Buffalo Chicken Tacos with a Bleu Cheese Slaw – Around the Kitchen Table

bleu cheese slaw

One of my favorite meals growing up was tacos,  not only did tacos remind me of  Texas but they were a lot of fun to eat  and I have to admit  they still are fun to eat!   Over the years the lowly taco has gone through many culinary changes with the hard shell crunch taco giving way to the soft flour tortilla version that you find on most … [Read more...]

How to make Clams and Spaghetti – Around the Kitchen Table

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One of the easiest Restaurant Style Meals you'll ever make is Clams with Spaghetti! Clams and Spaghetti are one of traditional Italian dishes that you'll find served in the finest Italian restaurant around the world.    And of course the price will reflect its popularity.   What these restaurants don't want you to know is just how easy they are … [Read more...]

Italian Baccala with Chef Mireille’s Global Creations

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I'm looking at the calendar wondering where this year went.   We have 7 weeks left of lunches at the Mount this year, then its a few weeks of closing up the place and I'm off for the summer.  While I am happy that the end is sight, its also a little unnerving at how fast time seems to be slipping by....sigh.  But I guess that's just life But … [Read more...]

Chicken Scarpariello aka “Shoemakers Chicken”

chicken with sweet sausage and roasted potatoes in a lemon rosemary sauce

Years ago I spent a few months working in an old Italian restaurant as I waited for the plans to be approved for a new restaurant I would be opening.    I needed to keep working and this job just happened to be available.  It didn't pay very well, but as far as anyone knew I was just an experienced line cook , I had never let on exactly how … [Read more...]

Kachchi Biryani by With A Spin

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I really do love this time of year,  shaking off the cold dreary days of winter as spring finally begins to unfold.  Flowers are blooming everywhere and though that also signals the onset of my allergies,  I still love seeing all the beautiful spring flowers.  While I certainly won't miss winter when we do move to Florida, I know I will miss the … [Read more...]

Palak Paneer with Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Palak Paneer

One of the best things about Google+ was being able to reconnect with all my friends from Foodbuzz (RIP), and making many more new friends along the way!   For those of you that don't know, I started a Food Bloggers Community on Google+ back in December when communities were first made available to their chosen plussers.   Luckily I was one of … [Read more...]