Arroz con Camerones

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Ingredients: 1 lbs shrimp 1 lb bacon (chopped) 3 Tblsp capers 1 tsp ground cumin 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 C. rice 1 md. red onion (chopped) 1 red pepper (diced roughly) 2 lg. tomatoes ¼ C. cilantro (finely chopped) … Continue reading

Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips Now Available!

Donya Marie's Kitchen Tips

Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips

Whether you cook a little or a lot, plain or fancy, healthy or hearty, for your family, just for fun or for a business, this is the one book you’ll use often. Organized in an easy-to-find format, Donya Marie’s Cooking Tips includes aclickable table of contents organized by category for quick reference to allow you to quickly jump to the help you need.Find out how to follow the example of this professional chef as you discover:

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• How to consistently make cakes more moist
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• How to store and use stale breads
• How to prevent soggy or hard waffles
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Onion and White Wine

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon 1 ½ lb. Brussels sprouts (trimmed) 4 bacon slices (roughly chopped) 1 red apple (peeled and diced) 2 Tblsp shallots (minced) 1 garlic clove (minced) ¼ C. dry white wine ¼ C. chicken broth 1 … Continue reading


Coq Au Vin

I want to share with you the last Valentines Day meal I prepared in my restaurant. A very special meal and oh so delectable. Coq Au Vin is a French peasant dish consisting of chicken in red wine. I adapted … Continue reading


Chocolate Pan de Yucca

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Pan de Yuca is very popular here in Ecuador. Not only is it quite delicious, it’s easy to make. Also known as chipas in Argentina, pan de queso in Colombia, and pao de queijo in Brazil. I made Pan de … Continue reading


Dijon Mustard Substitute

Dijon Mustard Substitute Dijon mustard is named for the region in France where it was derived. It is a unique mustard for its ingredient verjus, which is juice that comes from unripe grapes. You can use substitutes in place of … Continue reading


Chicken Provence Stew

This recipe is a delightful surprise if people are just expecting yet another stew, as it gives a good surprise to flavors which are anything but the typical stew.  The wine, Herbs de Provence, and tapenade are critical in this recipe. … Continue reading