Mediterranean Olives

Picture the Mediterranean and one of the first things you think about in regard to food is olives and olive oil. If you travel through the sunny countryside of Italy, Spain, France, Greece or Turkey to name a few, you will see olive trees planted everywhere and anywhere although mostly in craggy limestone areas. Sometimes […]

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Crispy Panko Chicken With Smoky Bacon Gravy

Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food with its crunchy skin and batter. It was one of my favorite meals that my mother made on Sunday when I was growing up.  A whole chicken would be cut up, battered and then deep-fried in oil in a large cast iron skillet until golden brown. It was […]

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Chicken And Caramelized Onion Quesadilla

After a hard day of working, be it a 9 to 5 job, caring for your children while doing house work or working outside in your garden, you sometimes want a meal that is easy to put together and that will be welcomed by the whole family. After a long day of working in my […]

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A Walk On The Wild Side…Wildflowers Of Course

You expect spring to be filled with blue skies, delicate blossoms, sweet smells in the warm air and birds chirping. After days and days of gray skies and continuous rain, the sun has finally come out. I thought we should go for a walk on the wild side…I’m talking about going for a walk through […]

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Crab Cakes With Mango Sweet Chili Salsa

Crabmeat in various forms can be found around the world. It can be prepared in thousands of ways…think about the famous Asian chilli crabs, San Francisco’s Dungeness crab cioppino, New Orleans crab gumbo, and Maryland’s famous crab cakes. Crab cakes are a regional favorite throughout the coastal areas of our country and are a favorite […]

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A Classic Italian Sunday Feast

My husband grew up in an Italian American home where most Sundays a classic meal was served around 2:00 P.M. in the afternoon. If you visit a home in one of the towns that has a “Little Italy” on a Sunday, you will more than likely smell the wonderful aroma of a long simmered sauce […]

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Pan Fried Pork Chops With A Warm Tapenade

I love pork chops! They are the bargain of the meat counter and no matter how they are prepared, they take on the flavors of what you combine them with. They can be braised and covered in cream gravy, grilled and covered with salsa and if you would like something a little special you can […]

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