Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes • Read More »
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Crab & Avocado SaladMay 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 »
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate GlazeMarch 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 »
Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken ThighsSeptember 17, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Indian, Main Dish, Recipes.
I love Indian food so I was eager to try this recipe for Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs. The grilled chicken is tender and flavored with fragrant spices. Let the chicken marinate for several hours (up to 12) for best flavor. Serve with basmati rice and a cucumber salad. Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs -recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine This • Read More »
Summer Wheat Berry SaladAugust 17, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetarian.
This simple summery salad is packed with fiber and flavor, and was the perfect lunch on a recent picnic at the beach. I especially love the texture of the chewy wheat berries. It’s also a versatile salad that you can build on — Feta or goat cheese would be great additions, as well as green • Read More »
Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub and Horseradish-Chive SauceJune 30, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood, Summer.
I love, love, love salmon that’s been cooked on a cedar plank! Every time I’ve used this cooking technique, the fish has been moist and delicious with a wonderful hint of smoky flavor. This particular recipe features a simple lemon-herb-pepper rub and a tasty horseradish-chive sauce…YUM! It’s definitely a great summer dish that is perfect for entertaining! • Read More »
Prosciutto, Apple, and Brie Monte CristosApril 2, 2012 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.
This is a great sandwich! The combination of pungent Dijon, salty prosciutto, sweet apple and creamy brie is delicious! The recipe calls for adding honey to the Dijon but I liked it better without the honey because the apple brings enough sweetness to the sandwich (adding honey to the mustard makes it too sweet, in • Read More »
Sear-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Lemon-Ginger ButterFebruary 29, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.
Salmon, a great source of heart-healthy Omega-3, is a staple out here in the Pacific Northwest. I love the stuff! This easy recipe for the pink-fleshed fish calls for searing then finishing the salmon fillets in the oven. The fillets are then plated and topped with a dollop of lemon-ginger butter, which adds a citrusy zing to the dish • Read More »
Triple-Sesame Jasmine RiceFebruary 25, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish.
Quick and flavorful, this recipe is a nice side dish for an Asian-themed meal. Jasmine rice, a fragrant long-grain variety, is common in Thai cuisine and available in many grocery stores. Look in the Asian section of your market (or an Asian market) for the sesame oil and both types of sesame seeds. For extra • Read More »
Shrimp and Asparagus with Cheddar GritsFebruary 21, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood, Shrimp.
Since I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes, I had to try this one when I saw it: creamy, cheese-spiked grits topped with sauteed shrimp and asparagus. Yum! It’s easy to make, very tasty and can easily be doubled (this recipe serves 2-3). I had trouble finding old-fashioned grits but found Bob’s • Read More »