Sliced Duck Breast With Cumberland Sauce

duck breast with Cumberland sauce

Sliced Duck Breast with Cumberland Sauce, a sweet and savory appetizer or light meal, is easy to put together and can be prepared a day in advance and assembled at the last minute. It’s special enough for date night, an anniversary or a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Years ago, my husband and I had a […]

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Anthony’s Runway 84, An Old School Italian Restaurant

rigatoni with cauliflower

Do you have a favorite restaurant where you know what you are ordering before you walk through the door? If dining at Anthony’s Runway 84, an old school Italian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, there are go-to dishes you should order every time you visit the famous restaurant. Our family lives in South Florida and whenever […]

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Asian Pork Tenderloin With Peanut Sauce And Stir-Fried Noodles

pork tenderloin with peanut sauce and asian noodles

Tender pork tenderloin topped with peanut sauce and served alongside Asian stir-fried noodles is a combination of savory flavors that creates a colorful and delicious meal that’s simple to prepare. It’s better than ordering take out and might become one of your favorite go to meals…it’s that good. Not one or two but three easy […]

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Wishing You A Healthy And Happy New Year

fireworks in the night sky

As the world welcomes in 2021, we also mark the end of a difficult and challenging year for everyone. While we may start the arrival of the new year without fireworks, confetti, champagne, music and dancing, the New Year still symbolizes renewed hope and the beginning of a better tomorrow. In past years, midnight skies […]

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Fresh And Creamy Green Bean And Mushroom Casserole

green bean casserole

Fresh green beans and mushrooms topped with crispy onions and baked in a creamy porcini mushroom sauce is a delicious alternative to the classic green bean casserole from the 1950’s. Dig into this updated, traditional side dish and I think you will be a convert too…fresh is best. My updated green bean casserole came about […]

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The Magical Spirit Of Christmas

Christmas Market In Munich, Germany

Christmas won’t be typical this year but there’s always a way to enjoy some of the beloved holiday traditions and rituals that make this season special. The magic of Christmas will survive because the spirit of the holiday season lives within each of us. For centuries, Christmas markets which are also known as a Christkindlmarkt […]

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Savory Pineapple-Cranberry Chutney

pineapple-cranberry chutney

Pineapple-Cranberry Chutney, with its sweet, tart and savory ingredients, compliments and balances the rich flavors of holiday dishes. It’s the perfect condiment for baked ham, roasted turkey or goose, brie en croûte, pâtés or served alongside cured meats and cheeses on a beautiful charcuterie board when entertaining. Fruit chutneys are very versatile and are a […]

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Would you eat mincemeat pie or tartlets if you knew there was no meat, just flaky pastry filled with fruit and spices. How about fruitcake, the Christmas cake everyone jokes about? Some holiday desserts are misunderstood and should to be given another try…when properly made, they are delicious. One of the best parts of the […]

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creamy potato and fennel au gratin

potatoes au gratin

Cheesy, creamy and delicious, Potato and Fennel au Gratin, is the ultimate comfort food for fall and winter evening meals. Thinly sliced potatoes baked in cream with Gruyere and Fontina cheese, this brown and bubbly gratin can be prepared ahead of time making it the perfect holiday side dish. Potatoes, cheese and cream, three ingredients […]

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Harvest Salad With Roasted butternut squash and red onion

harvest salad with roasted butternut squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash and Red Onion Wedges tossed with Spiced Pecans, Cranberries, Gorgonzola Cheese and mixed greens is an incredibly delicious harvest salad perfect for fall and winter. This colorful salad, dressed with a sweet and tangy apple cider vinaigrette, makes a healthy side dish or light meal. This delicious harvest salad features butternut squash […]

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