Author Archives: Lora Murray

Mango Salsa

Ingredients                                                             2 Mango’s diced 1 Serrano Pepper finely diced, with … Continue reading

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Chef Feker Part 2

An amazing thing happened to me on Saturday, January 25, 2014; I had the “life changing” moment that we all somehow reach for. My husband Don purchased me a gift certificate to cook with Chef Michael Feker from IL MITO … Continue reading

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Chef Feker

So we are a home show in Milwaukee one cold February day. We needed to get out of the house so the home show was our best bet.  It was crowded to say the least. We strolled down each aisle … Continue reading

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IL Mito’s Crab and Spinach Stuffed South African Panga

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Moscow Mule

HAPPY NEW YEAR Do you need a drink for the new year…follow the recipe below…and hopefully you have these cups. Moscow Mule History and Recipe Vodka fans, rejoice. You may have never had a Moscow Mule, but it’s a cocktail … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola

Ingredients 5 cups Oats ½ cup Canola Oil ½ cup Light Agave 1 cup Sliced Almonds 1 cup Coconut ½ cup Sunflower Seeds 2 TBSP Chia Seeds 2 TBSP Cinnamon 1 cup Dried Berries (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325°. … Continue reading

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Easy Christmas Cookies 2013

I feel the “the clock ticking”! Christmas will be her before you know it. I need to make some quick and easy Christmas Cookies. is the secret! I bought store sugar cookies, usually in the dairy case on … Continue reading

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Simple Bolognese

Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 oz. pancetta 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped 1 carrot, coarsely chopped 1 pound ground chuck beef 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

Are you ready for Christmas yet? I just finished my holiday cooking today. For Christmas Eve we are having ham sandwiches, Minestrone Soup and Bourbon Weiner’s. I like the ease of the soup and sandwich idea. My husband’s family will … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup

Ingredients 2 cups            Dried White Beans (soaked over night) 2                     Stalks Celery 1 cup              Carrots, diced 1                    Onion, chopped 1                    Large clove of garlic, chopped ½ cup each   Zucchini, Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Green/Red Peppers,                        Black Olives … Continue reading

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