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Daring Cooks August – Pierogies

We interrupt this Road Trip to bring you the August Daring Cooks’ Challenge – hosted by LizG of Bits n’ Bites and Anula of Anula’s Kitchen. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make pierogies from scratch and an optional challenge to provide one filling that best represents their locale. When I read this challenge, […]

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Party (shorties welcome!)

It all began with an email invitation to apply to host an “Easy and Elegant Dinner Party” sponsored by Calphalon and Williams Sonoma and the House Party website.  Both Neil and I received an invite, as we are on the Calphalon mailing list and I jumped at the chance because if you were picked, you […]

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Daring Cooks May – Stacked enchiladas

[donotprint] The May 2010 Daring Cooks Challenge was hosted by Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna+Food who chose a delicious Stacked Green Chile & Grilled Chicken Enchilada recipe in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! I was pretty excited to see this challenge as it is something I really enjoy both eating and making! […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 6

[donotprint] This week I was down to three petits chefs due to sporting commitments and illness but the smaller number did not mean less enthusiasm.  The boys were raring to go at 3pm and in a way I was glad I had chosen a recipe that supposedly took only 19 minutes as it was more […]

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Donna Hay’s Chilli and Kaffir Lime Beef (stir fry)

[donotprint] I was so happy to see that Denise at Chez Us has resurrected the Hay Hay it’s Donna Day! event after a bit of a break.  I was even happier to see the recipe she chose for the relaunch of this monthly event – an easy weeknight meal that doesn’t taste like it only […]

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Old World Wine dinner (guest post by Neil)

Well what to do when Mardi is away?  No one to cook, nothing to eat, Cleo and Neil waste away…  HARDLY.  To prove that cooking can still continue without Mardi (Editor’s note – I never said that…), an impromptu dinner gathering was planned. Last weekend was the final exam for my Old World Wines course […]

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