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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Take a good long look at this gorgeous dish! What is this beauty you just cannot look away from? It’s essentially a creamy and cheesy potato casserole with layers of cream, cheese and loaded with flavors. But casserole does not sound nearly as sexy as pomme dauphinoise. I first made this in culinary school … and was…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Take a good long look at this gorgeous dish! What is this beauty you just cannot look away from? It’s essentially a creamy and cheesy potato casserole with layers of cream, cheese and loaded with flavors. But casserole does not sound nearly as sexy as pomme dauphinoise. I first made this in culinary school … and was…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Several weeks ago the munchkin and I had a cold. And it was awful. What is the one thing that is worse than a sick munchkin? A sick mom. A sneezing, body-aching, dizzy, headache ridden, complaining mom. That was I! Hubs had to go to work and I was left to fend for myself with a sad, stiffly…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

In the blink of an eye the warm Chicago summer I was looking forward to through all of the polar winters has almost passed us by. And I am sad. Yes, I know, fall is full of vibrant colors and warm soups and football Sundays... But summers are glorious! They are full of lazy pool days,…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Salmon… The king of fish! Mostly everyone loves it… and unfortunately mostly everyone overcooks it. But not this time boys and girls… not this time. This isn’t your everyday salmon either kids. It’s Copper River Salmon. It’s basically the Hercules of salmon. And it’s fantastic. The Pacific Northwest comes alive each May as this salmon becomes readily available for…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

If I were asked to describe my style of cooking, I would say, “Simple!” I use fresh ingredients of the best quality I can get my hands on and try and create magic with them. Sometimes I am not successful.  But sometimes... Magic happens! This particular salad is magic. Summer magic. It makes me think of summer…

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