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A Garlic Lover’s Dream, Homemade Garlic Butter

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 13, 2012

Believe it or not, garlic is not only used in savory dishes but in sweet recipes as well, such as ice cream and cakes and candies. Garlic is very versatile, and so much fun experimenting with, if you like garlic.

“I dream of garlic day and night,

I drool for garlic near to die,

Would I to find a living, breathing Garlic Rose,

In a heartbeat I’d up and marry,

Nay not for money but for love of the Stinky Rose!”

A poem by V. Kahler-Anderson

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

You can easily half the recipe... (more)

Tags: garlic butter, garlic recipe

Cheese and Shrimp Soufflé for Two

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 12, 2012

And putting together a soufflé is like building a puzzle; the result is like a five-string ensemble on your palette, of tastes and textures.

This altered recipe is adapted from Judith Jones’ “Cheese Soufflé” recipe, from her book “The Pleasures of Cooking for One,”—here done for two—and borrowed techniques from Julia Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” from her recipe variations on “Soufflé de Poisson.”

Cook with heart; eat with gusto. Buen Provecho!


1 tablespoon softened butter

1/3 cup finely grated Jarlsberg cheese

2 tablespoons... (more)

Tags: julia child, judith jones, soufflé recipe, cheese-shrimp, for two

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Soufflé

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 11, 2012

Seeing the finished result, a perfectly risen soufflé when taken right out of the oven will give you a sense of great accomplishment. But eating it, well, you’ll feel beside yourself with enchantment enjoying this food of the gods.

This recipe is a take from Julia Child’s basic instructions on “Au Chocolat Soufflé.” She was, after all, first teacher to many great cooks today.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

This recipe makes 6-to-8 servings

Steps 1 (mold):

Heavily butter the entire inside of an 8-cup *soufflé mold, and generously... (more)

Tags: julia child, grand marnier, chocolate soufflé, dessert recipe

Julia Child’s Cheese Soufflé, “Souffle au Fromage”

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 10, 2012

Recreating this recipe, of eggs, cheese, milk, flour and butter, with actual hands on and following the easy step-by-step recipe, made me realize all the hard work, endless hours and love that Julia poured into everything she did. Julia was not only an “icon” but she also became my “Muse” in the kitchen.

I conquered my fears of making soufflés, and so can you!

This recipe is taken from Julia Child’s first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” written with Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck.

Note: Slight variations have been made for the sake of personal taste,... (more)

Tags: recipe, julia child, cheese soufflé, souffle au fromage

Arroz Salvadoreño, Salvadorian Fried Rice

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 9, 2012

Rice was one of the first things I learned to cook, hanging around in the kitchen and watching my mother. And as a matter of fact, my daughters, too, have mastered making our Salvadorian fried rice. First thing is to find a favorite pot just for making your rice, finding one that makes perfect rice every time. And my mother has this wonderful old heavy pot that she has used exclusively for years, for making her rice. She still has it—almost 45 years old now—and her three daughters all covet this pot. There is something about my mother’s rice that none of us girls can duplicate; it’s just different... (more)

Tags: salvadorian rice, rice recipe, rice eggs

Having Coffee, Destinesia, and Brain Farts

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 8, 2012

The coffee was delicious. The view was spectacular. The company was warm and friendly. And the conversation soon went from smooth, easy talking to, well, her experiencing senior moments and me dealing with obvious gaps from destineesia, Menopausal Moments. “...So where was I going with this...?”

We made a comical pair, my mother and I; a perfect setting for a comedy. We talked about old movies, a favorite past-time; we named actors of today and those now gone, until we began drawing a blank that is. We gave each other clues and suggestions, hoping to jog our memories. After knocking... (more)

Tags: humor, menopause, destineesia, brain farts, coffee moments

Improvised Linguini & Tuna Mélange

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 7, 2012

This is not just about eating, you see, this has everything to do with cooking, and cooking from the heart. It is about all the love that goes into each recipe I create; it is about the results and achieving ultimate flavors. The finished dish should satisfy not only my taste buds but lift my sprits to soar. It should ignite my entire being and make me feel alive. And this dish most certainly does.

This improvised pasta dish is simplicity at its best!

Cooking, and eating, is my passion. It is who I am.

Give this recipe a try, and then you be the judge.

Come and take... (more)

Tags: pasta recipe, tonno genova, tuna, fresh tomato, olive oil

A Melt-In-Your-Mouth Holiday Fruitcake

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 6, 2012

The “Fruitcake” has been given a unfairly labeled; it has been called a doorstop, a brick, a paperweight; it is said that it is easier to cut it with a chainsaw than a knife. But perhaps they couldn’t think of a better gift to give; and perhaps this one promises to be surprisingly delicious. But only a wee sample, given a [fair] chance, will tell for sure!

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Recipe makes one regular size Bundt cake.

STEPS 1 (fruit):

4 cups (total) mixed dried fruit of choice, chopped

1 cup Amaretto or liqueur... (more)

Tags: christmas, dessert, fruitcake, holiday recipe

Rising from the Ashes and Taking Second Chances

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 5, 2012

“Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero,” seize the day, putting as little trust as possible in the future. And that’s just what many single moms are doing today, seizing the moment at hand. They are taking control of their own lives. Life, after all, is often a disambiguation.

The Reality: Life happens. Love is found. Marriage is made. Family is created. Dreams are crushed. And in many cases, when there just isn’t room for compromise, divorce is the ultimatum. Today, brave women are boldly girding themselves and moving to rise from still smoldering ashes and carving a new path for... (more)

Tags: marriage, family, love, divorce, second chances

Toxic & Lethal Orange and Chipotle Drops

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 5, 2012

CAUTION: Please eat these alcohol “toxic & lethal orange and chipotle drops” responsibly. Some folks are more sensitive to alcohol than others.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Recipe makes roughly 100 liquor balls


15 ounces of vanilla wafers, very finely crushed

2 cups pecans [measured whole], toasted and very finely chopped

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/3 white mocha powder (such as Ghirardelli)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup... (more)

Tags: recipe, grand marnier, rum balls, chipotle, dessert

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