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My Favorite Fourth of July Recipes
The temperatures are soaring and it is sizzling hot. I’m sharing my favorite Fourth of July recipes. What do you
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“L’apero,” Aperitifs, an Old New Cocktail Experience
Happy hour in France and in other countries in Europe is a tradition that is a time honored ritual. Affectionately
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Spice up your Life: My Essential Herbs and Spices
If you clean out and reorganize your spice rack as intermittently as I do, it can be like taking a
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Latest Recipes


Peanut Sauce with Cold Rice Noodles

A good sweet, tart and spicy peanut sauce should be part of every cook's repertoire. Peanut sauces are used by...

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Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are served in many areas throughout Asia. They are sweet with the flavor of fresh shrimp and best...

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Blackberry Jam Cake

Jams add moisture and intense fruit flavor to cakes and tarts like this blackberry jam cake. This loaf cake is...

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Welcome to My Kitchen!

I love anything associated with food and creating beautiful, eye appealing and tasty meals. I love to use my antique damask linens, heirloom silver, family china, odd wine glasses and pieces from my pottery collection. “Sur le Plat” represents the entire planning process from menu details, going to the market or the grocery, ironing the linens, setting the table, cutting fresh flowers or greenery from the garden, and preparing the fresh ingredients for a meal. It’s about creating an ambience and a story to share with family and friends as we celebrate food together.

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