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Month: March 2019

Melba Sauce – Celebrate the Beauty of Raspberries!

Melba Sauce – Celebrate the Beauty of Raspberries!

Brilliant scarlet in color – this sauce is lightly sweet and uncomplicated!  The stars in this classic sauce are the raspberries. And they show that in a very beautiful way some of the best desserts are really quite simple. Sauces can take a simple treat […]

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Take the brightness of fennel mingle it with peppery arugula and toss with sweet orange, creamy avocados, toasted pecans and fresh Parmesan and Fontina. Then dress it with orange pecan vinaigrette – absolutely wonderful for a midweek meal! It’s a simple salad with a gorgeous […]

Chicken Caesar Sandwich with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Chicken Caesar Sandwich with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Take a blend of ricotta swirl in a touch of tangy Caesar dressing and smear it on a toasted ciabatta roll. Then layer it with slices of savory chicken. Top with cherry tomatoes roasted with garlic, rich olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add crisp romaine, […]

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie with Fresh Rosemary

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie with Fresh Rosemary

The combination of lemons and blueberries offers something quite wonderful. Throw in a hint of fresh rosemary with a drizzle of golden honey and you’ve got one uniquely delicious and frosty beverage! Lemons and blueberries seem perfect for a little refresh on this first weekend […]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Layers of creamy bananas, sweet pineapple and toasted pecans with a wisp of cinnamon topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting – whipped with more toasted pecans. Hello spring! Celebrating a birthday is always a great reason for cake! I’ve celebrated birthdays with two very […]

Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Creamy Walnut Pesto

Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Creamy Walnut Pesto

A slightly nutty crunch blends into a rich, green pesto sauce wrapping tender tortellini – those delicate little bundles of pasta filled with cheese. Toss everything together with chunks of roasted chicken. It’s rich, easy and quick! Our lives get so busy and even though […]

Irish Whiskey Affogato

Irish Whiskey Affogato

Looking for something a wee bit decadent to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Look no further than this luscious cocktail – boasting both Irish whiskey and Irish cream! Throw in a splash of dark roast coffee, a scoop of ice cream and you’re sure to please […]

Irish Freckle Bread

Irish Freckle Bread

Though I’m not prone to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, it seems appropriate to give a nod to this charming old holiday. No green beer here but instead a fruit and nut studded loaf that creates a celebration fit for a Saint! In flipping […]

Orange Braised Carrots

Orange Braised Carrots

This is a perfect dish to brighten up your day – tender carrots braised in a divine orange sauce with the right touch of ground cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg! Carrots are one of our favorite vegetables and the addition of orange is a great […]

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Spring is a little less than three weeks away but you couldn’t tell it if you stepped outside. The temperature has dropped and we’re looking at some chilly weather for the next few days. So dust off this centuries old recipe, with a bit of […]


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