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lou seibertpappas
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Lou has made more than 60 trips abroad. When she travels, she carries her camera and notepad, always ready to document an experience for a future article or book.

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Basil Pesto

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Lou Seibert Pappas is a prolific cookbook author who has written more than 50 books. She confesses that food has been her great passion in life, although she also loves to travel and to garden.

 

Among her titles are Biscotti; Pancakes & Waffles; The Christmas Cookie Book; Crêpes; Coffee Cakes; and Fondue.

 

Lou was the food editor for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and for 14 years was a home economist for Sunset Magazine. Currently she writes about food, home, and travel for any number of national magazines and newspapers.

 

Lou lives in Palo Alto, California, where she likes to swim and tend to her sizable herb, vegetable and fruit gardens. She has three adult sons and a daughter.

 

 

Latest Recipes

Aioli

This quick, aromatic sauce is great with lamb and vegetables.

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Filet Mignon and Shrimp Fondue

Fondue is a fun way to turn dinner into a social gathering. This Filet Mignon and Shrimp Fondue recipe is sure to please friends and family alike! The filet mignon recipe calls for a marinade that infuses the meat with a delicious flavor, taking the steak fondue to the next level, and the shrimp is a great alternative option for any vegetarians at the table. Kids will have fun dipping the steak and shrimp into the various dipping sauces, but fondue would also be a great idea for a romantic night in.

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Basil Pesto

This fragrant herb sauce also serves as a seductive complement to meats and fish.

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Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce

This quick-to-assemble sauce is excellent with beef and pork.

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Sour Cream-Dill Sauce

This herb sauce is a natural with seafood and vegetables such as asparagus, fennel, artichokes, and potatoes. Store dill in the refriger...

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Chile-Peanut Sauce

This spicy peanut sauce lends a vibrancy to many fondues. It complements beef, pork, lamb, duck, and chicken particularly well.

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Tomato Cocktail Sauce

This classic sauce will please all ages. It complements seafood beautifully.

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Shabu-Shabu

The name of this Japanese dish, shabu-shabu, describes the swishing sound that you make with your chopsticks when you swirl morsels of m...

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Sesame-Cilantro Sauce

This lively sauce, which takes just a few minutes to assemble, will lend piquancy to seafood and vegetables, in particular asparagus, br...

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Ponzu

This sauce is typically served with      Shabu-Shabu. It also goes well with other beef and lamb fondues.

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Soy-Wasabi Sauce

The kick of wasabi, or Japanese horseradish, gives a lively accent to seafood.

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Beach Lover’s Fish Pot

This is a neat idea for a beach supper set in an informal atmosphere or on an outdoor picnic table. If red snapper is not available, sim...

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Remoulade Sauce

Capers and herbs enliven this mayonnaise-based sauce, which will give a snappy edge to fish, seafood, and vegetables.

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Scallop, Shrimp, and Fish Fondue

This fondue makes a beautiful presentation for New Year’s Eve or any gala occasion. To complete the festive menu, consider a salad of en...

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Thousand Island Sauce

The excellent Louis Dressing makes a superb sauce with fish, seafood, and vegetables.

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Japanese Tempura, Fondue Style

Many of us have eaten these classic Japanese fritters as appetizers, but cooked in the fondue pot, tempura also makes a stellar main cou...

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Classic Chocolate Fondue

Top-quality chocolate provides an elegant richness to this ever-popular dessert fondue, whose character can be altered subtly with your ...

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Cappuccino Fondue

Chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon intertwine in this enticing fondue. Provide assorted sweets-marshmallows, doughnut chunks, or spicy coff...

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White Chocolate–Almond Fondue

Finely chopped toasted almonds provide a special flavor in this snowy white fondue, Mexican wedding cookies are butter-powdered sugar co...

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Raspberry Fondue

This ruby-hued berry fondue makes a brilliant coating for angel food cake, pound cake, or small macaroons. Amaretti are crisp, airy maca...

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Apple-Walnut Mosaic Coffee Cake

A brown sugar batter cloaks chunky apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts to create a decorative fruit cake that is particularly moist. T...

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Strawberry Coffee Cake

I have had the pleasure of joining world traveler and culinary expert Eleanor Ostman, a Midwest friend of Finnish heritage, on many inter...

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Danish Chocolate Streusel-Swirled Coffee Cake

This chocolate-filled sweet bread always graces our table at the Christmas and Easter holiday seasons. It has been a family favorite sinc...

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Banana, Macadamia Nut, and Coconut Coffee Cake

Toasty sweet macadamia nuts and cinnamon sugar top this flavorful banana cake laced with flaky coconut. It is especially moist. Select we...

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Pecan Streusal Coffee Cake

Toasty pecans and brown sugar streusel compose a crunchy sweet topping for this classic coffee cake.

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Cranberry-Oatmeal-Walnut Cake

Scarlet berries dot this healthful cake that is loaded with toasted oatmeal and walnuts.

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Chocolate Nugget-Orange Flax Cake

Orange juice concentrate and orange zest impart a tang to this cereal- and currant-strewn cake. Chocolate chips enhance the topping and a...

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Olive-Herb-Potato Fougasse

In the south of France, bakers give pain ordinaire dough a free-form shape by slashing and stretching it to resemble a tree-of-life desig...

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Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon Coffee Cake

This handsome cake makes a regal sight on a pedestal plate. Each lemon-flavored slice is colorfully flecked with pistachios and apricots....

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Essence of Orange-Chocolate Wafer Cake

This ranks among my top favorite cakes. Diminutive chocolate wafers form a festive polka-dot pattern on this tender golden cake. Their bi...

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Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This is one of the most versatile ice cream flavors–ideal as a topping on chocolate soufflé cake, fruit pies, and cobblers. Or mingle tin...

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Use a high-quality bar of bittersweet chocolate to embellish this old-fashioned favorite. I like to use a chef’s knife for shredding the ...

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Honey-Orange-Pistachio Ice Cream

Sugared pistachios lend a savory crunch to this ambrosial honey-and orange-scented ice cream. A splash of orange liqueur softens the text...

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Butterscotch chips imbue this classic Mexican flavor with rich caramel. The candy nuggets add a cool, crisp bite and, if you are a nut af...

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Strawberry Ice Cream

This luscious berry ice cream is one of the best of its kind. It is sublime alone or paired with Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

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Blueberry Ice Cream

It is wise to incorporate blueberries often in the diet, as they burst with healthful goodness from the natural antioxidant anthocyanin. ...

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Strega Semifreddo

Sugar syrup beaten into egg yolks creates an especially airy, mousse like ice cream called a semifreddo. In Italy, semifreddi are fashion...

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White Chocolate–Framboise Truffle Gelato

Pair this white chocolate frosty gelato with chocolate soufflé cake for a winning party treat.

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Mango Gelato

This looks festive served in glass bowls with a pretty edible blossom, such as a nasturtium, violet or calendula, tucked on top. Let it f...

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

A spoonful of a favorite liquor or liqueur lends a heady uplift to this rich, deep, dark brown sorbet and it also softens the texture to ...

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Espresso Granita

In Italy, under the canopies on the piazza, tourists and natives slurp this as a popular refresher on a summer day. Top it with brandy an...

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Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Credit buttermilk and beaten egg whites for turning out these particularly light and special pancakes. It is hard to surpass this longtim...

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Swiss Whipped Honey Butter

This can be kept in the refrigerator ready for a last-minute topping.

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Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes

These pancakes bake on a film of wheat germ for a toasty finish. If blue cornmeal is available, it intensifies the bluish hue of the panc...

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Plum-Polka Dot Caramel Cake

A spicy cake strewn with toasty almonds and flavored with brown sugar puffs up between tangy plum or apricot halves for this easy-to-bake...

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Four-Grain Fitness Pancakes

Vary these healthful pancakes with the grains at hand. Toss in some toasted sesame seeds or toasted chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds f...

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Italian Cheese and Herb Pinwheels

This fine-textured brioche-style loaf is laced with a green-and-white pinwheel of herbs and cheeses for a delicious flavor and eye-catchi...

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Sugar-Free Apple Spread

This spicy spread bakes to a caramelized golden hue and is superb on whole-grain pancakes, potato pancakes, and waffles. Various apple va...

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Sunflower Seed Pull-Apart Focaccia

This loaf is dramatic to serve, as the sunflower shape pulls apart with ease into tender, springy pieces for individual servings. Coating...

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Chèvre, Salmon, and Dill

Serve these savory pancakes for an elegant brunch or late supper. Use soft chèvre (goat cheese) for a snowy white color contrast with the...

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Cheese-Swirled Chocolate Bundt Cake

This bountiful, glamorous party cake is designed as a gala dessert, ideal to pair with espresso or Viennese roast coffee. A ribbon of cho...

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Classic Buttermilk Waffles

These crispy, light waffles are the basis for several flavor variations with dried and fresh fruit and nuts. You may wish to experiment w...

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Pear Pinwheel and Hazelnut Cake

Juicy sweet pears form a pinwheel on this elegant groundnut cake. A dusting of cinnamon-sugar makes a spicy finish.

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Five-Grain Fitness Waffles

A variety of grains produces an intriguingly wholesome flavor in these tendercrisp waffles. You may purchase the various flours from bulk...

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Classic Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

The classic crème brûlée has spawned countless flavor variations, yet this refined version is elegant in its simplicity. A vanilla bean i...

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Blueberry Sauce

This berry sauce is wonderful served warm over pancakes and waffles.

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Cappuccino Crème Brûlée

Here’s a créme brûlée with a rich coffee flavor, accented by Kahlua or brandy. It is nice to garnish the top with a few chocolate-covered...

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Caramel-Pecan Waffles

Laced with toasted pecans, these crunchy waffles are a top favorite of my family. They are superb cloaked in syrup for breakfast or drizz...

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Crystallized Ginger Crème Brûlée

Fresh ginger plus crystallized ginger lends a double boost of hot sweetness to this creamy dessert.

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Homemade Maple Syrup

Don’t despair if the pantry is out of syrup. Rich maple-flavored syrup is quick and easy to make at the last minute. It is particularly g...

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Spicy Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

This is an ideal dessert for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner and a nice switch on the traditional pumpkin pie. The custards can be baked ...

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Caramel Sauce

Caramelizing sugar develops a rich flavor and deep brown color in this dessert sauce. The secret to avoiding crystallization is to swirl ...

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Cherry Risotto Crème Brûlée

Old-fashioned rice pudding is elevated to three-star status in this creamy brûlée. Use Arborio or another short-grain Italian rice for th...

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Mocha Waffles with Chocolate Whipped Cream

The complementary duo of chocolate and coffee imparts a subtle mocha flavor to these elegant dessert waffles. They are sublime with the c...

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Berry Patch Crème Brûlée

A medley of berries gives a juicy flavor-packed taste to every biteful of this creamy dessert. A touch of framboise lends a delicious upl...

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Belgian Waffles with Berries and Whipped Cream

Honeycombed Belgian waffles make a dramatic cushion for a medley of strawberries, raspberries, and whipped cream. Most any waffle recipe ...

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No-Bake Zesty Lime Crème Brûlée

This no-bake brûlée does not require egg yolks, as the cream is thickened with lime juice. It is wonderfully refreshing, and may be serve...

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Gianduia Crème Brûlée

Gianduia- the addictive Italian duo of hazelnuts and chocolate-is a winning flavor in this custard. A commercial hazelnut-cocoa paste emp...

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Ice Cream Crème Brulee

The presentation is dazzling, yet the assembly is quite easy for this stellar sweet. A fluted chocolate dish holds an ice cream ball topp...

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Maple-Walnut Crème Brûlée

Maple sugar in the topping and maple syrup in the custard give a lovely pronounced sweetness to this walnut-enhanced dessert.

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Asparagus & Ham Crêpes

Fresh asparagus heralds springtime and makes a delectable entrée or first course encased in crêpes. Omit the ham for a vegetarian dish or...

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Tomato Crêpes with Ratatouille

Nestled in the spectacular wine country of South Africa, the elegant Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl serves crêpes in many styles, including t...

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Wild Mushroom Crêpes

Select a mixture of domestic and wild mushrooms for these woodsy crêpes. They make a delicious partner to venison steaks, leg of lamb, gr...

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Four-Cheese Rolls with Cherry Tomatoes

Four cheeses meld in an ethereal filling for rolled crêpes. Cherry tomatoes and basil strike a colorful accent. Serve these with snow pea...

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Turkey-Mushroom Crêpe Cake

This handsome multilayered crêpe stack is a fine way to utilize the leftover turkey from a roasted bird. A light Mornay sauce binds the s...

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Savory Crepes

These versatile, multipurpose crêpes, and the variations that follow, are great for savory fillings. Keep a stack on hand in the freezer ...

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Chicken, Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Crêpes

Choose these flavor-filled crêpes for a harvest treat. Good accompaniments include coleslaw, tiny green beans, and fresh peaches with van...

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Caramelized Apple & Calvados Crêpes

Better than warm apple pie, these caramelized apple crêpes are scented with apple brandy.

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Dessert Crêpes

You can vary the flavoring of these sweet crêpes to suit the intended filling: rum with chocolate or nuts, Cointreau with orange or lemon...

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Cherries Jubilee Crêpes

During their fleeting season, sweet cherries lend a luxurious fruitiness to crêpes.

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Peach Crêpes with Almond Praline

The crunch of praline contrasts with juicy peaches and whipped cream cheese for a winning summertime dessert.

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Ice Cream Crêpes with Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce tops these ice cream-filled crêpes showered with toasted pecans, Keep the various components on hand for a spur-of-the mome...

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Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue Neuchâteloise

When I visited the ski slopes of Zermatt, this dish was featured in all the mountaintop chalets. However, each of the different cantons ...

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Jarlsberg-Crab Fondue

Your guests will return their forks over and over to this delectable fresh crab fondue, relishing every bite. It works best to dry the s...

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Bavarian Beer Fondue

This hearty dish can make a full meal or stand in for an appetizer. It is fun to offer a colorful array of potatoes to dip: yellow Yukon...

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Mexican Green Chile Fondue

This rich but zingy cheese dip calls out for shrimp, crunchy vegetables, or apples. It is well suited for an informal backyard party or ...

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Bagna Cauda

The name of this Italian classic means “hot bath.” It invites a wide assortment of both raw and blanched vegetables for dipping. You can...

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