This delicious recipe is the perfect reason to throw a Spring dinner party! Inexpensive chicken quarters are browned and roasted in a flavorful sauce of lemon juice, white wine, shallots, and green olives then finished off with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and feta cheese. The dish can be made ahead and reheated, making it perfect for • Read More »
Chicken and Rice Soup with Spinach, Lemon and DillMarch 22, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken and Rice Soup with Spinach, Lemon and Dill | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
It’s officially Spring but it’s still a bit chilly here in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, we got a surprise couple inches of snow last night so school is on a two-hour late start this morning. While the kids are out playing in the fluffy white stuff, I’m thinking about what soup I’ll be making today. Here’s • 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 »
Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint CookiesDecember 9, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.
These jewel-like cookies are easy-to-make, beautiful and lightly flavored with lemon. They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookies and they get raves every time I make them. Enjoy! Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies -Recipe from foodnetwork.com, Emeril Lagasse Makes 4 dozen cookies. 1/2 cup raspberry jam or jelly 1 tablespoon Chambord or kirsch 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • Read More »
Grilled Buttermilk ChickenSeptember 5, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Buttermilk Chicken | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes.
Since we still have a few more prime grilling weeks left before the cooler weather of Autumn sets in, I thought I’d share this recipe for Grilled Buttermilk Chicken. The simple marinade not only tenderizes the meat but gives it a light lemon and dill flavor. Plan ahead so the chicken can marinate for at least a few hours. • Read More »
Grilled Citrus SalmonAugust 31, 2010 | By andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Seafood.
As much as I love trying new recipes, there’s a few I make over and over again because they are delicious and reliable. Grilled Citrus Salmon is one of those recipes. It’s simple yet special enough to serve at a dinner party. If you don’t have a grill, no big deal…just bake it in the • Read More »
Greek Salad Salsa with Toasted Pita ChipsAugust 26, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
I took this awesome Greek-inspired salsa to a pool party recently. Dang, it’s good! I chose to make it because it’s super easy and I had all the makings for it. It’s a perfect summertime appetizer!!! I followed the recipe for the salsa except that I didn’t have the fresh oregano so I used a little • Read More »
Blueberry-Lemon Cornmeal CakeAugust 19, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer.
Blueberries and lemon…I love the flavor combination! This easy-to-make cake highlights this beautiful summer berry in a delicious way! The addition of cornmeal adds a little texture without making the cake heavy or gritty. I took the Blueberry-Lemon Cornmeal Cake to a recent dinner gathering along with a Raspberry-Peach Cake. I guess our friends liked the cakes because there • Read More »
Indonesian Grilled SwordfishJune 9, 2010 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood.
I cooked swordfish last night for the first time in ages. I was recently flipping through Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbookwhen I came across her recipe for Indonesian Grilled Swordfish. I had heard good things about her Indonesian Chicken recipe so I decided to give the swordfish version a try. Boy, am • Read More »
Roast Beef, Red Pepper, Spinach, and Feta Sandwiches with Tahini DressingMay 13, 2010 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Recipes, Sandwich.
I’m always looking for new and interesting sandwich recipes so I was intrigued when I saw this twist on a roast beef sandwich. There’s lots of flavor going on here: sweet red peppers, tangy feta cheese, earthy cumin and cilantro, and a lemony tahini dressing. For the bread, I used a pre-cut loaf of ciabatta bread • Read More »