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Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

This recipe is from a video by America’s Test Kitchen. They researched the various Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas and figured out how to replicate them at home. This may be the best pizza I’ve ever made.Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

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Sauteed Diver Scallops with a Sauce of Lemon and Lobster Accented with Vanilla

This is an appetizer you would pay for in a restaurant (and I have) but can make at home. I learned the techniques for this dish in the Napa Rose Cooking School and the recipe is in the cookbook you get when you take the class.

See my page on Demi Glace for the best chicken stock you can get.

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Orange-Almond Shortbread Cookies

Orange zest gives these cookies their subtle orange flavor. Make sure you have lots of milk available when you serve them. This recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. It received a second place ribbon at the San Diego County Fair. Continue reading

Portabella Mushroom Soup

This recipe is based on a Napa Rose recipe that was taught at the Napa Rose Cooking School. Continue reading

Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi

My wife and I are always disappointed when we order Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi (the fish so nice they named it twice). It just never seems to taste like macadamia nuts. We even tried it at Sam Choy’s restaurant on Oahu and weren’t satisfied. I decided to see if we could overcome this problem by making it at home using a recipe by Alton Brown. The results were amazing. This is the fish we had been looking for and never found. Continue reading

Strawberry / English Muffin French Toast

Thanks to this year’s El Niño effect there is currently an abundance of strawberries on the market (I can get them for 88 cents a pound at Ralph’s supermarkets in southern California). So I was ecstatic when I received a Food Network e-mail with a link to the Food Network Magazine Strawberry Shortcake French Toast recipe. If you add a spoon of fresh whipped cream, this is a breakfast I would be happy to order in a restaurant. Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

These cookies are more like miniature cakes that you can pop into your mouth. Continue reading