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  • Esther's Legendary American River Cookies from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    I cook, bake and manage the kitchen seasonally for N California's largest whitewater rafting company. I needed a cookie recipe tha...
  • Mushroom Pate from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    This is a delicious appetizer that is easy to prepare. I recommend serving with a non seasoned cracker or small sliced of French b...
  • The Versatile Butter Cream from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    This is the only butter cream recipe one needs. Flavorings such as liqueurs, flavorings or cocoa may be added at the end. ...
  • Black Magic Cake from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    I found this recipe handwritten in the back of a cookbook I bought a used bookstore with a little memo, “KEEPER”. After making...
  • Pumpkin Walnut Breakfast Bread from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    I bake this bread often and it is a hit at breakfast at the B&B. Freezes well. I make mini loaves and freeze them to put into ...
  • Chili Orange Tequila Sauce for Meats from desertgypsy in Santa Clara, NM.
    While traveling through New Mexico several years ago I stopped at a small out of the way Mexican restrauant for dinner. I had the...
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  • elgourmand 2 years ago about Esther's Legendary American River Cookies
    Now that's a cookie. Good tastin survival food. Thanks. RJ
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  • ducky20536 2 years ago about Esther's Legendary American River Cookies
    I'm making as soon as I am through with jury duty! YUM. Thanks for posting.
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  • 22566 2 years ago about Esther's Legendary American River Cookies
    My goodness!
    It is very good to see you again after all this time.
    One excellent 'River' cookie.
    Thank-you
    Hope you do not stay gone for as long as you have,and wish you great success in the whitewater.
    Kind Regards
    Joyce
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  • wynrol 3 years ago about The Versatile Butter Cream
    Great post - a real treat...will try out this weekend.
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  • doubled 4 years ago about Sauted Garlic Greens
    I agree with jimrug. Greens and garlic are so tasty and yummy. Nice post. Check out my upstate NY greens recipe and let me know what you think. Dan
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  • elgourmand 4 years ago
    Talofa, Bonjourno, Gday & thanks for saying yes to my invite. I think recipes and cooking should be fun (heck, I think life should be fun) and that a little madness is a good thing. You got some awesome cookin here and I'm looking forward to swapping recipes and ideas. Keep on cookin and Goza la vida! (Enjoy the life!) RJ
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  • elgourmand 4 years ago
    Really nice recipes and post, just great food. I can't believe there is a truly simple feast but a simpler feast would be very nice. My pre-recorded thanks for accepting speech is "Talofa, Bonjourno, Gday & thanks for saying yes to my invite. I think recipes and cooking should be fun (heck, I think life should be fun) and that a little madness is a good thing. Looking forward to swapping recipes and ideas. Keep on cookin and Goza la vida! (Enjoy the life!) RJ" I'll send it to you, if you accept. Please do. RJ
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  • petsitter75 5 years ago
    I love how you look at life anfd food! Ive been to santa Fe and enjoyed that paet of the country so much-and the food was wonderful1 I love to create dinners for my friends and family-i am a widow,in my 70's{I still dont believe that!-)very active and my mom taught mre alot as she had a catering business for many years-fantastic baker-cant wait to share recipes-and what fun to be working in a bed and breakfast! If i ever come out there-Ill look you up!! Barbara
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  • pelo2000 5 years ago
    Hi, hope to see more of your recipes online. Have a wonderful day.
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  • lam 6 years ago
    Your recipes look fantastic. Can't wait to try a few of them. Black magic cake!! What is not to like.
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  • trigger 6 years ago
    I love your philosophy about cooking it is a great way to live.
    Good luck with the photography, you live in a great place ware the landscape lends itself well to that profession.
    Michael
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  • jeffsgirl 6 years ago
    Welcome and thank-you for the invite. I gladly accept. I hope you enjoy this site. There are some wonderful recipes and some very nice people here.
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  • redkitchen 6 years ago
    Thanks so much for the invite. Cannot wait to dig into some of your recipes..and I'm starting with the caramel pecan pie...sounds deadly!
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    Welcome, I hope you enjoy this site!
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