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The Boerne Cooking Connection Team
Emil, Darlene and Teri

entered a Cooking Competition

The Taste of the Hill Country, a fundraiser for Any Baby Can

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We decided to do a Luau Theme for Decorations and Food……

We Created Food Art…….Swans, Tiki Huts and of course our H-E-B Sign

We then prepared 500 Skewers of Shrimp – Pineapple – Chicken – Red Bell Pepper – Beef – Green Bell Pepper – Sausage – Cherry Tomato

and

500 Skewers of Pineapple – Green Grape – Mango – Red Grape – Papaya – Strawberry

Four half sheet Waikiki Carrot Cakes with Coconut Pineapple Mango Tequila Icing

and served Five Cases of Pinot Noir

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We were up against fierce competition, all well known restaurants:

Brio Tuscan Grill

La Gloria

Los Barrios

Hungry Horse

Maggianos Little Italy

Joe’s Crab Shack

EZ’s Restaurant

La Cascade at Tapitio Springs

Kronkosky Place Catering

K Hill Barbeque Company

Fralo’s Pizza Truck

Attendees were asked to vote for their favorite presentation and favorite food

WE WON……………BEST IN SHOW

AND

FIRST PLACE IN FOOD

Our humble little team from Cooking Connection is so very proud of this accomplishment!

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  • 2 Duck Breasts, skin removed
  • 1 cup Graisse de Canard (Duck Fat)
  • 1 carton Central Market Organics Chicken Broth
  • 1 jar Star Chef Dried Cherry Steak Sauce
  • 2 Leeks
  • 1 cup Pinot Noir

Trim Leeks and split lengthwise, rinse well and Julienne, pat dry.

Heat Duck Fat until very hot, add leeks and saute until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes, drain on paper towel and sprinkle with Sea Salt.

Cut Duck Breasts into thin strips

Brown in Dutch oven or large pot with one tablespoon Duck Fat, when browned, add Pinot Noir and bring to a boil, Add Cherry Sauce and Chicken Broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Ladle into serving dishes and top with generous portion of Frizzled Leeks