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Hearty Golden Borscht

I was inspired to make this soup while shopping at the farmer’s market. The golden beets looked so beautiful all piled up in the morning light. Be sure not to overcook this soup–the color of the beets will fade if … Continue reading

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Shortbread Cookie Cutouts

These buttery shortbread cookies are crunchy yet melt in your mouth good. They are a great base for frosted cookies or for dipping and  decorating with tempered chocolate. They are delicious topped with crystallized colored sugar as well. Preheat oven to … Continue reading

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Guacamole

I recently went to a potluck. Even as a chef, I had no idea what I was going to take one hour before the party. I dashed over to the grocery store with my ATM card and an open mind. … Continue reading

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iSimmer’s blog slides over to WordPress.com

This may take some time as I live life faster then I can write about it. You might find some of the posts lacking script or jumbled but that is due to the landslide from Vox to WordPress. I’ll sort … Continue reading

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Portions:  4 servings Preparation time: 35 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of butter 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered 1 pound of Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I offered a gentleman a cookie today at work and he said, "Oh no, if I have one, it will be down hill for me every time you serve cookies. There should be a group called Cookie addicts Anonymous!" That made me laugh, … Continue reading

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Home Cooking with a taste of Julia Powell’s Book Julie & Julia

By Mark Johnson egg timer? Heat and timing are key elements to master when learning to cook. One trick I use when making an omelet; is heat the pan, whisk the eggs, add them to the pan, then wash the … Continue reading

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Freshly baked cookies…

MMMMMM, Butter Cookies! Butterfly People have asked me for this butter cookie recipe so many times that I thought I better add it to the blog. You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want. For bite sized cookies I've used the floral … Continue reading

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My Life In France, Julia…

My Life in France My Life In France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme, 2006, Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, 303 pages. This book is also available as an audio book and in electronic form Review by Susan BeachWhat a great … Continue reading

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Curried Spinach and Tofu simmered in Coconut Milk

Curried Spinach and Tofu simmered in Coconut MilkThis is a great vegan recipe that is terrific over brown, basmati, wild or jasmine rice. This dish ranks high among vegetarians and is simple to prepare. Serves 4 Curried Spinach and Tofu … Continue reading

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