Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Right before my 10th grade school year, our family moved from New York to Utah. At that time I don’t think I could have located Utah on a map, although geography has never been one of my strengths. Salt Lake City was quite different to me, in so many ways. Regarding the food scene, well,

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Roasted Fruit Packages

The sub header of my creatively named blog, the Chef Mimi blog, is “so much food, so little time”. I could have easily made it, “so many restaurants, so little time.” Dining out may be my favorite thing to do. Like it’s my serious hobby. Whenever we have a travel destination, I’m researching top ten

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Pesto Ranch Dip

I’ve written before about what a purist I am in the way that I make most everything from scratch. It doesn’t matter if it’s barbecue sauce, spaghetti sauce, salad dressings, you name it. I just can’t do it any other way. Sure, a lot of those products are real time savers. But they’re also horrible.

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Eataly, NYC

One of the goals during my recent New York City trip was to visit Eataly. I’ve been intrigued by the whole Eataly concept since it was built. It claims to be the largest Italian market place in the world, and at 50,000 square feet, I believe it must be. The famous names behind Eataly include

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Pet Peeve

If you were dining with me at a restaurant and asked me what I thought about my meal, my response might be like this: “Well the bulk of the salad which is grains and tomatoes is ice cold, which I don’t like, and the grilled chicken is overcooked and dry. The avocados are brown and

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