At Home For The Holiday

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year everyone! This New Year’s Eve we opted to stay in, avoiding the crowds, the drunk drivers and the hassles that most often accompany the annual bacchanalia. In the spirit of avoiding the amateurs, we cajoled a small groups of equally crowd weary friends into joining us at home for the evening. When cooking […]

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Mom’s Meatloaf with Roasted Tomato Sauce

October 12, 2011
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Just between us folks, I have a slightly secret and not so tiny love for Campbell’s condensed soups. Ok, not their soup in general, but the condensed Mushroom Soup in particular. Every once in a while, despite the soups and stews I make from scratch, a bowl of condensed mushroom soup just hits the spot. Don’t […]

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Beef Short Rib Ravioli

September 21, 2011
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In honor of the coming months of cooler weather, changing leaves and thick sweaters here is a fabulous ravioli stuffed with tender, succulent braised short ribs (a great winter meal in its own right). These ravioli are labor intensive and time consuming, but a great dish to prepare for a large group of people when you […]

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Mmm (Bulgogi Bibim)Bop

August 16, 2011
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While Gourmand and I eat a diet heavy in fishy, ocean dwelling creatures they are, in fact, not all we eat. Because the recipes I post here seem to be disproportionately fish based, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to post something more meaty. Red meat may not be a staple […]

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Summer Spaghetti Bolognese

May 24, 2011
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Bolognese, that oh so popular Italian meet sauce, doesn’t have to be the heavy, rich topping we are all used to. A traditional Bolognese barely has any tomato, but as the days grow longer tomatoes grow better and there is a no more delicious way to mix up a fresh and delicious bolognese then with […]

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A Rare Cut: Sliders Four Ways

May 16, 2011

I don’t need to tell you that New Orleans is crazy for Burgers. The current trend has seen an advent of new upstarts and pop-ups and the resurgence of old favorites, slinging, grilling, boiling and broiling one of America’s favorite foods. While many may see the influx of new cuisine into the city as a […]

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A Rare Cut: Filet Mignon with Seared Foie Gras and Blueberry Sauce

May 2, 2011

Henry Albert loves meat. The New Orleanian’s college obsession with finding the perfect steak bloomed over the years into what is now the highest quality retailer of meat in the New Orleans area: Rare Cuts. With two locations, private tastings, at home seminars, and an expansion in the works, Henry is a busy man. Rare […]

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