Category Archives: Daring Cooks

A Shocking Loss. Farewell, Sweet Lis.

I know I haven’t been around in a long, long time, and I do owe you all an explanation, but for now, there’s something more important I need to touch on.  I will be back..and definitely back soon with the … Continue reading

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Tourte Milanese – A Meal en Croute

Good to see you again, Ms. Tourte Milanese.  You’re looking as beautiful as ever! Remember when I told you about the computer crash of 2011 where I lost almost everything?  It was mainly tons of photos of some of the best … Continue reading

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My Daring Cooks Challenge – Deboning a Whole Chicken for Chicken Ballotine or Galantine

Before I say one word about this challenge, a warning.  Vegetarians and vegans (In my best Melissa McCarthy impersonation) LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! Make No Bones About It! They’re not dead – just boneless. Created by Gary Larson. So, I’m … Continue reading

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Maple Brined Ancho-Scallion Boneless Turkey Breast with Apple-Butter Pecan Stuffing

  Damn, I thought Thanksgiving was the 29th because Thanksgiving is usually the last Thursday in November.  Oh, boy, this is the trick of the trick or treat for real – the ultimate “Ha ha…you better get your ass in … Continue reading

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Potato Rosti with Bacon, Brie, Scallions and a Quick and Easy Brown Butter Pan Applesauce

Happy Valentines Day, err, Eve, everyone! I had this post scheduled to go up at 5pm last night.  Apparently I didn’t use GMT, so it’s now the 15th.  Well, it’s still Valentine’s Day on the West Coast! I hope you … Continue reading

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Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns) with Meaning – and ‘The Tale of a Painting’.

I’m in love with pork buns., especially the baked kind.  I’ve been known to go out of my way just to stop at Asian bakeries to pick up varieties of their soft lovely buns..and there’s always at least two pork … Continue reading

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