Easy Black Beans And Sausage, Brazilian Style

feijoada bean and meat stew

Mention Brazil and you might think about Brazilian steakhouses called churrascarias and caipirinhas cocktails. A visit to this colorful and welcoming country should also include trying feijoada, a rich, smoky bean and meat stew served with rice, collard greens and orange slices, considered the beloved national dish of Brazil. Brazil has many versions of feijoada, […]

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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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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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Curried Butternut Squash Ravioli

curried butternut squash ravioli

Indian curry sauce may sound like an unlikely partner to toss with Italian ravioli but the savory, slightly spicy flavor of the cream sauce works wonderfully with sweet butternut squash ravioli.  Topped with caramelized butternut squash, crunchy toasted almonds, sweet raisins and green scallions, it’s colorful and delicious. The warm spices, rich flavors and fresh […]

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Flounder Oreganata

flounder Oreganata

If you have been hesitant about cooking fish, you can’t go wrong preparing crunchy breadcrumb and herb topped Flounder Oreganata. This Italian American favorite is quick and easy to prepare. Mix up the breadcrumb topping, place on the fish and bake until golden brown…as simple as that. The Oreganata crumb topping is also delicious on other […]

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Tuscan White Beans And Tuna / Fagioli e Tonno

Tuscan White Beans And Tuna or Fagioli e Tonno in Italian is a classic dish that is usually served as a starter in Italy but it also makes a nice lunch. It is beyond simple to prepare and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. You can turn this into an Italian insalata […]

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Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Toasted Pepitas

sweet and spicy pork tenderloin

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin topped with a sprinkling of toasted pepita seeds is a mouthwatering, healthy meal that can be on your kitchen table in less than an hour. There is no fancy cooking, just rub the pork with the spice mixture, pan sear quickly and finish in the oven. The lean and tender pork cooks quickly […]

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Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus Sauce

ravioli with asparagus and mushrooms

Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Sauce is the perfect spring meatless meal. Surprisingly, it is prepared without any cream whatsoever. While cream is not bad as long as it is used sparingly, it is not needed in this delicious pasta recipe that your family and friends will truly love. Ravioli With A Creamy Mushroom And Asparagus […]

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers are made with colorful bell peppers filled with seasoned beef, rice and a fresh pico de gallo sauce then topped with cheese and baked until tender and golden. I like to serve the delicious peppers on a bed of charred corn with fresh tomatoes, avocado and multigrain chips on the side. This […]

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Seared Scallops With Watercress, Orange And Pistachio Salad

scallops with watercress and orange 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 a heart healthy Mediterranean meal that is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts […]

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