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12/08 Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning Tuesday Dec. 8th at 11:00 $30.00 per person at Salted Rim Design Call 252-586-2437 for reservations

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  • Spinach Artichoke Grouper
    Spinach Artichoke Grouper Our dinner tonight. My husband Steve is always looking for new food ideas for me to cook. ¬†I get tired of it and sometimes I am just rude. Then along comes that really great meal and I think it is not so bad. Tonight he was reading Tide Magazine and handed me […]
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  • Prepping ūüźü
    Fish gets a bad rep. ¬†If you prepare fish correctly it has a very nice clean taste. ¬†So lets learn how to prep fish, and make it one of our go to meals. ¬†Instead of "oh no not fish". ¬†If you like fish and do not mind the fishy taste, this may be not necessary […]
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  • The Pot with Everything in it
    When I was growing up my mom cooked "the pot with everything in it". ¬†After we grew up we joked about this pot. ¬†My mom never thought the jokes were very funny. ¬†It was her job to feed 9 growing kids and a husband, on the money they had. ¬†This was serious work and no […]
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  • 11/1 and 11/3 Breakfast for the Holidays
    Simple, easy, and fast breakfast ideas to help make the holidays easier. Eggs, Bacon, potatoes, and Cheese in a nice package. French Toast muffins Sausage rolls and more Time:  Tuesday November 1st at 11:00 Thursday November 3rd at 6:30 Place: Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 or email peggy@saltedrimdesigns.com $30.00 per person
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  • 10/4 Pizza Party Night
    Have a great pizza party. It's fun food made easy. Learn a about several different crusts. Help create the toppings and enjoy the bounty if you like. I have a quick crust that is ready in 30 minutes. Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 am and again at 6:30 pm Call Salted Rim Designs for a […]
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  • Chicken Burgers
    I have not written a blog in awhile because I was not sure if anyone was reading them. I am happy to say I had lots of people asking me why I was not writing my blog. So I enjoy bringing you some new recipes from my kitchen. Recently I had a Slider Class. Sliders […]
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  • The Hen and The Hog, A Exceptional Evening
    Living in a small town off Hwy. 95, there is no shortage of fast food or chain restaurants. ¬†I am not a food snob; I like fast food, chain food, healthy food, comfort foods, gourmet foods, and anything else you can think of. ¬†It does not have to cost a lot to be good just […]
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  • “Secreto” Pork Skirt Steak
    My oldest, Lindsay, lives in Richmond, Va. ¬†Richmond is a foodie paradise. Whenever we go visit, food shopping is on my list of must dos. ¬†Not far from her house is a butcher shop, if they do not have it they will get it. ¬†I have ordered Domestic Venison, elk, buffalo, and boar. ¬†They sell […]
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  • Raleigh’s Farmers Market
    A couple weekends ago Steve planned a day in Raleigh for us. ¬†First the Farmers Market, then the Home Show, finishing up with Dinner at Pool's Diner. ¬†We got a added bonus, Hopscotch, a street festival was taking place near the Home show. It was a long day with tired feet, full bellies, and satisfaction […]
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  • The Perfect Pork Chop
    Pork is one of my favorite meats. It has a savory saltiness that just satisfies. ¬†My class this week was "The Perfect Pork Chop". ¬†The best in my opinion is, a 1 inch center cut bone in pork chop. The loin cut is not as tender. The boneless is definitely much dryer. The bone helps […]
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  • 12/08 Christmas Morning
    Christmas Morning Tuesday Dec. 8th at 11:00 $30.00 per person at Salted Rim Design Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
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  • 11/05 Holiday Entertaining
    Holiday Entertaining Thursday Nov. 5th at 6:30 $35.00 per person At Salted Rim Designs Call 252-586-2437 for reservations
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  • New York, This Years Annual Birthday Trip
    Every year Steve and I take a birthday trip with our friends Pam and Charlie. ¬†Our birthdays are Jan (Pam), Feb (Charlie), March (Steve), and April (Me). Our ages rank in the same order. ¬†I am the baby of the group and I so love to say that. ¬†Last year Charlie and Pam picked and […]
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  • Having a Pizza Party
    Having a pizza party. ¬†You could call a pizza delivery, or you could do it yourself. ¬†My pizza parties are a little more involved. ¬†I start by making the crust. ¬†This can be done that day or weeks before. ¬†A very basic thin crust is my favorite. Thin Crispy Pizza Crust Yield: 3-12 inch pizzas […]
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  • Cooking For The Girls
    Cheers!!! I had a group of really fun girls, (Steve says we are not girls anymore but women), ask me to cook for a birthday celebration. ¬†These GIRLS have managed to stay in touch and have maintained their friendship, even though they all live in different areas. ¬†As we move on with our lives it […]
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  • Tequila Pork (The healthy series)
    If you have read my blogs you know I really like pork. ¬†It is truly the other white meat, just better. ¬†I like the flavor, saltiness, and texture of pork. ¬†Like steak and chicken, the tenderloin is the choice cut. ¬†It is very important to prepare your meat before cooking. ¬†Remove all the silver skin […]
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  • Broccoli with a Twist (The healthy series)
    Broccoli is something I do not cook much. ¬†Steve got tired years ago and turns his nose up every time I mention cooking it. ¬†Well I played with several Broccoli recipes and came up with a winner. ¬†Steve really liked it and so did my class. ¬†I used an old Italian mix to pump up […]
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  • Chicken in a Creamy Mustard Sauce (Tasty and Healthy Food)
    In my healthy cooking class yesterday we created 2 very tasty meals. ¬†This chicken was the favorite of the group. ¬†I will be posting the rest of the foods in future blogs. Finding healthy foods that are satisfying and taste good are hard to find. ¬†I feel you do not need to leave out all […]
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  • First Dinner on “THE DIET”
    There are so many diets out today. ¬†It is hard to define what is diet food, low card, low fat, keeping calories to a certain number. ¬†My diet is eating well but smart. ¬†I feel that when you cook diet it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. ¬†So what I try to do is eat very tasty […]
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  • Pork Tenderloin a Healthy Choice.
    Pork one of my favorite meats, with the tenderloin as my top choice. ¬†The tenderloin is as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast. It only has 2.5 grams of fat per 4 ounce serving and 120 calories. ¬†So easy to give a big flavor without adding more fat. ¬†It usually comes in packages of […]
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  • Poulet Nicoise: A Good Cold Winter Meal
    My Class this week was One Pot Meals. ¬†I like to present my classes with new and tasty meals. ¬†Deciding to use of my favorite pastas; Broccolini and Orecchiette Pasta Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie and pulling up a oldie but goodie; Poulet Nicoise. Nicoise usually means "as prepared in Nice". ¬†Things cooked with tomatoes, […]
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  • Stuffed Pumpkin with Cheesy Goodness
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Stuffed Pumpkin with Cheesy Goodness ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†My husband, Steve likes to find things for me to cook.¬† New recipes to try, tackle new frontiers of food.¬† It get exhausting sometimes.¬† The amount of food you find on the internet is amazing.¬† So many bad recipes and very few […]
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  • Sonoma and Wine Country
    Every Year we do a birthday trip with friends. ¬†Over the years we decided not to buy each other gifts. ¬†Instead we spend time together. ¬†Most of the time we take a long weekend, and we take turns picking the destination. ¬†This year it was Charlie"s turn and he wanted to do something special. ¬†It […]
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  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs, YUM
    My class on BBQ Baby Back Ribs was fun. ¬†Not hurried or rushed because it is something you can do at your own time and leisure. ¬†Then when it's time for your guest or family to eat you are a Rock Star. ¬†The mess was done ages ago and so very little clean up. ¬†You […]
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  • Braised Elk or Brisket
    I was checking out a shop called Main Street Produce. ¬†This is a little market in Littleton, NC, just 6 miles from my house. ¬†I had heard really good things about it but it is in a direction from my house that I very rarely go. ¬†I was pleasantly surprised they had gourmet products, venison, […]
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  • Fish in Parchment a Healthy Meal
    Everyone is looking for healthier ways to cook. ¬†The trick is to put flavor in your food without more fat. ¬†There are so many diets. ¬†It is hard to say what diet is really healthy. ¬†I think healthy is being smart about what you eat and how much you eat. ¬†Olive oil is a "good […]
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  • Fondue, A blast From Our Past
    Trying to come up with new ideas for my classes. ¬†I stumble on lots of "stuff". ¬†Some is "good stuff", some is "just stuff" and then every now an then you hit a "wow stuff". ¬†I was reading about how fondue is coming back into fashion. ¬†A light bulb went off," WOW" this would be […]
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  • Bay Scallops with Sweet Potato Puree
    Before Christmas Steve and I went to New York. ¬†I wrote about a wonderful Italian Steakhouse, Costata. ¬†At Costata's I ordered a appetizer with Nantucket Bay Scallops, very tasty. ¬†It is rare to see bay scallops on the menu. ¬†I had forgotten how sweet and tender they can be. ¬†When fresh and cooked correctly bay […]
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  • Super Bowl Food
    Super bowl food is big food, fatty food, and usually spicy. ¬†It is manly food. ¬†Every year the super bowls comes around and we look for that new item to knock their socks off. ¬†This year I decided on Pigs in a blanket. ¬†Not the tiny little smokies but the 3 1/2 by 1 inch […]
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  • My Job at the Atlanta Market
    My part in going to the Atlanta Market is to pick food and kitchen things we cannot live without. ¬†Today I am going to talk about food. ¬†There is lots of food, bottled pretty, that does not taste good. ¬†It is my job to find that NEW trend setting item before you find it somewhere […]
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  • 1/29 Pasta Class
    ¬† Wednesday,¬†January¬†29th 10 a.m. ¬† Get an one on one¬†experience¬†in the kitchen with Chef Yvonne while she explains and demonstrates the in's and out's to cooking and creating¬† tasty¬†pasta dishes.¬† ¬† This is a hands on class,¬† which will be limited to six participants. Cost of the class is $50 per person. Click Here to […]
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  • Fruitcake Cookies
    I am a lover of fruit cake, store bought or home made. ¬†I know the joke God only made one fruit cake it just gets passed around. ¬†This is so stupid. ¬†Claxton Fruit Cakes sells and sells and sells every season. So somebody loves them. ¬†Years ago I went to a Christmas party and they […]
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  • Costata an Italian Steakhouse
    Just recently Steve and I took a long weekend in New York. ¬†Before leaving we both pulled up reviews and web pages of way to many restaurants. ¬†We wanted a steakhouse but one with more. ¬†In my web searches I came across Costata. ¬†I loved the menu. ¬†It had ¬†dry aged steaks but much more. […]
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  • Sweet Potato Soup For The Holidays
    I have been so rushed lately and have not taken the time to write. ¬†Now I am not complaining because being busy is a good complaint. ¬†With all the holiday activity, birthdays, cooking classes, and private parties life has not been dull. ¬†One of my latest classes was, different sides for the holidays. ¬†There are […]
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  • The Fearrington House a Romantic Anniversary
    Last week was my 32 year anniversary and my very romantic husband planned a perfect weekend. ¬†We started out by going to the Chapel Hill - Miami Football game on thursday night. ¬†We tailgated on a picnic that the Fearrington House prepared and a bottle of champagne. ¬†The Tar Heels were winning until the last […]
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  • Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
    I just had the pleasure of spending 13 days in Italy. ¬†We traveled first to the lake district. ¬†On our first night we were treated to a Campari Spritzer. ¬†This is a very beautiful drink but has a bitter taste. ¬†A taste I never could cultivate while going to school. Most of my classmates still […]
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  • Easy Holiday Tart
    I had a cooking class tuesday on soup. salad and sandwich. ¬†No dessert in the title, ¬†but I always feel the need to end the class with something sweet. ¬†I am not a big dessert person, cooking or eating. ¬†So here I go again racking my brain for an easy, fast, tasty treat. ¬†I decided […]
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  • Lime and Garlic Chicken
    Chicken is not always the easiest thing to cook. ¬†I have many people ask me how to cook chicken. ¬†This seems weird because Americans eat and cook more chicken than any other meat. ¬†It's tasty, lower in fat and calories, and one of the more inexpensive proteins. ¬†So I plan to come up with a […]
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  • Organizing Your Kitchen
    Lets organized your kitchen¬†together: 1) ¬†Pull everything out and decide what you use weekly, monthly, or once a year. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† […]
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  • My New Dining Look… WOW
    My house is 20 years new.¬†Recently we started updating things in the house. ¬†It started with windows, ¬†then new wood around the ¬†windows, of course the outside needed to be painted. ¬†Then moving inside some of the woodwork did not work with the old molding and that meant all the woodwork needed to be painted. […]
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  • Wrap Sandwiches a Safe Tailgate Choice
    It is tailgating time again. ¬†This pastime takes on so many different styles. ¬†I have seen people set up tables with Fine china and beautiful glassware. ¬†Then you have the grill people. ¬†These grills are as nice or nicer than some peoples kitchens. ¬† What about the person who wants to have fun, eat something […]
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  • Chicken Caesar Burgers
    I have always been disappointed in a chicken or turkey burger. ¬†Then I tried the turkey burger at Ruby Tuesdays. ¬†Wow, it was great but, not low fat or low cal. ¬†A turkey or chicken burger should be healthy. ¬†I have tried making several but always feel they fell short. ¬†My last trial started with […]
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  • Honey Glazed Shrimp with a Pineapple Sauce
    It gets hard sometimes deciding on a class. ¬†What do people want? ¬†Well I have a couple ladies that requested an appetizer class. ¬†I have done a couples of these but they were out of town. ¬†First idea was a quick and easy bruschetta. ¬†I had to include the summers best fruit. ¬†The dressing was […]
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  • Grilled Veggies with a Mustard Lemon Vinaigrette
    This month has been very busy with classes: the steakhouse dinner, Fish Taco, stir frying, a private appetizer class, and grilling. ¬†The grilling class was filled with birthday people. ¬†I guess nothing says Happy Birthday like good food. ¬†What I wanted to achieve with this class was how to grill an entire meal. ¬†First we […]
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  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom Fajita
    My class was on fish tacos, steak and chicken fajitas with all the trimmings. ¬†While shopping for the class, I picked up a couple a the largest portobellos I have ever seen. ¬†Adding them to the cart got me a "LOOK" from Steve that said, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING". ¬†I told him we have a […]
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  • Arrabbiata Sauce, Volka Sauce, and 2 White Sauces
    I have some really great ladies who take my classes on a regular basic. ¬†They are loyal, fun, and I worry I will not be able to keep them excited. ¬†I am always trying to come up with new ideas. ¬†So when one of them ask for a specific class, I jump on it. ¬†Harriet […]
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  • Almond Brown Butter Broth
    I was invited to go to NY with a friend. ¬†I did not have to plan anything, I was just along for the fun. ¬†I was told which flight to book and the hotel was booked for me. ¬†The 3 of us left on thursday night and arrived at our Hotel at 11:00pm. ¬†The Gramercy […]
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  • Crepes…Have a Crepe Day
    The idea for a crepe class started at the Atlanta Market. ¬†There was a crepe class scheduled and the people there were excited about the class. ¬†I really never thought about crepes that much. ¬†So I pulled up recipes and got started. ¬†The first thing I noticed was how much fun I was having. ¬†They […]
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  • Irish Scones Soft, Tasty, and Easy
    ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†My feelings on scones changed when Steve and I went to Australian. ¬†My oldest daughter, Lindsay, was there for a semester exchange. ¬†We went to visit and bring her home. ¬†Lindsay wanted us to try and do many things. ¬†Some were really good and some not so good, Vegemite really really bad. […]
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  • Shrimp and Grits, My Take on this Low Country Meal Shrimp and Grits, My Take on this Low Country Meal
    ¬† ¬† ¬† I was asked to do a shrimp and grits class by a friend of mine. ¬† She wanted to be able to make great shrimp and grits. ¬† ¬†The question I need to answer is: ¬†what is great shrimp and grits? ¬† I order Shrimp and Grits in restaurants and they range […]
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  • Lyonnaise Potatoes a Steak House Classic Lyonnaise Potatoes a Steak House Classic
    Lyonnaise potatoes are always offered at great steak houses. My husband Steve gets excited about ordering the perfect steak dinner. ¬†This dinner always includes a Caesar or a Wedge Salad, Lyonnaise Potatoes, Spinach (if I insist but he always enjoys it), ¬†Bread, and of course the perfectly cooked Steak. ¬†He likes to order one dessert […]
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  • Green Thumbs for Lunch Green Thumbs for Lunch
    ¬†This month has been busy and fun. ¬†I had different groups from the Lake Gaston Ladies Club. ¬†The first was the Gourmet Club and Take Away Food. ¬†The second group is called the Green Thumbs and wanted a class on herbs and spices. ¬†I prepared a lunch of Tomato Peanut Soup, Roasted Beet and Pecan […]
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  • Take away foods
    I had the pleasure on Thursday the 7Th of February to feed the Lake Gaston Gourmet Club. ¬†The idea for the class was" Take It To The Boat". ¬†I was not looking forward to this class. ¬†There are so many things you cannot use if transporting. ¬†You need to keep it simple and safe. ¬†Things […]
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  • Just love Mexican Food
    My friend Peggy Is a CABI consultant. ¬†If you do not know what CABI is, it is great cloths for women who are young at heart. ¬†She comes to your house and you get to try on and see others in the cloths. ¬†I really like the cloths and anytime I wear them get lots […]
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  • Fun With Pizza
    ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬†Making pizza is scary!!!!¬† There was a time when I thought that was true. ¬†I had friends who made pizza on the grill and loved the process. ¬† I found some dough in the store and thought I would give it a try. ¬†The pizza was ok but nothing special. ¬†If you […]
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  • Healthy Food Can Taste Good
      The first of January every year I start thinking about putting on a bathing suit. ¬†Usually I have months before ¬†this happens. ¬†This year is different I am going on vacation in 3 weeks and plan to live in my suit for a week. ¬†It is not a pretty picture! ¬†All the healthy food […]
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  • Best Ever Apple Pie
    I was looking for a really good apple pie recipe a few years back and found this one. ¬†I am not sure where I found it but it is very different from most apple pies. ¬†I like that it is not so sweet and the way the pie is done makes the crust taste great. […]
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  • Soups The Perfect Day
    I had a really nice class on Tuesday. ¬†The weather was 45 and rainy, making everyone in class happy to be making soup. ¬†I planned on three soups a hearty, broth base, and a cream soup. ¬†We started with a sausage and chicken gumbo over a cajun rice. ¬†Some of the ladies were not sure […]
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  • Pizza Cheese Ball
      Ingredients: 2 8¬†ounces¬†Cream Cheese1 8¬†ounce¬†Pesto1¬†cup¬†Minced Soft Sundried Tomatoes Add Olive Oil8¬†ounces¬†Pkg Provolone Cheese1¬†cup¬†Chopped Pistachios   Directions:¬†¬†Let Cream cheese, and provolone cheese soften. Line 2 small bowls with plastic wrap. Put provolone cheese slices around outside and bottom, save two slices for top. Chop pistachios and add to cream cheese. Put a layer of cream […]
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  • Tuna Stack
    The Tuna Stack Ingredients:   number of people¬†Wonton Wrappers,¬†fried or baked1¬†bag¬†Slaw Mix¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†Mayo And Wasabi Mayo1¬†Tbsp¬†White Vinegar1¬†Tbsp¬†Sugar2¬†Tbsp¬†Yellow MustardSalt And Freshly Ground PepperTunaSesame SeedsSalt And Fresh Ground PeperThai Sweet Chili Sauce Directions:¬†¬†1)¬† Fry wonton wrappers in ¬Ĺ inch of veg. oil or another high heat oil of choice.¬† ¬† ¬† Bake on cookie sheet sprayed with oil […]
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  • Cooking with Asian Flair at MSLL
    We had a fantastic at MSLL today cooking asian! Thanks to all for coming out - Amazing what some ginger, soy and spice can do to everyday dishes for an amazing Eastern influence. Looking forward to seeing you at our next event!
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