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Coq Au Vin – Recipe

Cut up a chicken into a “ten piece bucket” add a little wine (okay, a lot of wine) and a few other things. It’s a romantic one-pot dish anyone can make at home. This is a variation on the classic dish from Food Nation Radio Network.      

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Flourless chocolate pecan tart

It’s rich and for serious chocolate-lovers only. Lots of people have gluten concerns or other concerns about too many carbohydrates over the holidays. Here’s a relatively guilt-free dessert. This tart (which is really a take on a sponge cake) still contains sugar, but compared to most desserts on Thanksgiving, this …

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Luxurious Steak Tartare

This is a classic, so nothing about this recipe is original on my part. I don’t even measure the ingredients and you won’t need to either. It is blissful pleasure on toast points in about 10 minutes.

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Crepes are Easier than You Think

I think it is safe to say I have made thousands of crepes. They are so versatile. From Crepes Suzette to Shitake mushrooms and Boursin cheese; there are many options for sweet as well as savory crepes. Here’s a recipe you can mix in five minutes, or so. They only …

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Souffles Made Easy

These are two of the souffles I make that I have simplified over the years. I don’t make a Bechamel Sauce and I use a simplified version of a Creme Anglaise. Souffles with Bechamel come out very creamy and are not tailored to most American palates, anyway. Try these, and …

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A Romantic Dinner for Two

It’s no secret that a truly romantic meal can be very expensive. Here’s a way to recreate your own romantic dinner at home. All of these ingredients are readily available right here in St. Pete. A good, local caviar source is Mazzaro’s. Probably the best beverage to serve with this …

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