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Mezcal Margarita

Mezcal Margarita

While it is standard that a margarita uses Tequila as the alcohol, why not try it with Mezcal. It is an alcohol also made from the agave plant (tequila only uses the blue agave) and it has a rich, smoky flavor. I personally feel it 

Linguini Pasta With Chicken And  Tomato Sauce

Linguini Pasta With Chicken And Tomato Sauce

This is one of the perfectly simple weeknight pasta dishes that can be enjoyed by almost anybody (leave out the chicken for vegetarians). It is a standard pasta with tomato sauce, with the addition of some fresh vegetables and sliced grilled chicken. This linguini pasta 

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

I don’t know if there is a classier dessert than mousse. It is classical French, light and airy, and when made right is absolutely beautiful. It can be served in a variety of ways; in a bowl, parfait style, or even chilled into cake form. 

Shortbread Cookies With Jam

Shortbread Cookies With Jam

These delightful little cookies are perfect for afternoon tea, or as an after dinner treat. Jam filled shortbread cookies are no different than your standard shortbread cookie recipe, except these have the delicious addition of fruit jam. For these cookies I’ve chosen to use strawberry 

Ukrainian Cheesecake Tarts (4-Fillings)

Ukrainian Cheesecake Tarts (4-Fillings)

So this is pretty similar to the standard Ukrainian Cheesecake except they are in tart form, and filled with various fruit jams instead of apricot pieces. The recipe for these are actually from the cookbook Mamushka which features a ton of Eastern European recipes. Just 

Zucchini Roll Up Hors d’Ouevre

Zucchini Roll Up Hors d’Ouevre

So this recipe probably belongs somewhere more on Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade because it’s so unbelievably simple. Yet, these zucchini roll up bites have a classic look and a great flavor that works great as an hors d’ouevre or canape at parties. I like to make 

Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Ravioli

When thinking of pasta, black isn’t a color that first comes to mind. Yet pasta that is black from the coloring of squid or cuttlefish ink has been popular in Italy’s coastal regions for generations. Making this pasta for the pumpkin ravioli is not much 

Veal Stew Breakfast Plate

Veal Stew Breakfast Plate

So this may seem as a bit of a weird thing to have for breakfast, as it is essentially putting last nights leftovers atop breakfast potatoes. However, once you see how this veal stew is made, it’s unlikely that you’ll be having it for dinner. 

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

There are thousands of different ways to make breakfast potatoes, and I rarely find any bad ones. This recipe is the one I use most often because it is just so easy. These breakfast potatoes can be eaten by themselves, or with eggs, or as 

Pate Baked Potato

Pate Baked Potato

I make quite a lot of pâté recipes for this site, so if you read my recipes often you’ve probably seen some before. I even wrote an article about why Pâté should be used at your next party. A proper pâté is quite a versatile