Monthly Archive: April 2015

Clone of Bucca di Beppo’s Rigatoni with Chicken and Peas

Bucca de Beppo's famous pasta

  SPICY CHICKEN RIGATONI PASTA WITH PEAS A famous restaurant recipe knockoff! I used penne in my recipe. 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or more Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon garlic 8-10 oz. chicken breast, sliced fairly thin and then cut in nice sized pieces 1 cup …

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Edible flowers

Edible Flowers

Here’s the latest information on edible flowers. I just found out Dahlia flowers and their tubers/roots are edible too!  And Zinnia petals also! I’ll be testing those out and will let you know how I like them. Someone also asked for a recipe for flower ice cubes. It’s here, too. FYI I’m a contributor to …

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Crystalized/candied violets & edible flowers & leaves

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Crystallized/candied edible flowers and leaves I love this time of year. It brings out my simple creative side, and that means making crystallized flowers and leaves. All parts must be coated both with egg white and granulated sugar so that they preserve well. If you’re concerned about using raw egg white, buy pasteurized eggs. These …

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Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Great grilled cheese? It start with the bread and goes from there.  A couple of requests have come in for this. Here’s everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Grilled Cheese Sandwich Primer 101: For starters, with all the recipes I’m sharing, here’s what’s important: The bread. Must be high quality bread, …

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Invasive herbs

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There are a few really invasive herbs in my herb garden. Every year I have to root them out, literally. Here’s what they are:                                                 Hops – even creeping out between the stones. I make lavender/hops pillows with                                          the hops and lavender  flowers for sleeping.

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Marie’s chicken cordon bleu casserole

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole People ask me all the time where I get my recipes. “Do you develop them yourself?”  “Whose recipes do you use from the food network and do you have any favorites?”  “Do you find many good ones from magazines and cookbooks? ” “What about recipes that readers send. Do you test …

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