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The camaraderie of friends gathered in my kitchen at home, helping prepare di nner or just keeping me company then sharing a simple feast, well, there is nothing better!
My childhood was blessed with many wonderful cooks that let me participate in their preparing the meal; sometimes a piece of dough or adding the capers to the steak tartare, the smallest things left a warm lasting impression.
I said my farewells to the restaurant & catering business a few years ago back east, packed-up my kitchen and moved west to the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. I found work as chef and kitchen manager at a beautiful bed & breakfast, Bear Mountain Lodge. I have a wonderful open kitchen which I encourage guests to enter and upon occasion tie an apron around a few and help prep, chat and share recipes.
I have completed the text of a cookbook which came from the encouragement of guests and is called “Simple Feasts”. The photographs are my next challenge and hopefully it will go to press by midsummer.
My food philosophy is that cooking should be fun; delicious food need not be difficult to prepare, and never be afraid to be creative!
My Latest Recipes 15
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...