Skewered Steak Tips with Avocado Gastrique

Skewered Steak Tips with Avocado Gastrique

Gastrique? Am I using some fancy schmancy chef talk? What the *#$! is a gastrique? OK to be perfectly honest this sauce is not a gastrique in the classical French culinary sense. But the ingredients – vinegar, fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) and spices lends itself to being called a gastrique, at least by […]

Chocolate Chip-Coconut Bars

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These Chocolate Chip-Coconut Bars are making me happy and my scale rather unhappy! I swear I heard it let out a groan the other day. Or maybe that was just me. . . Oooey, gooey, chocolatey and oh so rich. From the buttery rich base of the cookie, made from the Master Cookie Dough, to […]

Panko Crusted Fig and Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

Cambozola and Figs Placed on Chop

When fig season arrives, I enjoy eating the sweet, fresh fruit out of my hand.  Figs are such an interesting fruit, being rather squat and ugly on the outside yet beautiful on the inside.  A perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. California Mission figs are my favorite type of fig, with […]

Cinnamon and Ancho Chile Scented Avocado Ice Cream

Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!  But I am not a big fan of chocolate ice cream, though I do love chocolate in most other incarnations.  I decided to re-post a recipe I developed, for those might want to try an ice cream that is a little different…Avocado Ice Cream. Avocado ice cream? Really?  […]