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Chicken Florentine

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I remember making this elegant dish for the first time as a romantic dinner for my husband and I in my cramped little kitchen in our tiny little apartment back in the early years of our marriage. It turned out great, he loved it and was very impressed. Its a perfect specimen of Spa Cuisine […]

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Beef Wellington with Bordelaise Wine Sauce

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You’ll find this dish on the menu of only the finest restaurants. Dazzle your guests at your next extra special dinner party, when you serve this masterpiece from your very own kitchen… 8 beef tenderloin steaks (5 oz.) 1 tbsp. cooking oil 1 pkg. (17 ¼ oz.) frozen puff pastry sheets 1 egg 1 tbsp. […]

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Coq au Vin

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  4 slices bacon, diced 1Tbl butter or margarine 3lb chicken, cut up (bone in, skin on) Salt Fresh ground pepper 18 – 20 very small white onions, peeled 2 c thickly sliced mushrooms 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbl flour ¼ c brandy 1 ¾ c strong, red fruity wine such as burgundy (or […]

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Apricot Wild Rice

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Another delicious recipe passed down to me by my Aunt Bea, after one of her always enjoyable dinner parties back in the early 2000s. ½ c. uncooked wild rice 2  tbsp. butter 2/3  c. chopped dried apricots 1  celery stalk, sliced 2  green onions, chopped 1½ tsp. dried thyme 2 c. chicken broth or beef […]

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Fondant Potatoes

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Crispy crust on the outside, tender and creamy goodness on the inside. Elegant fondant potatoes create “perfect textures and contrasts between the creamy potato center and the crusty edges. The key here is to use russet potatoes; it’s a texture thing. You’ll cut them into cylinders. Next you’ll brown the tops and bottoms in a […]

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Sex on The Beach

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 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) vodka 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) peach schnapps 2 oz. (4 tbsp.) orange juice 2 oz. (4 tbsp.) cranberry juice Mix together all ingredients together. Pour into a highball glass ¾ filled with ice cubes. Stir well.  Makes 1 drink.

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Chi Chi’s Chimichangas Recipe

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Serves 4 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (remove seeds for less heat) 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon sea or kosher salt 1 small tomato, chopped, plus more for topping 2 tablespoons chopped […]

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Balsamic Glazed Turkey Loaf

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Good diet-compliant food, would make again. First made on 10-22-2013 Update: This is definitely good, but Check out my other Balsamic Basil Turkey Loaf that I like even better… (the glaze/ sauce is lighter and less sharp, and I prefer that). 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup finely diced sweet yellow onion 1 cup […]

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Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips

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Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips  (Sept 2013 – Yum!) Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Toss the kale with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of garlic and parsley seasoning, or your choice of seasoning on top. Give the kale another toss to coat the kale in seasoning. Spread the […]

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Cashew Chicken (Figure Friendly)

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  PrintCashew Chicken (Figure Friendly!) A hit for my new diet plan. I first made this in September 2013 – its a frequent favorite now, and very figure friendly!Ingredients2 tsp peanut oil or sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 tsp chopped garlic from jar) 1 pound raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into […]

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