Lentil Soup

This recipe for Smoky Lentil Soup is quick and delicious.  This is a new favorite at our home for fall and winter!

Thai Marinated and Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Thai Marinated and Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Serve these Thai marinated and grilled shrimp skewers with Jasmine or Basmati rice and Chili Garlic Glaze for a delightful Thai dinner.

Clementine and Spiced Rum Bundt Cake

Clementine and Spiced Rum Bundt Cake

This clementine and spiced rum flavored bundt cake is perfect for fall and winter gatherings.  It is a great way to include the best of the season's fresh citrus fruit in your baked goodsnbsp...

Spiced Carrot Soup

Spiced Carrot Soup

This Spiced Carrot Soup is incredibly simple to make and has a wonderful creamy texture and delightful flavor.  It is finished with crispy prosciutto, Greek yogurt and snipped cilantro and makes...

Roasted Vegetable Stock

Roasted Vegetable Stock

This rich and flavorful vegetable stock will add incredible layers of flavor to your soups, stews and grain dishes this fall and winter.  The secret to the great flavor is the roasting step.

Bourbon Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce

Bourbon Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce

Bourbon brioche bread pudding made with Woodford Reserve, raisins soaked in bourbon and topped with vanilla ice cream and rich homemade caramel sauce.  What else can I say?  This is one...

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

This recipe for double dipped buttermilk fried chicken is one of the best I have tried.  Combined with buttery Belgian Waffles and warm maple syrup...this truly is incredible!

Panzenella

Panzenella

Panzenella is perfect to prepare this time of year while summer's tomatoes are at their peak.

Chocolate Cinnamon Gelato with Toffee Bits

Chocolate Cinnamon Gelato with Toffee Bits

This Gelato is incredibly silky, rich and decadent.  It's the perfect ending to a special evening.

Baked Cheese in Pastry

Baked Cheese in Pastry

This incredibly simple and elegant appetizer will definitely become one of your last minute entertaining favorites.  No one will know how easy it is to make if you don't tell them.

Kentucky Hot Brown Panini

Kentucky Hot Brown Panini

This panini sandwich is perfect for your Kentucky Derby party!  It combines buttery brioche bread, fresh turkey breast, bacon, grilled tomatoes and a cheesy Mornay Sauce.

Dutch Baby with Strawberries and Amaretto

Dutch Baby with Strawberries and Amaretto

This beautiful Dutch Baby with fresh strawberries and Amaretto is perfect for a special brunch, including Mother's Day!

Crab Cakes with a Spicy Mustard Sauce

Crab Cakes with a Spicy Mustard Sauce

These Crab Cakes are lightly seasoned and and served with a Spicy Mustard Sauce.  Full of lump crabmeat, these are perfect for a special dinner.

Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Truffled Brioche Croutons

Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Truffled Brioche Croutons

This delightful soup is courtesy of Chef Michelle Weaver at Charelston Grill in Charleston, South Carolina.  Don't miss the Truffled Brioche Croutons!  I could not stop eating them.

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Two Chocolate Sauces

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Two Chocolate Sauces

This fabulous recipe at home was identical to the dessert we had in New Orleans at Red Fish Grill.  If there ever was a "death by chocolate" dessert, this is it!  It is incredibly decadent...

Roasted Carrots with Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil

Roasted Carrots with Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil

There is nothing simpler or better than roasting vegetables.  The addition of Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil creates a whole new level of flavor.

Guinness Stout and Chocolate Cupcakes for St. Patricks Day!

Guinness Stout and Chocolate Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day!

These are delightful and moist chocolaty cupcakes with a hint of Guinness Stout.  Topped with cream cheese frosting, they are perfect for your St. Patrick's Day celebration!

Sazerac - the original recipe and the sazerac bar in New Orleans

Sazerac - the original recipe and the sazerac bar in New Orleans

The Sazerac is the official drink of the city of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.  There's no better time to try this classic cocktail with Fat Tuesday right around the corner!

King Cake for Mardi Gras

King Cake for Mardi Gras

King Cake is the traditional cake served during Mardi Gras.  It is a delightful brioche dough rolled and filled with a pecan, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisin filling.  You can bake some...

Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans!  How about making one of the traditional dishes served during the festivities - Creole Jambalaya.

Meyer Lemon and Amaretto Marmalade

Meyer Lemon and Amaretto Marmalade

Meyer Lemons and Amaretto are combined to make a delightful marmalade.

Cote dAzur Cure-All Soup from Around My French Table

Cote d'Azur Cure-All Soup from Around My French Table

Simple ingredients like chicken stock, fresh garlic, herbs, eggs and cheese are combined to make this incredibly easy and luscious soup!

Spiced Squash, Fennel and Pear Soup from Around My French Table

Spiced Squash, Fennel and Pear Soup from Around My French Table

If you happen to have a Long Island Cheese pumpkin, this is a great way to use part of it.   Otherwise, substitite Acorn or Butternut squash for this delightful soup!  The recipe was just...

Baked Ham and Farmhouse Cheddar Paninis wirh Spicy Fig Jam

Baked Ham and Farmhouse Cheddar Paninis wirh Spicy Fig Jam

Spiral sliced ham and Farmshouse Cheddar Cheese are combined with whole-grain Dijon mustard and a homemade Spicy Fig Jam for one scrumptious sandwich!

Double Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

Double Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

This ice cream recipe from David Lebovitz is totally decadent.  It doesn't get much better than this when topped with homemade carmamel sauce!

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto is made with three types of mushrooms and homemade chicken stock.  This dish is perfect for a cold and Wintry evening!

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

These peppermint flavored Candy Cane Cookies are topped with crushed candy canes for a festive and fun holiday treat!

Buffalo Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Buffalo Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise

These spicy Buffalo Sliders will be a great addition to any game day table!

Baked Apple

Baked Apple

Baked Apples are a simple and delicious Fall dessert that are a refreshing change from the traditional holiday pies and cakes!

Green Appletinis for the Holidays!

Green Appletinis for the Holidays!

Green Appletinis are a festive cocktail to serve to family and friends during the holiday season!

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

These moist and delcious pumpkin muffins are a perfect treat for your house guests this Thanksgiving!  Made with fresh pumpkin puree and topped withe a cream cheese icing, they are great for...

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This boozy Bourbon Pecan Pie is a perfect ending to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Pumpkin pie made with fresh pumpkin puree is then topped with Bourbon Whipped Cream.  This dessert should not be missing from your Thanksgiving dinner thsi year!

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier

Creamy Greek yogurt is combined with fresh orange juice, Grand Marnier, honey and a pinch of cardamom for a low-fat, easy to make and elegant dessert.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

This ice cream tastes just like a pumpkin pie.  It would be a nice alternative to the traditional pie for dessert this holiday season.

French Pumpkin Soup

French Pumpkin Soup

This French Pumpkin Soup is made from a Galeux d'Eysines Heirloom Pumpkin.  I adapted the recipe from The ex (Expatriate's) Kitchen blog.  This soup's rich flavor comes from the bright...

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