Category Archives: Formal Meals

Another New Toy

Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that Christmas usually means a new toy to add to my kitchen collection. Last year I received a Sansaire Sous Vide machine that I absolutely love.  I used it … 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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A Surprising Source!

Another Christmas Season is upon us and with it the meals with family and friends.  This past weekend I spent time with my mom and siblings celebrating an early Christmas.  My mom wanted to prepare a pre-Christmas dinner that closely … Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy Here!

I always agonize over what to make as my New Years Eve entrée.  I want it to be special to real celebrate the event. This year I opted for Salmon en Croute.  I made this dish, with a different recipe … Continue reading

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No Pressure

About 10 days ago I flew out to Phoenix to spend some time with my mom who recently returned home after recovering from a broken leg.  There were things to be done,  places to go, people to see and a … Continue reading

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A Memorial Dinner – Fish Course

I realized that I should have actually started this series of blogs with the menu I printed our for my Dad’s memorial dinner.  So, better late than never, here’s a copy  so you can follow along! A Memorial Dinner Appetizer … Continue reading

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Memorial Dinner Soup Course

The Soup course was a personal favorite of mine (though my father would not have liked it – he wasn’t a fan of cold soup.)  Actually, this soup started out as a soup course for a Christmas dinner.  But I … 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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The Final Course – Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Chocolate Sauce

Well here it is folks, the final course of our New Year’s Eve dinner.  This course sounds complicated.  Heck, profiteroles even seems hard to spell.  But trust me, this is pretty easy.  The truth is I used to make profiteroles with … Continue reading

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