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New Year’s Eve

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Who doesn’t love this old school classic?  The cold and tender shrimp. The sweet and spicy sauce.  So delicious. I like to serve these Savory Roasted Garlic Palmiers and a Classic Cosmopolitan Martini to wash it all down. If you’ve ever ordered a shrimp cocktail…

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

Creamy, rich, and velvety, this classic dessert recipe is a sublime chocolate experience that is impressive enough for guests your Thanksgiving table and yet easy enough for every day. Do you connect beautiful memories with food?  I do, all of the time. Chocolate mousse takes…

HONEY BOURBON GLAZED SCALLOPS

HONEY BOURBON GLAZED SCALLOPS

Every Thanksgiving game-plan needs a great holiday appetizer.  These scallops are my go-to for something to serve while finalizing the last of the dinner prep.  They are salty, meaty, savory, and sweet from the honey bourbon glaze. I like making them year-round, they’re that tasty.…

CABERNET BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS

CABERNET BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS

When in need, this recipe is comfort food at its best.  Thick, meaty short ribs braised in red wine and beef broth makes for the most flavorful, fall-of-the-bone meat.  The vegetables and fresh herbs add complexity to the rich sauce.  This dish is delicious served…

SEARED SEA SCALLOPS WITH LEMON CREAM SAUCE AND BALSAMIC DRIZZLE

SEARED SEA SCALLOPS WITH LEMON CREAM SAUCE AND BALSAMIC DRIZZLE

I’m not big on those pretentious, snooty recipes.  Do you know the dishes with ‘gastric foam’ and ‘smears’?  And, just what is a gastric foam? I don’t want to say what it looks like to me, so let’s just say that if you are a…