Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

September 9, 2012.   Categories Appetizers, Asian, Dinners on the Go!, Featured, Seafood, Seafood.

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

This spicy garlic Sriracha shrimp recipe rocks! I posted it on Babble.com last month and it received rave reviews. Sriracha has so much flavor and spice it compliments fresh shrimp beautifully. I saw a version of this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine. I made a few tweaks but overall it is their recipe. I must warn you though… it’s spicy. So if you are concerned about heat, don’t use as much of the Sriracha sauce or serve a...

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Very Tender Asian Turkey Burgers

September 2, 2012.   Categories Asian, Featured, Smoking / Grilling.

Very Tender Asian Turkey Burgers

It dawned on me that I rarely make turkey or chicken burgers. Often times they turn out dry and lack flavor. So I decided to try and create a very tender Asian turkey burger that would be moist and flavorful. I decided to use turkey thighs. The additional fat would help the burger retain some moisture and flavor. They were delicious. However, I have also tried this recipe using the lighter turkey breasts and they were also good and not at all...

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Best Strawberry Margarita Recipe Ever

August 10, 2012.   Categories Cocktails, Featured, Summer.

Best Strawberry Margarita Recipe Ever

This margarita is ridiculously delicious. It is possibly the best strawberry margarita recipe ever. Seriously. I posted it earlier this week on Babble. It takes some time but the rewards are worth the effort. Nothing tastes more like summer than the fruity and tart flavor combination of strawberries and rhubarb. If you love those flavors too then this marg is for you! I received this recipe in an email this spring from our local culinary school...

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Roasted Asparagus Salad with Valencia Oranges and Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette

June 8, 2011.   Categories Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Featured, Light / Healthy, Seasonal Vegetables, Summer, Vegetarian.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Valencia Oranges and Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette

  Who doesn’t love asparagus this time of year? It’s one of my favorite vegetables and I love it prepared just about every way possible. However, roasting it is probably my favorite. It enhances the flavor and leaves just a little bit of that fresh, firm crunch. Chef Viviane Bauquet Farre takes the simple roasted asparagus and pairs it with a wonderful vinaigrette and Valencia oranges. I think I have a new favorite way to...

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Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles (Turnovers)

January 2, 2011.   Categories Breakfast / Brunch, Christmas, Desserts, Featured.

Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles (Turnovers)

Ingredients: 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into small cubes 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract 1/3 cup sugar 3 TBSP all purpose flour 1/2 cup pecans, chopped into small pieces 1 package of phyllo dough, thawed and sitting at room temp for 1 hour 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted powdered sugar, for dusting. Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 1. Add apples, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and flour to a saute pan....

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Best Cornbread Dressing with Apples & Chorizo

November 11, 2010.   Categories By Holiday, Comfort Food, Featured, Southwestern / Mexican, Thanksgiving Dinner.

Best Cornbread Dressing with Apples & Chorizo

Cornbread Dressing with Apples & Chorizo There are a few ingredients in this world that I just can’t live without…. green chiles, chipotle and goat cheese. If you’ve been reading this blog, you may have noticed I try and sneak at least one of these into a recipe. I couldn’t resist using those ingredients again in this Thanksgiving recipe. ┬áIn fact, this may be the best cornbread dressing recipe I’ve...

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