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William, you are going to be a Daddy !

I can't believe the little boy I pureed food for and held as a baby while his mum ate a bowl of cereals is going to be a Daddy ! Congratulations William and Kate. Happy Times !  I just know…

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William and Kate having a baby

Woo Hoo !   Kate is pregnant ... 3 months in fact !  Congratulations to both William and Kate.  Bet the royal kitchens are already digging out all of the old "Royal Nursery" recipes. I'll be sharing them soon !…

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Cadbury’s Chocolate Caramel Trifle

I was getting into the holiday spirit this morning rattling pans on Texas Living KTXD preparing this delicious chocolate dessert. With just 26 sleeps until Christmas Day and all of us entertaining over the holidays now is the perfect time before…

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Christmas Book Signing

Saturday December 1st I will be in Grapevine, Texas at the British Emporium  between 12 noon and 2:00pm doing a book signing of Eating Royally, recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area you…

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Ancho Chili Short Ribs with Espresso BBQ Glaze

I decided to drop some beef short ribs into my sous vide machine Monday night so that they would be ready for Wednesdays dinner. That's right, 48 hours s-l-o-w cooking breaking down the collagen and rubbed in ancho chili powder…

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Fundraising for the Junior League

I am in Knoxville Tennessee today hosting a "Tinsel and Treasure" lunch at the Knoxville Convention Center helping the Junior League fundraise. Junior League is one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world and one of my…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Crabmeat for Halloween

I'm loving these chilly mornings, warm afternoons and cool nights. It's Halloween tomorrow and what better than a big bowl of soup for everyone before they head out the door trick or treating. At the store this morning  I couldn't…

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Pumpkin Bread and Butter Pudding

Princess Diana once told UK Daily Mail royal columnist Nigel Dempster that "Darren makes the best Bread and Butter Pudding in the world ! " Now, I am not sure it's the best in the world... but it is in…

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Award Winning Pecan Pie with Bacon

With the State Fair of Texas closing it's doors for another year I wanted to share with you one of the best dishes served at the fair. Forget all of the novelty fried stuff, I am talking real food...recipes submitted…

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