Archives: Quick Cooking

Cat Head Biscuits

February 26, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Cat Head Biscuits | Filed in Baking, Bread, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I was instantly intrigued by this recipe because of it’s name and because my family loves biscuits. This Cat Head version is super easy to make (no rolling pin required), and they bake up tender, fluffy and delicious! They don’t have the flaky texture that a rolled out biscuit has but they are tasty all the same…and perfect when slathered […]

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Turkey Poblano Chili

February 2, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey

Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano  peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to […]

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Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 by andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated […]

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Grilled Sausage and Balsamic Onion Sandwich

June 13, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich

Until about five years ago, I was never that excited about sandwiches. Then all of a sudden I started finding creative recipes for them all over the place, like this one that combines simple ingredients in a fresh new way:  Grilled balsamic red onions and flavorful Italian sausages, juicy tomatoes, and peppery arugula served on lightly toasted ciabatta rolls. It’s a great […]

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Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if […]

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Crab & Avocado Salad

May 7, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Crab & Avocado Salad | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Seafood

This light and refreshing salad is perfect for Mother’s Day, or a light lunch or dinner. Because the flavors are so simple, fresh crab (not canned) is best in this recipe and definitely worth the splurge! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) making it perfect for Spring and Summer entertaining. Serve with crusty artisan […]

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Green Posole with Chicken

May 3, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Green Posole with Chicken | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Posole (also spelled pozole; pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a hearty, meaty Mexican soup or stew that includes hominy, although there are vegetarian versions out there, too. This recipe for Green Posole with Chicken is delicious, super easy to make and perfect for entertaining! The recipe calls for 1 cup of bottled green salsa but I used one 12-oz. jar of Trader Joe’s […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 1, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe […]

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Tomato Chile Salsa

April 30, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Tomato Chile Salsa | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian

If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky […]

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Sauteed Asparagus with Butter & Parmesan

April 19, 2013 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable

  Fresh asparagus is everywhere right now so why not pick some up next time you’re at the market and make this simple side dish. It’s super easy, and goes with a variety of meaty main dishes. Enjoy! Note: Remember to cut the tough, woody ends off each spear of asparagus. Click here to learn how. […]

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