Apple Fritter Bread Pudding

January 3, 2015

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Beef Wellington Pot Roast

March 31, 2013

I wanted to try and take a very, elegant dish and convert it into a recipe that everyone can enjoy – hence the pot roast. You will want to ask the person at the deli to cut you a 1/2″ thick slice of Prosciutto, which they may look at you strangely – you need a […]

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VISUAL – Roy Fairchild-Woodard

May 14, 2009

I have heard people say you should only buy art as an investment or it should match the kon-tents of your room. I say forget about all of that and throw it out the window. Art should be purchased because it imbues a sense or feeling when you look at it. I do not care […]

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Hadass’ Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Crust

April 1, 2009

My daughter is celebrating her rite into teenagerland on the sixth, but she was having a party for her friends on Saturday to have her own celebration. Hadass loves cheesecake and she asked me to make her one for her birthday. I decided to make this decadent treat with a vanilla-bean sugar cookie crust instead […]

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Corn Dog Madeleines

July 11, 2012

I always enjoy taking the everyday and turning it on it’s head, like here with the simple corn dog turned into a fancy and cheeky version of the traditional French Madeleine.  This recipe makes 16 bite-size versions of this kid and adult favorite.  I prefer to use one cob of fresh corn for the kernels, […]

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Healthy Chili

September 19, 2011

3 lbs. ground beef (93% lean) 2 medium onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 1 cup water 1 tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 16 oz. cans red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 1 32 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 16 oz. can tomato sauce 1 6 […]

Autumn Salsa

September 29, 2011

The color of the autumn leaves and the fact that I have been obsessed with candy corn were my inspirations for this salsa – this labor of this recipe is made light by using my Chop & Measure.  It is all about assembly and letting it rest in the refrigerator to marry the flavors.  I […]

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Mushroom Brie Fondue

December 23, 2010

I think more people don’t make fondue because they think it is complicated, it really isn’t.  Fancy pots are really more for show than anything else – I certainly own my share, but a small crock-pot will work just fine.  It’s the time of year when full flavors come into play so I wanted to […]

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Spicy Corn Relish

November 25, 2014

101 – mise en place

February 10, 2009

Mise en place (pronounced [miz a~n plas], literally “put in place”) is a French phrase defined by the Culinary Institute of America as “everything in place”, as in set up. It is used in professional kitchens to refer to the ingredients, such as cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and […]

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SHOP – LUX Autumn Soap

September 7, 2012

My Autumn blend is like taking a walk in a brightly, colored forest to gather all of the bounty this season has to offer.  Woodland leaves, bitter orange rind potpourri, a splash of mountain apple cider, freshly-ground cinnamon bark, the sweetness of Mexican chocolate, a hint of cherry tobacco, and a whisp of sage, stirred […]

Cooking Barley

January 4, 2015

Peach Bread Pudding

May 12, 2009

½ lb. loaf of French/Italian/Brioche/Challah bread – cubed and dried out for two days. 4 cups heavy cream 4 whole large eggs 6 tbsp. unsalted butter – melted ½ cup amaretto liqueur ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. almond extract 6 ripe peaches – peeled, pitted and cubed Do ahead: Generously butter a […]

Smörgåstårta – Sandwich Cake

March 10, 2012

1 Archer Farms Round Artisan Pane Italian LoafFilling:8 oz. Columbus dry salame1/2 c. mayonnaise1/2 c. heavy whipping creamCombine ingredients in a food processor Icing:8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature4 oz. President goat cheese8 oz. sour cream1/4 c. loosely packed Italian parsley1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepperCombine ingredients in a food processor Grey Poupon Creamy Dijon1 cucumber […]

Stars & Stripes Tea

July 1, 2010

The Long Island Iced Tea updated for your 4th of July Celebration. In a tall glass fill with: ¾ oz Blue Curaçao¾ oz Gin¾ oz Tequila¾ oz Light Rum¾ oz vodka Fill ice 1 ½ oz sour mix – preferably homemade1 oz Sprite (or any lemon-lime soda) Combine in a pint glass, shake and serve […]

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Gilt Funkin

November 16, 2009

Here I gilded a funkin for Thanksgiving. This craft was easy and it provides a lot of wow factor with minimal effort. My daughter and I did this together and it turned into a fun family craft. I used Gold Leaf, sizing and finshing spray from Houston Art/Mona Lisa Products. I found these at Michaels. […]

VIDEO – FOX television appearance

November 16, 2009

I was on FOX again this last Saturday making an updated version of sweet-potato pie. I decided to separate the eggs, so I could whip the whites and add them in at the end to lighten the pie or souffle it. The addition of Maker’s Mark bourbon helps to add depth of flavor to this […]

Lazy Salsa

April 8, 2010

So I admit, sometimes I make things from cans – nothing wrong with that.  In fact, one day when I was hungry for salsa but too lazy to go to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients I came up with this concoction.  I was so happy with the result, this is the way […]

Ross Sveback Spaghetti Eggs

Spaghetti with Eggs

November 25, 2014

Crumb Cake Bread

August 20, 2010

Have I mentioned I love crumb cake, it’s the crumb really that I can’t resist.  Here I took my crumb mixture and inserted it inside my Grandmother’s Heirloom Bread recipe.  This is delicious toasted and slathered with butter for breakfast. 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar or honey5 tsp. yeast1 cup water2 tsp. […]

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Parker House Rolls

November 25, 2014

Foggy day

January 22, 2009

It was a foggy morning that we had today. By 9 am it was so dense that I could not see the fence 100 feet outside my window. After it faded, and the sun came out it left a glittery film on the farm. It was odd as it left the film on half of […]

Constellation of Aries

March 31, 2010

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mars. It represents offensive power and begins at the spring equinox. In Aries we move from the potential to the actual; from dormant to active participation. Desire, initiative, courage and action are words which best describe Aries. Personal traits of an Aries person are openness, […]

Favorite Things – Vanilla-Bean Paste

May 21, 2010

I have received many emails from people asking me, what is Vanilla-Bean Paste and where do I get it?  Vanilla-Bean Paste is pure vanilla with natural vanilla bean seeds in a unique, convenient, paste form that adds a gourmet appearance to any recipe.  I love to use it in any recipe where I would notice the […]

Honey Lavender Bread

May 26, 2011

As you know, I am always trying to find ways to look at a classic recipe with a different eye.  I happen to have made lemon-lavender muffins and lemon-lavender poundcake recently, so I wondered if I could put lavender into bread.  I did not want to add lemon to this recipe becuase I wanted the […]

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Buttermilk Waffles

November 17, 2009

To me, waffles are comfort food. I like them crispy on the outside with very little toppings so I can enjoy the waffle’s flavor. Getting them crispy is a trial and error situation and I also think part of it comes down to your recipe as well. I think this fundamental waffle recipe becomes a […]

Antique Copper Rolls Used To Make My Faux Bois Dinnerware

October 30, 2010

I wanted to share with you a photo of the antique copper roll used to make my faux bois dinnerware collection.  This dates back to when it was originally produced back in 1892 in England.   Amazing that this hand-engraved metal object produces such beautiful transferware.  I personally would use this as an object d’art in my […]

Setting the table

April 17, 2009

For me, half of the event is all in the table and how it is set. I am a fan of mixing everything – I do not believe that there are many rules aside from where items should be placed in an individual setting – go with abandon. You can put crystal with glass and […]

Spiced Golden Apple Cocktails

October 24, 2011

I love punch, and as people around me say ‘Ross loves anything gilt’ – so I figured why not mix the two together this holiday.  I have been obsessed with apple cider this season, but realized the pressed variety would be too murky to enjoy the shiny addition of Goldschlager so I decided to use the […]

Constellation of Virgo

August 27, 2009

The Virgo character is precise, refined, and a lover of cleanliness, hygiene and order. Conventional, with a rather reserved manner. They are usually observant, shrewd, critical, and patient. Supporters of the ‘status quo’, and conservative in all areas of life. Virgos are undemonstrative due to a coolness in their nature. Very selective, and non committal […]

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