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Web Chef Review: Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard
Dec02

Web Chef Review: Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard

Vilux Extra Strong Dijon Mustard is just that…extra strong. My Grandfather used to call strong mustard, “boy’s mustard,” and I used to laugh and laugh as a kid, when he ate that strong mustard. This dijon mustard is a product of France, and is equally perfect in vinaigrettes & marinades, as well as on sandwiches. My favorite sandwich to have Dijon is a ham sandwich. Mmm. ~ Kimberly Turner Check out this...

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How to Make Dark Chocolate Truffles: Chocolates Day
Nov29

How to Make Dark Chocolate Truffles: Chocolates Day

Chocolates Day is November 29th, and doesn’t Dark Chocolate Truffles sound heavenly? Who doesn’t appreciate chocolate truffles? We all know how addictive they are, and how delicious too. These chocolates have ganache centers, which are coated with bittersweet dark chocolate. A ganache is comprised of a mix of chocolate & cream. The chocolate used to coat the ganache centers, which can, if desired, be rolled in nuts,...

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How to Cook French Toast: National French Toast Day
Nov28

How to Cook French Toast: National French Toast Day

National French Toast Day is November 28th, and oh-what-a classic French Toast is. French toast is definitely a breakfast favorite at our house, but we have had it in the evening & called it supper, and at noon, and called it lunch! This is a perfect way to use up stale bread, but fresh, white, brown or grain bread is perfectly okay too. The bread is dipped into a milk & egg mixture, and browned up in  butter. Jam, syrup or...

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What is Beaujolais?: Nouveau Beaujolais Day
Nov20

What is Beaujolais?: Nouveau Beaujolais Day

Nouveau Beaujolais Day is November 20th, and this wine is most versatile in cooking and simply enjoying a glass of to sip on. Not everyone favors this red wine, but those of us, who are inclined to prefer a grapey, deliciously sweet wine to sip or pair with everyday, hearty & rustic foods find beaujolais meets our desire. Refreshing & uncomplicated, our world needs more of these wines in France, South of Burgundy. The Gamay...

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How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: National Vichyssoise Day
Nov18

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: National Vichyssoise Day

National Vichyssoise Day is November 18th, and here’s a great recipe I’ve tried to reinvent. Vichyssoise is a soup I first tasted when I traveled to Spain, not France. It was a very hot day & the vichyssoise was served icy cold, and every-so-tasty. How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: My recipe is as close as I could come to the soup I had in Spain. Type: Soup Recipe Serve with: fresh, crusty bread & garnishes –...

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How to Cook Linda’s Au Gratin Potatoes: National Potato Day
Oct27

How to Cook Linda’s Au Gratin Potatoes: National Potato Day

We are kicking off National Potato Day with a bit of a history lesson on the potato, and then we eat deliciously with a recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes. Quick Potato History: After its introduction from South America to Europe, it took over 100 years for the potato to become accepted. It was even longer before North America decided to accept it, when the Irish immigrants brought it to our shores. Now, it is a leading food harvested...

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How to Make Silky Chocolate Fondue Sauce: Sweetest Day
Oct19

How to Make Silky Chocolate Fondue Sauce: Sweetest Day

The 3rd Saturday in October marks Sweetest Day, and boy-oh-boy, this Silky Chocolate Fondue Sauce recipe is just what will satisfy your sweet tooth. The Sweetest Day, I can think of, would include a smorgasbord of sweet desserts, candies, cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, trifles, parfaits, fruit shortcakes, mousses & delicious ice cream, whipped cream & chocolate fudge toppings. Just picture what that would look like,...

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How to Make White Chocolate Mousse
Sep23
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National White Chocolate Day: Decadent Mousse Recipe
Sep22

National White Chocolate Day: Decadent Mousse Recipe

It’s a sweet one because it’s National White Chocolate Day! Now, it doesn’t have to be Easter time to enjoy some white chocolate, and no, white chocolate doesn’t just come in bunny form… 😉 White chocolate is very much like milk chocolate, except it doesn’t contain the chocolate liquor. This is why it is off white in color, instead of brown. Being high in cocoa butter, it has a very mild milk...

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How to Make Crème de Menthe Parfaits
Sep17

How to Make Crème de Menthe Parfaits

There are times when I truly enjoy a Crème de Menthe Parfait at the end of a hearty meal, or a fish dinner to take the edge off of any fats, and provide that hit of something tangy & sweet. Type: Dessert Recipe Serve with: whipped cream, maraschino cherry Prep Time: 6 min Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1 oz Crème de Menthe + splashes ~ 3 scoops French vanilla ice cream 2-3 tbsp whipped cream 1 maraschino cherry chocolate shavings –...

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How to Make National Crème de Menthe Day Parfaits
Sep15

How to Make National Crème de Menthe Day Parfaits

How beautiful a shade of green — like a perfect emerald…So refreshingly minty! Happy National Crème de Menthe Day, everyone! Don’t know what Crème de Menthe is? Well, translated from French, it means mint cream, and it’s an alcoholic liqueur. With so many uses for mint & CdM, I had to choose just one recipe I love so much. I truly enjoy a mint parfait at the end of a hearty meal, or a fish dinner to take...

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How to Cook French Onion Soup in Stoneware Ramekins from Scratch + Video
Sep05

How to Cook French Onion Soup in Stoneware Ramekins from Scratch + Video

Cooler weather is approaching & I’m breaking out all of my Fall recipes… …Soups, stews, casseroles cooking in the oven, baking things, and using different methods to cook than in other seasons. Long simmering, flavorful stocks & broths adorn our taste buds, and we crave it as soon as football season hits, don’t we? Well, here in North America, we do… Root vegetables like sweet potato, parsnip,...

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Web Chef Review: Vilux White Balsamic Vinegar
Jul22

Web Chef Review: Vilux White Balsamic Vinegar

What’s Delicious today @ Cooking with Kimberly? Vilux White Balsamic Vinegar – You’ll love this stuff! It’s made from grape must from the sweet Terbbiano varietal, and lacks the traditional dark, rich color of typical balsamic vinegars. However, it has it’s own clear, beauty with more mild flavor than its darker counterpart. It’s sweet, grapey, tangy, crisp & bright. Instead of aging this vinegar in...

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