Chocolate Soufflé

Into every healthy diet a little chocolate must fall.  Chocolate soufflé is the perfect homemade Valentine’s gift that screams I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I MADE YOU A CHOCOLATE CLOUD!  Trust me, this is one gift that will be appreciated.  Making a soufflé is not difficult (I swear), it’s just a little time-consuming and fast-moving.   I …

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Homemade Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa

When I told my sister I made marshmallows she laughed and said, “why?”.  I know she thinks I am ridiculous and also that I should have another kid if I have enough time on my hands to make homemade marshmallows.  In my defense, I’ve been planning to make my own marshmallows for months now, and I’ve finally found the time to …

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Salmon en Croute

One of my favorite long-ago-cancelled-but still-running cooking shows is French Food at Home, featuring Laura Calder. Laura makes cooking French food seem like a snap and this most impressive looking salmon recipe is one of the best testaments to easy, yet snappy-looking, French fare. Your guests will think you’ve slaved for hours when, in fact, once you get …

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Best Quiche Ever

Why is this quiche the Best Quiche Ever? Because I’ve put all my favorite things into it, and so can you. For me it’s bacon (no-brainer), mushrooms, and gruyere cheese. That’s it. Oh and eggs and cream of course. And maybe sautéed the mushrooms in shallots too. For you, maybe it’s spinach, leeks and zucchini? …

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Housewarming Gift – Curried Lentil Soup!

My good friend, beautiful Melissa, recently moved and held a housewarming party.  I wanted to bring something different and fun.  Knowing she’s a vegetarian, I opted for a “meal in a jar” of curried lentil soup.  It looks impressive and is helpful to new homeowners for throwing together a quick meal.  Step 1.) pick out a …

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Chicken & Dumplings with Mushrooms

Holy crap was this recipe ever delicious.  “Such silken rich broth!  So meaty!  Is this really chicken???”  The Hubs and I exchanged several questions over our stew in-between the mmmmm’s, slurps, and gahhhhhmmm’s.  I cooked Bon Appetit’s February cover last night. I woke up this morning (still!) to the lingering heavenly sent scent (HA) of …

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St. Martin: Part Un, Grand Case

Last week The Hubs and I returned to beautiful St. Martin for a much needed vacation of decompression.  St. Martin is a tiny island in the middle of the Caribbean ocean, 35 square miles small.  Divided into two parts, the Dutch side and the French side, St. Martin is known for being the culinary capitol …

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Macarons

For the first time ever, M’s Belly participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by my super blogger neighbor Lindsay.  The premise of the swap is, once a food blogger has signed up to participate they will then receive the names of 3 other food bloggers to whom they must ship 1 dozen cookies each. …

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