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Everest Spoons

Entertaining on Mother’s Day? Have a party planned for spring?  How about a graduation?  The Everest Spoons will make a memorable impression on your guests! by Jean Joho with Chandra Ram from The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook (Chronicle, 2008) Serves…

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Pink Deviled Eggs

contributed by Chef Spence Lack Saraveza Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern Portland, Oregon Plate Magazine, March-April 2010 This was the most talked about dish at Carol Smoler’s Networking dinner – a perfect Easter dish – taste, color and all!…

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Tuscan White Bean, Pancetta & Arugula Salad

Dame Nancy Brussat says “When I close my eyes and think of Tuscany, I see scenery so sweet, serene, and balanced, it seems to be arranged by some masterful landscape architect. Regal cypress trees pierce an azure sky dotted with…

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Summertime Margaritas

This is my favorite beverage to serve on the porch in the summertime.It’s also the standard starter for Les Dames members and their guests who have attended the annual “Dames Who Drink” Ravinia Picnic for the past 10 years.The recipe…

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New Mexican Wedding Cookies

Contributed by Eleanor Hansen Many years ago, during a trip to Sante Fe, New Mexico, I sampled some shortbread cookies studded with pine nuts. Delicious. Never forgot ‘em. So when I was baking a batch of traditional Mexican wedding cookies,…

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