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My husband and I had a cafe for 10 years. I'll be sharing my casual gourmet style recipes with you. I will also be trying out recipes from my extensive cookbook collection and sharing these as well.

Owner: obsessedwithcookbooks

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  • Walter's Salad
    on Feb 22, 2010
    This salad is named after my husband who twenty one years ago asked me to make a salad with a spicy peanut dressing. Little did I know then that I was creating a Thai type of dressing. This was back in 1989. There were no Thai cookbooks available. I...
  • Panko Chicken
    on Feb 16, 2010
     Panko Chicken with Spicy Orange SauceI am so hooked on this chicken. It is so light and crispy. And you can serve it so many ways. My current obsession is Panko chicken with a spicy orange sauce served over Basmati rice with sweet and spicy pec...
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
    on Feb 2, 2010
    Swiss meringue buttercream is the perfect frosting when you want a satiny smooth frosting that isn't over sweet. There is enough chocolate in the cupcake to really make your taste buds happy.The two together make for a super yummy cupcake. I'm making...
  • Master Muffin Recipe
    on Jan 22, 2010
    I love that this recipe makes exactly 12 muffins. And that you can add just about anything you want to them. I hate having to search for a specific type of muffin recipe.This recipe lets you create whatever tickles your fancy. Plus you can make the b...
  • Kicharee
    on Jan 2, 2010
    This is my version of the Indian soup called Kicheree. Two years ago I ate nothing but this soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a month. The funny thing is I never got tired of having it. I didn't crave anything. I felt great. I was seeing a Ayu...
  • Quiche
    on Jan 1, 2010
    This is the quiche recipe I always use. It's so good. It comes out perfect every time.  I love quiche…all kinds…even those little mini quiche appetizers. QuicheYou will need a 10" quiche pan Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Place rack in the cent...
  • Caramel Popcorn with Pecans
    on Dec 25, 2009
    It's Christmas Eve and Walter and I are making caramel popcorn with pecans while watching It's a Wonderful Life. We decided to stay home this year and not go anywhere. I always have to be making something so this sounded like fun. We're going to take...
  • Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    on Dec 20, 2009
    Carrot cake. Yummy.  I lost my original recipe. My Uncle Norm used to serve carrot cake at his sandwich shop near the courthouse. I have adapted his recipe. I baked a lot of carrot cakes when I had the cafe.Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting...
  • Christmas Cut Out Cookies
    on Dec 17, 2009
    It doesn't seem like Christmas to me unless I make sugar cut out cookies. I love to collect cookie cutters. Some are whimsical, like my dancing elf, some are fun like the leaping reindeer and some are pretty like the many snowflake cutters that I hav...
  • Suzanne's Sour Cream Coffee Cake
    on Dec 6, 2009
    This is one of my most requested recipes. It's yummy for breakfast or for a dessert when you don't want cake with frosting. Since this recipe makes a big coffee cake you'll have plenty to share.Sometimes I use a rectangular pan to make this coffee ca...
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