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My Dinner Club Experiences

 
Apr. 1, 2012 3:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 10:58 pm
Alan was this evening's host and had quite a challenge.  He wanted to make jambalaya but he as well as a few others in our group (myself included) have major "eating spices" issues.  Well, I personally think he pulled it off.  All the proper flavor was there with very little of what comes… MORE
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Alan's Jambalaya - reflux-free!!!
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Korean beef ala Philip. I
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Apr. 1, 2012 2:53 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 10:54 pm
This evening's host was Donya.  We had 13 attendees (a lot!)  Donya was so creative with her dinner.  She sent us all an invitation with a menu card that looked like the old chalkboard primers.  The evening started out with crayons and coloring books - and we had a blast!!  While Donya was… MORE
The Hostess and her Daughter
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Mewu Card
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Dessert!
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Brat, Mac-n-Cheese and Glazed Carrots with Apples
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Nov. 22, 2011 10:36 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 11:01 pm
Well, our hostess, Juli, for the 2nd dinner meeting did a fantastic job.  She started off with butternut toasts with sage ricotta and then a spicy crab with cream cheese on toast.  This was followed by the best cauliflower and mushroom soup I've ever tasted.  Really!!  I brought some home. … MORE
The Night's Group - less the cameraman
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Cauliflower Mushroom Soup
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Dinner Menu
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Juli and her wonderful Hubby, Eddie
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Nov. 17, 2011 8:18 pm 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 11:51 pm
OMG!  I forgot to post how well the first dinner meeting went.  My beef wellingtons came out sooo good.  They could have been  little prettier, but that will come with practice. Let's see; I started the night out with bacon wrapped fig and blue cheese appetizers with sweet jalapeño glaze. … MORE
Bacon wrapped figs stuffed with feta and glazed with a sweet jalepeno sauce... and me!
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My first try at Beef Wellington
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My beef wellingtons pre-baked
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Sep. 23, 2011 5:22 pm 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 8:21 pm
I'm excited and nervous.  The most important rule of the club is you have to make something you've never made before.  So, I'm trying my hand at Beef Wellingtons of all things!! After lots of reading all over the net I'm going with this recipe (and following tips on the first… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 21, 2011 4:53 pm 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2011 11:00 am
Well, Glory Be!  I actually have people interested this time.  Hw fun.  I have 5 firm yeses.  By the time you throw a spouse in, that's more than enough around the dinner table. We'll see how this goes.  I'm going to host the first one in September.  I'll keep you all posted. MORE
 
 
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Jul. 20, 2011 10:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011 5:15 pm
I've been in SoCal for 10 years now,  I have tried several times, unsuccessfully, to get a dinner club started.  Well, gluten for punishment that I am, I'm trying again. People have no problem joining me for bowling night, or cards, or even karaoke.  But mention cooking and most folks just… MORE
 
 
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I have been a caterer for almost 28 years now. 8 years ago I added cake decorating to my profile. I am married and have 2 grown boys and one cute little granddaughter.
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean, seafood and good old American Cuisine
My favorite family cooking traditions
Seafood on Christmas Eve Baby Back Ribs for New Years
My cooking triumphs
Anytime it turns out right! No, seriously, I make a pretty mean tenderloin roast.
My cooking tragedies
I make the worst bread ever known to man. my kids run and hide whenever I decide to "give it one more try."
 
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