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Mary’s Cherry Pie

“Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day: what you eat…Cooking therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.” John Irving wrote in The World According to Garp (1978) about using quality ingredients without shortcuts and offers cooking as a way to stay sane. Mary’s Cherry Pie- a little jewel, cooking to stay sane. Continue reading Mary’s Cherry Pie

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Plum Tart

THIS IS JUST TO SAY…Plum Tart is a taste treat recreated from my past, a humble childhood treat orginally fashioned from scraps of leftover pastry sprinkled with sugar, baked crisp and topped while still hot from the oven with a spoonful of homemade plum preserves. Close your eyes, take a bite of Plum Tart – a grown up version of little jewel from the kitchen. Continue reading Plum Tart

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Upside Down Caramel French Toast

Guess who’s coming to dinner and possibly breakfast? Whether it’s planned guests or those staying after a night of certain revelry, here’s a make-ahead breakfast/brunch showstopper – Upside Down Caramel French Toast – sweet! Continue reading Upside Down Caramel French Toast

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White Cheddar Grits with Ancho Chile Butter

Bijouxs is back taking holiday sides and this week how to add true grits to your holiday table – White Cheddar Grits with Ancho Chile Butter – a sublime and creamy side that takes the place of mashed potatoes and maybe best of all is a recipe that excels in a slow cooker – let’s get going and get some true grits. Continue reading White Cheddar Grits with Ancho Chile Butter

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Creamy Spinach with Pancetta

Bijouxs month of holiday sides continues with a classic side that takes a Bijouxs twist – Creamy Spinach with Pancetta – fresh spinach leaves take a cream bath along with ribbons of crisp pancetta and topped by a bubbly Parmesan crust. A rich little gem for the holidays table. Continue reading Creamy Spinach with Pancetta