Category Archives: First Steps in Gourmet Cooking

A Simple but Elegant Pork L’Orange

An Invitation to Elegance  Well, we’re surviving here after a bout of bronchial pneumonia and the departure of our very helpful son who has been with us since before Christmas. It has been a time of gaining perspective and receiving new … Continue reading

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The Inspiring Onion

The sun is out today and we are glad. My husband and I are going on an Intracoastal Cruise of the southeast soon, exploring Islands like Hilton Head, St. Simons and Jekyll Island. Why? Because this is our 50th year … Continue reading

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Inspiring French Meal with Chicken and Artichokes

I prepared this meal for my husband this last Tuesday, and he absolutely loved it. “Wow!” he said. ” Thank you so much for spending the time to make me this excellent meal.” I’m wishing we could include this recipe … Continue reading

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The Salt of the Earth, or Maybe the Blueberry and Corn Salsa?

Well, we’re nearing the end of summer, and what a whirlwind summer it has been for us: company, vacation, contemplative meetings and most of all working on the final edit of the cookbook. RuthAnn just sent the final text in … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Vegetable Salad and Chocolate Marbles

   As I work on my diet, I find that vegetables can be yummy if fixed the right way. Here is an example that’s perfect for hot weather. [RuthAnn] Dale’s World: Now is the time to take advantage of all … Continue reading

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Easy Gourmet Braised Pork Loin with Fennel and Carrots

  Easy Gourmet                               Cooking Devotional A blazing hot summer! And now, thankfully autumn is in the air. This morning we even have a soft rain. … Continue reading

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Easy Gourmet Italian Entrée

    Last month we had some friends over who enjoy gourmet food, and I prepared the Taste of Italy menu from our cookbook. I used red and green votives around a white taper and a green tablecloth to symbolize the colors … Continue reading

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