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Spicy rice noodles with chicken, basil and lime

We all need more recipes like this one. Pantry staples, a pound of ground chicken, and dinner is on the table in about 2..

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Asparagus salad with arugula, fennel, crispy potato and a creamy italian dressing

In this tasty salad, think of the potatoes as you would croutons….not the main focus of the dish but a wonderful additio..

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Two bite turkey sliders… for manly men

This recipe was inspired by  Turkey Patties for Manly Men in The Family Chef, by Jewels and Jill Elmore.  Admittedly, I ..

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Summer squash salad with quinoa and mozzarella

A great little combination of summer flavors…perfect make ahead side dish for your next cookout.  If you are tired of q..

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Cornucopia

Here is a little something for your next get-together.  Instead of setting out a bowl of nuts or chips, serve Cornucopi..

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Two cabbage slaw with avocado, red onion and a grapefruit vinaigrette

  This salad has a lot going on…texture, flavor and color…. yet it is quite simple to throw together. The creaminess of..

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Mexican potato and black bean salad

It is super easy to make a potato salad without mayonnaise since potatoes work with almost any vinaigrette, but this o..

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Black kale with grape tomatoes, garlic, and chillies

Black Kale is also known as Tuscan Kale (or cavolo nero).  It has long, dark green leaves and is flat… compared to the ..

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Grilled peanut chicken

This recipe is adapted from a book that I found, about 20 years ago, in Crate and Barrel.  It was part of a display fo..

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Hard cooked eggs with basil and fluffy ham

Wonderful opportunities arise when you have a bit of leftover ham in the frig.  I’m not talking about deli meats…not col..

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Leaping frog chicken

“Every so often a recipe comes along that will change your life”  These are the words from Jane Daniels Lear that convin..

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Peanut butter petal cookies

Don’t know why I usually wait until the holidays to pull out my cookie press.  Its such a quick and easy way to fill up ..

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Southern “paté” with pickled red onions and cucumbers

Liver-haters stay put.  This is paté southern-style, full of black-eyed peas and country ham.  Remember Underwood Devile..

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Gingerbread with buttered pears and pecans

As much as I like the idea of gingerbread warm from the oven, this cake actually tastes even better the next day when a..

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End-of-the-summer tomato bread salad with peppers and black olives

This salad is a combination of inspiration from the excellent dinner party thrown by Outstanding in the Field and a reci..

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Pasta salad with corn, tomatoes, feta and chili-lime vinaigrette

This is a wonderful salad from one of my favorite cookbooks, At Blanchard’s Table, by Melinda and Robert Blanchard.  P..

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Apple crumb nut muffins

This recipe comes from The Muffin Lady, Muffins, Cupcakes, and Quick Breads for the Happy Soul, by Linda Fisher. Lind..

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Slow roasted salmon with shallots, dill, tarragon and parsley

I first made this salmon as part of a recipe for Wild Salmon Salad with beets, potato, egg and mustard vinaigrette from ..

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