Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

This Crispy Chicken Parmesan, prepared with three cheeses and topped with a freshly made marinara sauce, is hard to resist. There is no need to go to your neighborhood Italian restaurant when you can cook this delicious meal to share with your family in the comfort of your own kitchen. When you are craving Italian […]

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How To Cook Tender And Juicy Pork Chops

perfectly cooked pork chop

Yes, it is possible to serve incredible tasting pork chops at your dinner table. Start with well marbled, quality pork from heritage breeds such as Berkshire or Duroc that are naturally juicy and tender. Quickly pan sear and finish in the oven to just 145° internal temperature, the chops will be moist and flavorful, not dry. I’m […]

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Cowboy Caviar ( Texas Caviar )

cowboy caviar or texas caviar

Cowboy Caviar also known as Texas Caviar is made with simple, healthy ingredients similar to Pico de Gallo. This delicious appetizer can be served as a dip with tortilla chips but also as a bean salad or as a colorful side, making it a fantastic dish to bring to a potluck dinner. My husband and […]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Small Bites And A Glass of Bubbly


Small bite hors d’oeuvres will add a festive touch as you drink your favorite glass of bubbly and wait to ring in the New Year. Whether it’s the two of you at home or you need to bring an appetizer to a party, any of these bite size appetizers will be a hit.   Click […]

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Chicken With Sicilian Inspired Pistachio Herb Sauce

chicken with Sicilian inspired pistachio herb sauce

Perk up sautéed chicken by topping it with a Sicilian inspired savory pistachio herb sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, the olive oil based sauce, similar to pesto or salsa verde, also makes a delicious, healthy topping for fish or grilled summer vegetables. Italy is well known for its flavor packed, fresh […]

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Cooking From Your Pantry, Marinated Chickpea Salad

marinated chickpea, tomato and cucumber salad

Warming a can of chickpeas in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and herbs before adding them to your favorite salad makes a huge difference in flavor. Add them to perfectly ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumber chunks and a light lemony dressing for a summer salad bursting with Mediterranean flavors in every bite. I’ve lived through blizzards […]

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Shrimp With Fresh Ranchero Sauce On Charred Corn Polenta

shrimp with fresh ranchero sauce on charred corn polenta

If you are crazy about shrimp and grits, then you are going to love my recipe for shrimp with fresh ranchero sauce on charred corn polenta. Wonderfully creamy polenta with charred corn and pepper jack cheese is topped with sautéed shrimp and a vibrant southwestern inspired fresh tomato ranchero sauce. It seems that shrimp and […]

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Jamaican Red Beans And Rice

Jamaican Red Beans And Rice

Jamaican Red Beans and Rice is a simple to prepare, flavorful side dish that is simmered in creamy coconut milk and fresh aromatics. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and easy on the family budget, it is no wonder that similar versions can be found throughout the Caribbean, Latin American and elsewhere. You will find many versions […]

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Nicole’s Coconut Custard Tarts

coconut custard tarts

For coconut lovers everywhere, these individual moist and delicious coconut custard tarts are a super easy dessert that combines a crisp, sweet buttery pastry crust with a coconut custard filling that is prepared in a matter of minutes and then baked to a beautiful golden brown. On a recent Caribbean cruise, one of our ports […]

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Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Meatballs Served With Pistachio Couscous

pomegranate glazed lamb meatballs

Pomegranate glazed lamb meatballs are savory, sweet and tangy with just the right amount of sticky goodness. The flavor and texture of the lamb mixed with lots of fresh herbs and seasoning is one that I believe you will enjoy but if you are not a fan of lamb, beef may be substituted. Meatballs can […]

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