Category Archives: Appetizers


Last Friday while doing my grocery shopping I happened to spot a package of pitas.  I suddenly had the urge to make one of our favorite snacks – garlic pita chips. I used to make these chips all the time … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2016

Another New Year’s Day is here and I am starting the year off right by updating my blog – a New Yea’s resolution I hope to keep! Last night we continued the tradition of celebrating the New Year by enjoying … Continue reading

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On Sale

I love a bargain. I have no problem buying “ugly” produce or other grocery items at reduced prices.  It may not look pretty but it tastes the same.  My grocery store has an endcap that holds nothing but a limited … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Dinner

Super Bowl Sunday is here.  It’s not that big of a deal for us – unless the Bears are playing – and even then I  think the commercials can be more entertaining than the game.  And then there are the … Continue reading

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Another Year Has Gone By

I jsut don’t know where the time goes anymore.  It seem like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving and already Christmas and the New Year have come and gone.  This year the gap between Thanksgiving and  New Year’s Eve seem to … Continue reading

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Chez Carnehl takes on the French Laundry Cornets

As the first course of my dad’s memorial dinner my mom and I selected the Salmon Tartare with Sweet Red Onion Creme Fraiche.  This dish is instantly recognizable as coming from the French Laundry (the recipe is available in the … Continue reading

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A Memorial Dinner

Ok, so I am waaaaaay behind on my blog.  Remind me never to volunteer again!  At least until I am no longer running a full time business.  But I am back and do I have a story to tell. Last … Continue reading

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