happy in the kitchen…

2nd Course: Scrambled Scallops Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. On November 8, I attended a special wine dinner promoting Michel Richard’s new cookbook, “Happy In The Kitchen.” The dinner was hosted at 40 Sardines in Overland Park, Kansas. Rainy Day Books was responsible for sponsoring the event. Chef Richard, Executive Chef and Owner of the famous […]

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happy in the kitchen…

2nd Course: Scrambled Scallops Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. On November 8, I attended a special wine dinner promoting Michel Richard’s new cookbook, “Happy In The Kitchen.” The dinner was hosted at 40 Sardines in Overland Park, Kansas. Rainy Day Books was responsible for sponsoring the event. Chef Richard, Executive Chef and Owner of the famous […]

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magical make-overs…

Beaujolais Ice Cream Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. I know, I know, you all are sick of reading about Beaujolais Nouveau. Believe me, I’m sick of seeing, drinking, hearing and writing about it too. I had two bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, one 2005 and one 2006, about 3/4-full left from my “Notoriety Dinner” Friday night (one can only drink […]

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magical make-overs…

Beaujolais Ice Cream Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. I know, I know, you all are sick of reading about Beaujolais Nouveau. Believe me, I’m sick of seeing, drinking, hearing and writing about it too. I had two bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, one 2005 and one 2006, about 3/4-full left from my “Notoriety Dinner” Friday night (one can only drink […]

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notoriety dinner…

What does one do on a cold weekend night? Eat. This past Friday, I gathered together with my good friends Chloe and Bauer for dinner. Before our dinner, we sat down to a bit of wine and cheese. I managed to get my hands on a bit of the Persillé du Beaujolais blue cheese that […]

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notoriety dinner…

What does one do on a cold weekend night? Eat. This past Friday, I gathered together with my good friends Chloe and Bauer for dinner. Before our dinner, we sat down to a bit of wine and cheese. I managed to get my hands on a bit of the Persillé du Beaujolais blue cheese that […]

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election night pumpkin bread pudding…

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. What better way to watch the election returns than with a nice warm comforting nubbin’ of pumpkin bread pudding and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream? … how about with a shot of Pedro Ximenes? It was the perfect autumn pairing.  The bread pudding, made from hearty egg […]

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election night pumpkin bread pudding…

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. What better way to watch the election returns than with a nice warm comforting nubbin’ of pumpkin bread pudding and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream? … how about with a shot of Pedro Ximenes? It was the perfect autumn pairing.  The bread pudding, made from hearty egg […]

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company chases away misery…

At table al fresco Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. This past week was undoubtedly the worst week I’ve lived through. I’m very blessed. There are a lot of much much worse things that could have happened. I shudder at the thought. But, God has a interesting way of weaving people and love into my life when crisis […]

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company chases away misery…

At table al fresco Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. This past week was undoubtedly the worst week I’ve lived through. I’m very blessed. There are a lot of much much worse things that could have happened. I shudder at the thought. But, God has a interesting way of weaving people and love into my life when crisis […]

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tru meets babbo…

… I’m back in K.C. after a whirlwind tour of San Francisco and Napa Valley (will report later) and have waded through boxes upon boxes of why-did-I-bother-to-pack-this-and-ship-it-back-home-crap. Now, that things have settled down, I have been spending extra time creating sinful food marriages in the kitchen that even the angels couldn’t resist – and because […]

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tru meets babbo…

… I’m back in K.C. after a whirlwind tour of San Francisco and Napa Valley (will report later) and have waded through boxes upon boxes of why-did-I-bother-to-pack-this-and-ship-it-back-home-crap. Now, that things have settled down, I have been spending extra time creating sinful food marriages in the kitchen that even the angels couldn’t resist – and because […]

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my new toy…

My very own OXO Mandoline Isn’t she a beaut? Thanks to Mr. Williams of Sonoma, California (actually he should be thanking me for spending too much money on his enterprise), I am now the proud owner of my very own OXO mandoline. I’ll be able to slice, julienne, waffle cut, and crinkle cut to my […]

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my new toy…

My very own OXO Mandoline Isn’t she a beaut? Thanks to Mr. Williams of Sonoma, California (actually he should be thanking me for spending too much money on his enterprise), I am now the proud owner of my very own OXO mandoline. I’ll be able to slice, julienne, waffle cut, and crinkle cut to my […]

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claiborne’s cheesecake

As I mentioned in my previous post, I hosted a dinner party last night. Eight guests. For dessert, I made cheescake. I don’t care for cheesecake… er, not sweet tooth except for ice cream and coffee-flavored desserts… but, seeing how most people do, I guessed that the majority of my dinner guests would be pleased […]

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claiborne’s cheesecake

As I mentioned in my previous post, I hosted a dinner party last night. Eight guests. For dessert, I made cheescake. I don’t care for cheesecake… er, not sweet tooth except for ice cream and coffee-flavored desserts… but, seeing how most people do, I guessed that the majority of my dinner guests would be pleased […]

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