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Month: January 2019

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

One of our favorite spots when dining out is a wonderful restaurant that features Latin cuisine with Salvadorian specialties plus TexMex classics. They serve the much anticipated “chips and salsa” but they also bring a fabulous warm black bean dip. Taking a page from this […]

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

How to best describe this dish? In a word it’s wonderful! It’s a chili full of roasted chicken, a bounty of hearty legumes and spicy Southwestern flavors! Emily and I share a love for entertaining and have found that soup dinners are a fun way […]

Spiced Pear Bellinis

Spiced Pear Bellinis

Sparkling cocktails shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions or the holidays. And here’s one good reason to pop the cork on the bubbly! It’s a refreshing twist on the classic Bellini delivered with a subtle sweetness from fresh pears and a hint of spice from […]

Sausage and Tomato Frittata

Sausage and Tomato Frittata

Fluffy eggs tossed with three types of wonderful cheese – nutty Fontina, Parmesan and creamy Ricotta. Then roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, parsley and arugula are added along with some gorgeous Italian sausage. All together, you’ve got one amazing frittata! Hearty enough for dinner yet […]

Avocado Bread

Avocado Bread

Ripe avocados baked into a quick bread with beautiful tones of ground cinnamon, pure vanilla and crunchy pecans. This will throw your avocado toast into a different dimension! I had seen this recipe in a number of my older cookbooks and with the wild popularity of […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Lamb and pork sautéed with sweet onions and carrots then topped with a bed of creamy mashed potatoes. Comfort does have a name and it’s Shepherd’s Pie! Neither my Mom nor my Grandmothers were prone to waste leftovers so I learned from the best. Having […]

Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

Rich and savory with chunks of tender new potatoes and flaky white fish simmered in a luscious broth highlighted by the essence of thyme. Though I spend hours in the kitchen there are nights when I have limited time to make dinner. Soup is a […]

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Fragrant tea bread – full of plump, fresh blueberries nestled into subtle notes of lemon. Dusted with a bit of cinnamon and sugar and this quick bread delivers a brightness on a grey winter day! It’s the middle of January but there is a bounty […]

Chicken Marbella – Roasted Chicken with Prunes, Olives and Capers

Chicken Marbella – Roasted Chicken with Prunes, Olives and Capers

Chicken Marbella is one of those recipes that you just need a little faith to try. The payoff is so worth it! Take the saltiness from plump green olives and capers – those delightful little pickled flower buds – and you have elevated roasted chicken […]

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a breath of brightness and beauty in the middle of winter – roasted beets served with juicy oranges and piquant red onions perched atop peppery arugula and fresh greens. One of my many favorite things in popping in for a visit with Emily […]

Date Smoothies

Date Smoothies

The transition between all the holiday goodies and real life can be a challenging one. But this luscious smoothie might help ease the pain! Dates are naturally sweet with an almost caramel like flavor. Said to be high in a variety of nutritional values – […]

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats

Creamy and nutty, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of steel cut oats to warm you right down to your toes on a cold winter morning! My Mom often made hot cereal for breakfast and oats were frequently on her table. Oatmeal is often […]


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