• Espresso Truffles

    February 12, 2015DishinandDishes

    Recently I visited one of my favorite baking shops (Sweet Cherry’s Bakery ) and picked up some supplies to make truffles.  Valentine’s Day is approaching so I thought I’d knock some chocolates out ahead of time! Now, you can use your imagination here – make milk chocolate or dark chocolate truffles.  Add in a flavored liquor or…

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  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Two Dipping Sauces

    May 1, 2014DishinandDishes

    Trying to eat healthy at our house is always a challenge. Everyone has a different palette. The Wonderful guy has to have meat at all meals and all of us girls are trying to eat healthy. The boy is just plain picky.  But last night we made this Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe and we all…

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  • Southern Country Green Beans and New Potatoes

    September 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    My Aunt Jane left me a post on my Facebook wall the other day saying “I made your Southern country red potatoes and green  beans recipe today…yummy!” I confess, it’s been so long since I’ve made these, I had to stop and think about what she was talking about. I learned to make this shortly…

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  • Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

    September 4, 2013DishinandDishes

    Lately I’ve had a little love affair with beets and recipes with beets.  I also have a love affair with mixed salad greens, particularly of late, thinly sliced kale (although not a lettuce) and spring mix, which I adore. I don’t know what it is, but I actually crave them.  Have you had fresh roasted…

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  • Kale, Quinoa, Black Bean Salad

    April 10, 2013DishinandDishes

    Raise your hand if you’ve recently eaten too much and need a detox?   Raise your hand also if you hate the thought of another boring salad to help you get there?  This may be the salad to make you feel good, detox a bit but love every last minute of eating it while getting there!…

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  • Pad Thai

    February 19, 2013DishinandDishes

    This is an authentic recipe for making Pad Thai and comes complete with a printable recipe and also a printable for keeping by your wok giving exact directions of what to add when!

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  • Guesting on Tulsa Channel 8 KTUL

    February 15, 2013DishinandDishes

    On the second day of my Tulsa trip last week, I guested on Good Day Tulsa on KTUL Channel 8 with Laura Moss and Chef Matt Kelley. My daughter goes to college in Tulsa so she spent the night with me at my hotel and rode with me. We wound our way up this hill.…

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  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

    February 10, 2013DishinandDishes

    Today starts the beginning of Chinese New Year! When translated, Chinese New Year means Spring Festival and is the first day of the Chinese calendar and runs to the 15th day or the Lantern Festival, something I think would be beauty to behold with children carrying chinese lanterns winking out their lights in the darkness…

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  • Valentine Heart Brownies

    February 5, 2013DishinandDishes

    Valentine’s Day is almost here and I am always looking for a simple chocolate dessert recipe to serve Mr. Wonderful. Hearts made of brownies and strawberries say chocolate romance in a big way. Melt some butter and stir in some chocolate chips, add in eggs and some sugar and flour. Mix it all up and…

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  • The Cork and Tulsa TV Guesting

    February 5, 2013DishinandDishes

    I spent Monday and Tuesday in Tulsa on two TV segments on two morning news casts. Monday morning I was on Fox 23 Daybreak show. (See video below). I also spent some time with my daughter Kayla who goes to school in Tulsa.  We ate sushi and drank chai tea lattes.  We slept in some…

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  • How to Butterfly a Chicken Breast

    January 31, 2013DishinandDishes

    This is the second in a series I’m adding to my Blog – titled Tips & Tricks. Enter the chicken breast.  Boneless, skinless and … THICK. Cooking takes awhile, unless you’re going to make chicken paillards or cutlets which are thinly pounded chicken breasts.  The cooking time is greatly reduced when chicken is prepared this…

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  • Not Really Shepherd’s Pie

    January 30, 2013DishinandDishes

    Okay, I admit it.  I’m a sucker for anything with pie crust.  So a traditional shepherd’s pie recipe with a crust of mashed potatoes seems sometimes, well….just sad to me. I have no idea how I started making this pie.  I may have had something similar at a diner years ago and tried to replicate…

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