Smoked Salmon Rillettes | Culinary Cool

Smoked Salmon Rillettes

Growing up, salmon came from a can, and was always mixed with mayo and celery, and slathered on white bread.  The salmon sandwich was a regular occurrence and I loved it!  Who am I kidding, I still love it.  It’s far from classy, but it’s easy and delicious and it’s one of the only ways… 

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Sloppy Joes | Culinary Cool

Food From Movies: Sloppy Joes

I’ve been toying with the idea of a blog series called “Food From Movies”, where I create a recipe for a dish that was featured in, or inspired by, a movie I had seen.  It only seemed fitting for me to start with Sloppy Joes, because it was the first time I remember being influenced to… 

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Vegas 2014

2014 Highlights

Simply put, 2014 was amazing.  It was filled with new adventures, lots of travel (I visited both coasts this year), meeting so many amazing people and of course, lots of damn delicious food! My sister and I spent a weekend in February in the mountains and I did some skating on Lake Louise.  The boy… 

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Best of 2014 | Culinary Cool

Best of 2014

Happy New Year, friends!  2014 was a terrific year, and my lovely little blog grew by leaps and bounds.  Thanks for following along.  Here’s a recap on the top ten most popular recipes! Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies – Rich and dreamy brownies made with almond flour.   Baked Doughnuts –  No fancy doughnut pans required to… 

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Turducken | Culinary Cool

Turducken Festivus

Last weekend, we hosted a Turducken Festivus and invited our nearest and dearest friends.  Festivus for us is all about having a celebration with friends and family.  If any of you are Seinfeld fans, you’ll know all about it.   While there were no Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, or an aluminum pole, we had… 

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Chestnut Praline White Chocolate Brownies | Culinary Cool

Chestnut Praline White Chocolate Brownies + a Chipits Giveaway

Sometimes I feel like white chocolate gets overlooked, don’t you think?  This holiday season, white chocolate totally redeems itself in these fudgy Chestnut Praline White Chocolate Brownies.  Now that December is in full swing, I’ve found it totally acceptable to buy 5 lbs of butter at one time and just bake all weekend.  No one gives me… 

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Bourbon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies | Culinary Cool

Bourbon Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Everyone’s got their own Christmas traditions, especially when it comes to baking.  I recently taught a Holiday Baking cooking class, and I asked each person to tell me their favorite Christmas treat.  A lot of the classics were named; shortbread, butter tarts, and gingerbread.  One of my favorites is an oatmeal cookie with butterscotch chips…. 

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