Monthly Archives: January 2013

PIZZA MARGHERITA

MY FAVORITE PIZZA I love this pizza so much I decided to learn a little more about it. Italian chef Raffaelle Esposito first made this pizza in 1889 when Queen Margherita visited Naples.  Using Tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese and basil he was able to imitate the colors of the Italian flag. The Queen liked it so much […]

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GRAHAM CRACKER COOKIES

Graham Cracker Cookies loaded with your favorite candy chips, bits and nuts Make a delicious cookie dough and customize your cookie to your taste. GRAHAM CRACKER COOKIES 3/4 cup butter, softened (do not use cold butter) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups […]

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AWARD WINNING BROWNIES

GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 AWARD WINNING BROWNIES I entered the Ghirardelli chocolate Championship in Los Angeles County.  I had never done anything like this before and I was pretty scared.  I went by myself.  My husband and I were dating at the time and he lived in the Bay area.  He stayed on the cell phone with […]

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CITRUS SHORTBREAD

Shortbread originated in Scotland.  The old meaning of the word short is crumbly, which describes the texture of shortbread. Shortbread is traditionally formed into 3 shapes; point, round and oblong slab. It’s very easy to make and the citrus gives a classic recipe a twist. CITRUS SHORTBREAD 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon […]

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COCONUT DIP

This is a wonderful light dip for fruit or use it in a parfait. COCONUT DIP 1-1/2 cups low-fat vanilla bean yogurt 2 tablespoons flaked coconut 2 tablespoons orange marmalade DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients in a small bowl.  Serve with fruit. Use in a parfait.  I layered huckleberries, strawberries and granola.  Drizzled caramel on top.

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