Author Archives: Giggles


Coconut Cream Cake | Café Paris

I did it. I done did it.  Have you ever made a decision, a commitment and wondered “what the hell have I got myself into”?  As my time drew near to opening the café I […]

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Creole Style Black-eyed Peas

Did Christmas really come and go that fast? Is the New Year so close to being around the corner? Of course it’s no surprise when Christmas rolls around and when the New Year begins and […]

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all-purpose Steak Seasoning

Do you buy pre-made spice mixes or do you like creating your own? I used to be a big fan of spice mixes, Johnny’s seasoning salt, Lemon-Pepper, pumpkin pie spice, Italian seasoning, etc. The broader […]

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Salted Caramel Fudge {in 5-minutes}

It’s amazing how this time of year tempts even the non-sweet maker into a cookie and candy making machine. Actually it’s quite over-whelming at times which is why I love having a few super quick […]

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Flower Sprout {Kale} Lasagna

Flower Sprout (Brassica oleracea), have you heard of it? I hadn’t heard of it until last month when a friend asked if I wanted some kale, she had pulled the last from her garden and had […]

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Rum Pumpkin Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust and Maple Whipped Cream

Necessity is the mother of invention. I had several necessities that needed to be taken care of. I had a holiday get together with the River City Harvest Community Gardening board and I needed to […]

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Company Mashed Potatoes

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is but a week away? I’m so very excited for this Thanksgiving! My dearest friend Jen and her boy Jake are driving from Spokane, WA to spend Thanksgiving with us. […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes and life lessons from a tomato plant

This was it, the very last remnants from my garden (other than a few hardy herbs). My little pear tomato plant was the wonder of my garden this year. I started it from a wee […]

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Chana Masala

This past week was spent at the cabin; hunting season (rifle) has started here in Montana. I’m no huntress; I’d rather be Martha Stewart of the Mountains than go out and sit in the cold […]

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Many years ago I lived in England, it was while stationed there that I developed my love for Indian Cuisine. I love British food, especially pub fare, good and hearty! However when I wanted to […]

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