Daring Cooks July 2011 – Home made Pasta with Prosciutto Cream Sauce


This month’s challenge was to make home made pasta, which I had never done before but always wanted to try. In preparation I decided to order a pasta rolling machine on Amazon first, already anticipating that I would fall head over heels in love with fresh pasta and therefore absolutely must have this extra kitchen… 

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Daring Cooks June 2011 – Potato Salad

I must say this month’s challenge wasn’t as “daring” (or time consuming for that matter) as most of the others and I did actually put it off until the last minute. The mandatory item was to make a potato salad – but you really could pick whichever one you wanted to make. I finally made… 

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Daring Cooks May 2011 – Gumbo


This was another great daring cooks challenge. A lot of firsts with this one. Let’s see. It was the first time I had ever used a dutch oven, first time I ever made and even tried gumbo, first time I made a roux, made creole spices, butterflied a chicken, cooked with smoked sausage, and cooked… 

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Daring Cooks – Edible Containers

This month’s daring cooks challenge was to make an edible container and fill it with something appropriate.  So I decided to create my own recipe. I wanted to make some light, refreshing, crispy and cold. I know there are a lot of baked edible containers – tomatoes, egg bread cups, bread bowls, parmesan salad cups,… 

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