Easy Fresh Guacamole

Ingredients * 3-4 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed * 1 lime, juiced, or 3 tbs of lime juice * 1 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup diced onion * 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro * 1 teaspoon minced or pureed garlic * 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional) * 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce, or […]

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Crustless Quiche Master Recipe

Ingredients *optional* * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Custard: * 2 cups half-and-half (nonfat half-and-half also works) * 2 large eggs * 2 large egg yolks * 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt * Freshly ground black pepper * Freshly grated nutmeg * Pinch cayenne or paprika Fillings: *2 to 3 cups prepared vegetables, such as braised […]

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Thinking of Bistro Jeanty

When we were in Yountville for my cousin’s wedding, we had the distinct pleasure of eating at Cafe Jeanty. It’s a quaint little place with outstanding food. It may be overshadowed by the nearby French Laundry, with its 3 month+ reservation schedule, but I think it can definitely stand up to their food. Seasonal recipes […]

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Mini chocolate chip walnut toffee brickle cookies

I spent some time today making some sweet treats for the family. Mini chocolate chip cookies are always fun, because you can have one or two without feeling guilty! Ingredients: 2 1/4 c. All purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 c. butter, softened 3/4 c. granulated sugar 3/4 c. dark brown […]

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