Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

Spinach And Three Cheese Stuffed Shells are baked with two sauces, both a marinara as well as a light Alfredo sauce, until hot and bubbly. It’s the perfect dish to serve at a large gathering as the shells can to assembled ahead of time and baked right before serving. However, the stuffed pasta shells are […]

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Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer

Do you want an appetizer that will please the pickiest eater but impress your foodie friends? Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer takes mere minutes to put together and is perfect to serve at an impromptu gathering of friends. We have all had it happen…you get a phone call from friends that happen to be in the […]

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Huevos Rancheros, A Fiesta Of Flavors

The classic Mexican dish, Huevos Rancheros,  Is A Fiesta Of Flavors.  Fried eggs sitting on top of corn tortillas and served with a rustic tomato chili ranchero sauce can be found all over Mexico. If you travel there on vacation, you will find this dish at a simple  cantina as well as at famous beachside […]

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Harira, A Moroccan Chickpea And Lentil Soup

If you are like me and have ever dreamed about traveling to Morocco, your first thoughts might be of intriguing alleyways leading to exotic markets filled with conical mounds of saffron, cumin, turmeric and paprika. Wandering a little further on there would be stalls with earthenware jars filled with olives, preserved lemons and spicy harissa. […]

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Three Cheese Mac And Cheese Gratin

One of the “top ten” comfort foods on most everyone’s list has to be pasta. Dig deeper into which pasta dish would be at the top of the list and the answer would probably be macaroni and cheese. It is such a favorite that most of us have given it the nickname of mac and […]

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Spinach And Mushroom Salad With Butternut Squash Croutons

I love salads, either as a main course for lunch or as a side at dinner. They can be prepared with a variety of seasonal greens, fruits and vegetables fresh from the market. This colorful  spinach and mushroom salad with butternut squash croutons is sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)  and drizzled with a dressing […]

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A Taste Of Italy…Cavolo Nero Con Fagioli E Patate

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Italy, finding a small trattoria out in the countryside, and sampling some of the wonderful foods you have read about for years, then you are like me. I think we all hope that we can find that special little spot that the tourists haven’t discovered. We would […]

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The Foraging Trilogy III: Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

This trilogy started with a day trip to Portland and a delicious lunch. The meal included a meze plate that had a wonderful Italian black pepper dry salami. I made a note to see if one of the local markets might have it in stock. While at the markets, I found fresh mushrooms that reminded […]

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Summer Eggplant Parmesan

Whether you have a garden or visit your local farmers market, right now there should be an abundance of tender sweet eggplants and juicy tomatoes. The first thing that pops into my mind is eggplant parmesan. But in the summer, I certainly don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen with the oven on […]

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Wasabi Glazed Salmon With Sesame Brown Rice And Roasted Asparagus

I am a foodie that likes to eat healthy but I also want to have every morsel of food taste delicious.  Wasabi Glazed Salmon  served with Sesame Brown Rice with Roasted Asparagus and a marinated cucumber salad is so full of flavor that you may think you are dining in a nice restaurant instead of […]

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