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Seared Scallops With Watercress, Orange And Pistachio Salad

Sweet citrus, peppery watercress and crunchy pistachios are served with tender pan seared sea scallops for a delicious yet very healthy meal. Include a whole grain roll and a glass of red wine and it is a good example of … Continue reading

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A New DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle

A new DASH Mediterranean Lifestyle is something I’ll be occasionally writing about on Back Road Journal. If you aren’t familiar with DASH, it is the most recommended diet in America. The diet is not a weight loss diet but rather a … Continue reading

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Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli And Peanuts

My recipe for Thai Style Noodles With Chicken, Broccoli and Peanuts will remind you of the ever popular Pad Thai dish that everyone seems to love. While not an authentic dish that you might find in Thailand, the recipe does have … Continue reading

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Cuban Black Beans Done Quickly

We all need shortcuts in our busy lives and this easy recipe for Cuban Black Beans is perfect for one of your weeknight meals. When you don’t have time to soak dried beans and cook them for several hours, try this quick … Continue reading

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Traditional Italian Sunday Dinner, Four Cheese Stuffed Shells

A Traditional Italian Sunday Dinner where extended family and friends gather around a large dining room table for platters of pasta, meats and delicious pastries may be starting to wane as older generations pass away and today’s young families seem to … Continue reading

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Panna Cotta With Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

Creamy and velvety smooth Almond Panna Cotta turns into a decadently delicious finale for your holiday meal when topped with Luxardo Maraschino Cherries. The amazing marasca sour cherries from the Veneto region of Italy are candied and then steeped in a … Continue reading

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Green Beans And Pecans With A Tart Cherry Vinaigrette

Green Beans And Pecans Tossed With A Tart Cherry Vinaigrette is a sweet and savory side dish that can be prepared in under thirty minutes. The recipe is as delicious as it is easy and goes well with most main … Continue reading

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Spiced Cranberry Chutney

 Spiced Cranberry Chutney, a tangy sweet condiment, will fill your kitchen with the aromas of the holidays.  Aromatic spices are cooked with fresh and dried fruits along with orange juice, cider vinegar and rum to create a bright and chunky chutney … Continue reading

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken Stew

If you are tired of serving the same meals over and over, try Moroccan Spiced Chicken Stew. This exotic sounding but simple one pot meal from North Africa can be prepared in under an hour. Your family and friends will … Continue reading

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Italian Lentil, Sausage and Pasta Soup

When soup season rolls around, make a pot of Italian Lentil, Sausage, And Pasta Soup. It is a flavorful and hearty soup, nourishing and quick cooking, so it makes a delicious a weekday meal for you and your family. I … Continue reading

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