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Oven Roasted Orange Basted Duck

The secret to successfully baking a delicious duck is baking the fat out of it so you have a flavorful crispy skin and delicious meat. Duck isn’t one of those meals I would normally make but when we went to Jungle Jims in Cincinnati, Ohio I bought one. This is probably only the third duck I have ever cooked because […]

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Cafe Du Monde Box Beignet Mix

Anyone that visits New Orleans should stop at the Cafe Du Monde at the French Market and try their famous Beignets. My husband and I vacationed there quite a few years ago.   Before we left, I made it a point to purchase 3 boxes of their box Beignet Mix. I took them home, put them in a cupboard and […]

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Easy Chicken Cheddar Sandwich Melt

A seasoned chicken breast in between two thick sliced, buttered and grilled pieces of bread, melted cheddar cheese, honey mustard (or your favorite) slathered inside with apple slices and lettuce or other shredded vegetable. I made this in a cooking class and it tasted amazing!   Ingredients   In a small bowl or container toss the vegetable, apple, thyme, salt, […]

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Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

What a delicious combination with broccoli, onion, apples, cranberries, sunflower seeds and did I mention there is an entire 1/2 pound of bacon!!! All that goodness tossed with a homemade sweet and sour dressing made this a wonderful salad. This was another recipe from a class that I attended.   Ingredients   In a large bowl add the broccoli.   […]

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Mongolian Beef With Ramen Noodles

Mongolian Beef With Noodles is made with steak, carrots, broccoli, garlic and Ramen Noodles tossed in a delicious sauce and topped off with toasted sesame seeds. This is a quick and easy meal that I absolutely loved!   Another cooking class recipe by Chef Christal Jakopak. Like the other class food pictures, not the best quality pictures but the class […]

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Cajun Butter Pasta

A delicious Cajun Butter Pasta that is made with fettuccini, asparagus, garlic, parmesan cheese, white wine and cherry tomatoes tossed with just enough Cajun seasoned cream sauce. You can substitute chicken broth for the wine and any other vegetable for the asparagus if you want. Feel free to increase the Cajun seasoning if you like it spicy. This recipe is […]

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Beef Tamale Pie

Beef Tamale Pie has a corn muffin bottom, topped with red enchilada sauce, ground beef with onions and green peppers then all that covered with cheese. This is another cooking class recipe so pictures were taken quickly. This was made in an aluminum pan so we could take it home. I don’t care for green peppers so this was given […]

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Apple Fritter Bread

Apple Fritter Bread is filled with chopped apples, a cinnamon sugar mixture with nuts (optional), a wonderful tasting loaf and topped with glaze. It tasted amazing!!!!! This recipe was made at a cooking class that I attended. Other than the picture above, all pictures were taken at the class making it hard to get decent pictures as we moved along […]

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Frog Legs

Frog Legs that are marinated, lightly breaded, fried to a golden brown and drizzled with a delicious sauce. Do they taste like chicken as you have always heard? To me they don’t. My opinion is the little calf muscle is a very mild taste and the upper thigh reminds me of a mild fish taste. It wasn’t fishy tasting but […]

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