Christine

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Curry, Nan, Kebabs & More – The All About Indian Cuisine Post!

Indian cuisine is a fascinating regional food culture to say the least. With influences coming from the ancient spice route, colonial Britain and Hindu beliefs, the subcontinent of India produces some of the most flavorful dishes of all global cuisines. Humans have occupied the region known as modern day India for over 5,000 years. Because …

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Fabulous French Cuisine & How it Has Shaped the Culinary World

French cuisine, one of the world’s most exquisite and detailed styles of cooking, has a long history of culinary innovation and regional pride. The formal system of French cuisine can be traced to the sixteenth century, when Catherina de Medici married into the French royal family. The Italian princess brought her cooking staff to Paris, …

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Recipe: Triple Berry Mousse Tart

Triple Berry Mousse Tart Ingredients 1 2/3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/3 cup quick rolled oats 5 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons boiling water 1 envelope unflavored gelatin …

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More Gnocchi Please! Italian Food, Facts & Fun

With roots dating back to the Roman Empire, it is no wonder why Italian cuisine is highly desirable around the world. Today, Italian influenced restaurants are commonplace in cities such as New York, Moscow and Beijing. The foundation of Italian cuisine dates back to the fourth century B.C., where ancient Greek, Arabic, Byzantine and Etruscan …

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A Christmas To Remember In Leavenworth, Washington

Last week my family and I visited Leavenworth, Washington for their annual Christmas lighting festival and truly had the best time of our lives.  Leavenworth is an over-the-top charming Bavarian-styled village nestled in the Cascade Mountains.  The Cascade mountains are located in in central Washington State and about a 4 and 1/2 hour drive from …

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Cooking with Coraline: Easy Chicken and Brie Crostini

This week I was looking for a light and quick bite that would be easy to pull together after a long workday.  Coraline was happy to be my “#1 helper” and help put dinner together.  We picked up just a few items from the store and whipped up these super yummy crostini in virtually no …

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Cooking with Coraline: Double Chocolate Chip Raspberry Bundt Cake

Last weekend Coraline and I went berry picking again with my sweet friend and her adorable 6 month old baby, Ronin. It was a lot of fun and in the end we ended up with a couple pints of delicious raspberries.  After thinking for awhile I thought a dark chocolate chocolate chip Bundt cake with …

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Cooking with Coraline: Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

Sundays at my house are made for cooking and relaxing.  Typically, Coraline and I will spend the day in the kitchen making a meal that will provide lots of leftovers to get through the first couple days of the week.  As she is only three years old, at this time her favorite thing to do …

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Easy & Fun Candyland Christmas Craft Ideas!

This year I decided to be a little bit “crafty” and tackle making a wreath.  I have to preface this by saying I have very few creative bones in my body and usually find any sort of crafting or Pinterest-type projects to be overwhelming.  However, this year was a little different.  My coworkers and I decided to …

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Cooking with Coraline: Chicken Pozole Verde

Since we’re heading into August soon, our garden has been blooming with veggie delights.  Yesterday, my husband and Coraline went out back to our raised bed and picked some delicious green tomatoes as well as some serrano peppers.  The beautiful green bounty, coupled with the fact I had a bowl of tomatillos in the kitchen, …

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