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Chablis

More onBurgundy Wines The Burgundy secret The region was part of a vast, tropical sea, after a few hundred millions years time helping the old seabeds transformed into limestone soils. It became the seal of Burgundy wines, with fossilized sea … Continue reading

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Cheese Cake

Ingredients Yield: 6 servings Crust: 2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 30 squares) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 stick unsalted butter, melted Filling: 1 pound cream cheese, softened 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1-pint sour cream 1 lemon, zested … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

Preparation 30 min Cooking Time 1 H 30 MIN servings 8  Oven to 400 °F Ingredients 3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 onion halved 3 cloves garlic squashed 4 1/2 lbs white potatoes, peeled and sliced on … Continue reading

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Herbs de Provence

Herbs of Provence, The rolling hills of Provence are peppered with sunflowers, quaint farmhouses, and waves of lavender. You can smell it in the warm air, it wafts across the terrain like a flock of birds in the sky. There … Continue reading

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Provençâle Rosés

The Rosé Craze In the world of rosé, France dominates the market, in part thanks to the Kardashian, Kim, and Kourtney who have been primary instigator to snobbish Rosé laissez-faire while appearing on their show holding a glass of Provençȃle … Continue reading

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Home Made Ketchup

Why Homemade Ketchup? Digging through big ‘ol steamer trunks in the attic. Stella found old recipes from way back then. From ‘ol Grand Ma Beatrice, when she moved from the country on her way to get married to a rich … Continue reading

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Stella’s Thanksgiving Turkey

THANKSGIVING TURKEY YIELD: 8–10 servings PREP-TIME: 20 min TOTAL TIME: 2 ½ TO 3 HOURS To Cook a 12-pound turkey: 3 hours at 375 F or higher. INGREDIENTS A 12-pound turkey 3 celery stalk quartered ( reserved 2 quarts to … Continue reading

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Seared Tuna

I did find to my surprise that many people have never tried fresh tuna. The best tuna is the freshest tuna. If you are buying tuna at the grocery store or fish market, try to stay away from those pieces that … Continue reading

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The Magic Carpet

Why a magic carpet? find out right here, click on the graphic and find out! Stella’s Magic carpet is a golf cart, which she called her Magic Carpet since it allows her to go anywhere in the park. Get Stella’s … Continue reading

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Stella’s Margarita

Ingredients 100% Agave Gold Reposado Tequila 1.5oz Cointreau or Grand-Marnier 0.25 of oz 5 oz Pomegranate juice and Lemon juice 1/2 &1/2   Ice cubes Crushed sea salt on the glass edge Grated lime & orange rinds Lime wheel for garnish … Continue reading

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