Archives: Recipes

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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

April 24, 2013 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes, Spring, Summer.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake is one of those recipes you need to know how to make: easy-to-make biscuits layered with juicy strawberries and freshly whipped cream…heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer! My biscuit cutter is a little smaller than 2 1/2″ so I got a few more biscuits out of the batch. I like to use coarse • Read More »

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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. • Read More »

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Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Lemon

April 9, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad.

We’re definitely moving into salad weather so here’s a recipe featuring pungent and peppery arugula tossed with homemade croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese and lightly dressed with good olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Don’t even think about using store-bought croutons. Homemade croutons are super easy to make and so much tastier! This is a simply-flavored salad • Read More »

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, New York City Deli-Style

April 5, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, New York City Deli-Style | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack.

I love egg sandwiches! They make a great meal with very little effort, and are a great breakfast on the go. Before trying this recipe, I usually just used English muffins as the foundation for my egg sandwich. The bagels, however, add a little more heft and you can switch up bagel flavors depending on • Read More »

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Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce

March 28, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

You can never have too many chicken recipes! This delicious Thai-inspired dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The super flavorful peanut sauce is the star of the show here. If you like Thai food then you’ll love this recipe! Don’t feel like pounding the chicken breasts? I ‘spose you could use chicken cutlets • Read More »

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

March 14, 2013 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

If you’re looking for a chocolate dessert that that will make you swoon then look no further. This wonderful cake is smooth and rich, and perfect for entertaining (Christmas, Valentines, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc.)! While easy to make, the cake does require time in the fridge (about 7 hours) so plan accordingly. Before serving the cake, drizzle each plate • Read More »

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