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Pan-Seared Steak with Sake Sauce


No grill required. Pan-Seared Steak with Sake Sauce utilizes two of the most basic kitchen tools to create a special celebratory dinner at home – a taste of teppanyaki in your own kitchen, a little jewel.
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June 1, 2014
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Triple Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage


It’s almost time to get your Irish on! Count on Triple Whiskey Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage to start things off–a little gem of a family favorite.
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March 6, 2014

Family & Friends Cookbook


Thanks for your patience! Phew! That ‘coming soon’ banner was up for a very long time. Truth be told, 2013 was the year that just ‘was’ but–it’s 2014, a New Year and I am proud to say the lovely new website is live and first digital cookbook is on the shelves! The details on the book are here.

First, a quick background. For many years I worked as a personal chef and for even more years a commercial designer in firms specializing in retail store and graphic design. I began writing a series of little jewel cookbooks, then came a turn–both economic and in publishing–the answer? Roll up my sleeves and find a way do it myself.

So, I begin with a series of digital cookbooks, PDF format. A beautiful, practical book that can be used on a multitude of devices and platforms; with no internet connectivity issues. The books and recipes go with you to the market or on vacation; perfectly portable and forward thinking.

A labor of love, the books are written, photographed and designed by, well, yours truly. A book takes a team, and of course a great copy editor, plus a few others mentioned in the credits to make the project happen. Thank you everyone who supported the project and encouraged me!

I hope you enjoy my first little jewel, Bijouxs Family & Friends! Thank you to all who follow, read and purchase my first book! Here’s to a great 2014.

January 21, 2014

Welcome to our New Home!


I’m so pleased to invite you into our new, lovely home at! The Bijouxs Kitchen|Studio has been buzzing with activity the last few months putting together a beautiful, updated website to share our Little Jewel Collection of recipes. Come on in!

First, is our new Home page–images of everyday beauty to greet you, along with a new selection of our Seasonal Favorites from the Collection. Our Blog and Recipes pages continue to provide you news, plus our handy little pop-up recipe card, of course!

Next, two super exciting new features–our Cookbook and Shop! Yay, the first digital Cookbook, Family & Friends is now for sale online! (More about the new book in next post) Plus, a peek into our upcoming cookbooks. We have a set up a pretty little Shop to purchase and download the cookbook.

I’m really thrilled with the design of new site and I hope you all love it too! A huge thank you goes to the team at Hi Design! They have been with Bijouxs from the very start and continue to create beautiful designs, tailored to the vision and the Bijouxs brand-big hugs!

And a big thank you to all the Bijouxs readers for your kindness and support as I have worked for the past 3 years to bring the Little Jewels Recipe Collection forward. I hope you enjoy the new site and the new cookbook. Here’s to a wonderful 2014 and more everyday beauty from the Bijouxs Kitchen.

Photograph: Shannon Cottrell

January 19, 2014

New Year’s Eve Menu 2014


2014 is almost here! Join Bijouxs in ringing in the New Year with style + economy–a little gem menu for a sparkling New Years Eve celebration.
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December 29, 2013