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Fresh Tomato Soup

By admin / September 19, 2017

The end of summer always offers great big boxes of fresh tomatoes at discounted prices. Homemade sauce and tomato soup are on the menu when this happens. Here’s a nice recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup. I like it both chunky and smooth depending on my mood. Get the recipe by clicking next below.

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Vidalia Onion Pie

By admin / September 5, 2017

Vidalia onions are mellow and sweet onions and especially good when baked into a creamy custard and topped with delicious melted cheese. This is an easy meal to make and works well with a simple salad or some fresh-sliced tomatoes. Believe it or not, it is also great chilled and straight out of the fridge […]

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15 Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

By admin / June 6, 2017

This is a nice recipe for curry lovers.  This soup recipe is quick and easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or as an entree. Give this super flavorful recipe a try.  15-minutes and you will have a Coconut Curry Noodle Soup that rivals your favorite Thai restaurant. Click next to get […]

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Dianne’s Zucchini Squares

By admin / June 5, 2017

Once again, thank you Dianne! I had these Zucchini Squares at a backyard bbq last week and had to have this recipe! Dianne cut these zucchini squares into bite-sized pieces and it proved completely addictive. I will definitely be making this recipe. I think that these squares would be great to have in the fridge for those […]

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Brazilian Shrimp Soup

By admin / June 4, 2017

I will admit that I don’t know anything much about Brazilian food, but this recipe caught my eye. Everything about it sounds delicious. The ingredient that surprised me most about this recipe is the coconut milk. I didn’t know that coconut milk was used in Brazilian cuisine. I haven’t yet tried this recipe, but I […]

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Vegetable Bean Dip

By admin / May 18, 2017

This is a super simple and really healthy dip that can be kept in the refrigerator for those snacking emergencies. It can be served as a dip or sprinkled over your favorite greens to spruce up a salad. You’ll love all the colors and textures this dip has to offer! Get this recipe by clicking […]

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Health Salad

By admin / May 17, 2017

Simple ingredients make this healthy salad particularly good. The nice balance of sugar and vinegar is very refreshing and perfect as summer side or up-front salad. See the recipe by clicking next below.

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By admin / May 1, 2017

Looking for a light and healthy, flavorful appetizer or spring dinner? This recipe will do it. These delightful Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps bring together fresh and spicy flavors with a delightful texture. Make sure that the iceberg lettuce you use is chilled and very fresh. It will make the difference between good and great Thai […]

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Chicken Taco Cupcakes

By admin / January 26, 2017

Hand-held chicken taco cupcakes are great to serve as an appetizer or as a fun meal. Kids love these! If you prefer, these work well with beef instead of chicken. You could even use shrimp or ground turkey. The best part is that you can add whatever toppings you like or let everyone add their […]

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Shrimp Quesadillas

By admin / January 23, 2017

Shrimp Quesadillas make a very nice appetizer or entree. They look pretty on a platter and can be made in a variety of ways. This recipe includes sun dried tomatoes which make this recipe a bit different. Alter ingredients in to make it perfect for your family…or have everyone make their own quesadilla. Owning a […]

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Chili Lime Yogurt Dip with Salsa Pita Chips

By admin / January 19, 2017

Simple, healthy ingredients make for a great up-front appetizer or snack. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt is perfect for this recipe. Dips are great with veges, pita chips, tortilla chips or just about anything. Chip & Dip Bowl To see the recipe click next below.

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes

By admin / October 11, 2016

Talk about a versitile recipe! These Cheesy Potato Pancakes are always a hit and can be served as a snack, an appetizer, a meatless meal, main entree, or as a side dish. You’ll want to make sure to make a lot as they do become addicting. I like to serve them with sour cream, but […]

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Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

By admin / September 16, 2016

Soup season is upon us! Yeah! This hearty, spicy, Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tortellini soup is a perfect one-pot meal on a cool evening. I am one of those who loves high impact flavors so when I make this soup, I use hot Italian sausage and add extra spice by adding some cayenne pepper.  When combined with […]

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Chili Cheese Dog Dip

By admin / September 14, 2016

This is a hearty dip loaded with homemade chili, cheese, hot dogs, bacon, and more. Don’t be intimidated by the somewhat longer list of ingredients – it’s totally worth it and not actually difficult at all, nor is it expensive to make given the insane amount of dip it creates. You can serve this with […]

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Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus

By admin / September 12, 2016

This Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus is the real thing. Starting from dried chickpeas, everything that goes into this recipe is healthy and delicious. Hummus is one of those foods that I can eat instead of dinner. I always feel I’m eating healthy but in addition, I feel indulged. This Whipped Feta Tzatziki Hummus brings together […]

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Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza

By admin / September 6, 2016

I started with my basic pizza crust recipe and added a bit of honey to help tie it to all the sweet, delicious things I was going to pile on top. Like slices of brie, raspberry preserves, fresh raspberries and chopped rosemary. And as if that wasn’t enough, I added candied pecans and honey after […]

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3 Ingredient Jalapeno Poppers

By admin / August 14, 2016

Sometimes you need a sure-fire appetizer that you know everyone will love but you don’t want a lot of work. This 3 Ingredient Jalapeno Popper recipe is just the right for that situation. 3 simple ingredients and in about 15 minutes you will be serving a lot of happiness! Click next to Watch the Video […]

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5 Ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart

By admin / August 12, 2016

Garden tomatoes are being picked faster than I can use them. They are sweet and delicious so I am always in search of new recipes that showcase these delightful tomatoes. I found this simple 5 ingredient Roasted Tomato Tart recipe on Rachel Ray’s website. It is the perfect recipe for this time of year. The […]

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Homemade Hummus

By admin / August 2, 2016

I think I am addicted to hummus. I probably eat hummus 6 days a week with pita chips. I also top it with different things depending upon my mood. I buy my hummus at the supermarket….and love it. However, I love to cook and I decided that I’d like to make it myself. So, naturally, […]

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Pizza Dip

By admin / July 29, 2016

Melted Heaven. At my house, pizza is a regular visitor. We make it in, we take it out, we eat it out…we Love It! This Pizza Dip is a great idea for when you need that pizza fix and want to serve pizza as an appetizer. It is truly delicious. Serve it with delicious bread, […]

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Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower

By admin / July 25, 2016

Trying to get someone who doesn’t like vegetables to give them a try? This is the recipe for you! Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower is just pure enjoyment – even for those who believe they don’t like veges. The garlic and honey truly disguise the cauliflower from tasting at all like a vegetable. Give it a […]

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Caprese Salad with Balsamic

By admin / July 25, 2016

Creamy mozzarella, savory fresh basil combined with the acidic tomatoes and tangy balsamic make this Caprese Salad with Balsamic the perfect summer salad. The only thing missing is a good crusty bread. In fact, a good Portuguese roll makes the perfect bread for creating a Caprese sandwich. Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes, diced 3 ounces fresh […]

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Portuguese Rolls

By admin / July 21, 2016

Portuguese rolls somehow are unlike other breads and roll. The texture is great and you know as soon as you pick up one the rolls that it is going to be good. The outside is delightfully crusty on the outside and light and airy in the center making it perfect for sandwiches and for absorbing […]

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Garlic Butter Sauteed Clams

By admin / July 17, 2016

Sauteed Clams – Cooked in your favorite frying pan, these clams with loads of garlic butter, white wine and parsley are the easiest sauteed clams recipe ever, It will take you a mere 15 mins to make! Every fine seafood restaurant has a section of the menu dedicated to shellfish and sauteed clam is always on top […]

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Roasted Eggplant Caponata

By admin / July 17, 2016

Roasted eggplant Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant (aubergine) dish consisting of a cooked vegetable salad made from chopped fried eggplant and celery seasoned with sweetened vinegar, with capers in a sweet and sour sauce. I first encountered it years ago in one of my favorite Italian restaurants where it was served, on the table before the meal, […]

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3 Ingredient Zucchini Parmesan

By admin / July 16, 2016

Nothing could be more simple or more delicious that this zucchini parm. With just 3 ingredients and moments to set up and cook you will be adding this to your “regular” menu – especially during the summer when zucchinis are plentiful and very inexpensive. Zucchini Parmesan can be used as an appetizer/finger food, as a […]

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Watermelon Fire & Ice Salsa

By admin / July 8, 2016

Watermelon truly signifies summertime. By the time watermelon is in the stores, we are all craving summer fruit. This Watermelon Fire & Ice Salsa is perfect for one of those summertime party events. It is hot and cool and Delicious! If red, yellow and orange peppers are available in the store, adding them to this delicious […]

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The Ultimate Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

By admin / July 5, 2016

I remember years ago when I got my first grill I started browsing various grilling sites and online forums to learn more about how to grill and what to grill. It was then that I learned about ABTs – Atomic Buffalo Turds. Turned out it was nothing more than grilled or smoked bacon wrapped jalapeno […]

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Crispy Fried Dill Pickles

By admin / July 3, 2016

Check out this video for Crispy Fried Dill Pickles – To die for Delicious! Add a bit of fun to your menu by adding these crispy fried pickles. Source: Get In My Belly

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Spicy Garlic Fried Chicken

By admin / June 28, 2016

Kkanpunggi is a spicy Korean Chinese garlic fried chicken stir-fried with vegetables and a sweet, sour, spicy sauce. It originates in China but was modified to suit Korean tastes, with Korean ingredients. If you haven’t ever eaten Korean fried chicken, you are in for a treat! via Maangchi

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Tortellini Soup

By admin / May 19, 2016

Ingredients 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon butter 2 (14 oz) cans of chicken broth 8 oz. Cheese tortellini 1 (15 oz.) can chopped spinach, undrained 1 (14 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained & cut up Grated Parmesan cheese Directions In large saucepan, over medium-high heat: cook garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes. Add broth and […]

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Perogi Stromboli

By admin / May 6, 2016

Here is the Polish twist on a favorite Italian classic. Perogi Stromboli brings together two delicious foods. Creamy mashed potatoes and sweet caramelized onions fill this delicious Stromboli pizza dough. This could be the newest comfort food. I like to serve Perogi Stromboli with sour cream for dipping. Ingredients 1 pizza dough 3 cups Mashed […]

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

By admin / April 30, 2016

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, woody ends broken off and cut into 1-2 inch pieces 1/2 cup frozen peas Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth […]

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Tuna Patties

By admin / April 29, 2016

I love this recipe because these tuna patties can be made when I have almost nothing in the house. Served with a salad or on a potato roll with a fresh sliced tomato and a bit of tartar sauce, these tuna patties make a nice light meal. Or, serve as an appetizer before dinner. Click […]

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Butternut Squash Tom Yum Soup

By admin / April 27, 2016

I made this Butternut Squash Tom Yum soup this evening for dinner. This soup combines two of my favorite soups – butternut squash soup and tom yum soup. The combination is a very nice mix of sweet butternut squash and salty/spicy tom yum flavors. If you don’t own an immersion blender, you should consider getting […]

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Olive Bread

By admin / April 25, 2016

Olive bread is often served in fine Italian restaurants and it is delicious. I haven’t ever made it, but I plan to. I found this recipe in my grandmother’s cookbook and will be making it tonight. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Ingredients 3 cups bread flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt […]

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Mussels Marinara

By admin / April 25, 2016

When I was a kid, we’d order pizza and mussels marinara (spicy) at about 9:00 on a Friday night. What a treat. I never really thought to try making the mussels myself until the other day. I was in the store and I saw a bag of mussels for $5 so I picked them up. […]

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Spicy Cucumbers and Peanuts

By admin / March 30, 2016

Ingredients 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar Pinch of sea salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 cucumber, cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1 jalapeño chili, thinly sliced Leaves from 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro 2 Tbs. roasted peanuts Directions Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper […]

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

By admin / March 18, 2016

If you love bacon and blue cheese, you will love this dip. This is a great dip to serve at a party and is also  great spread on a panini. Try spreading this bacon and blue cheese dip onto your next ham or turkey panini. Ingredients 1/2 pound bacon 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 […]

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Classic Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

By admin / January 26, 2016

I finally found a recipe for Classic Thai Peanut Dressing that tastes like I get when out in my favorite Thai restaurant. I’ve been looking for this recipe for a long time and am happy to share it. This dressing is great with as a simple salad as simple made up of iceberg, red onion, […]

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Brian’s Asian Meatballs

By admin / December 17, 2015

This is another recipe my son, Brian, found which I had to share. He and I made this last night and it was delicious. I used turkey but you can use any ground meat depending upon the texture and taste you prefer. We served this as a meal and so I made Jasmine rice and […]

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Ricotta Basil Spread

By admin / October 20, 2015

Ricotta and fresh basil most often are found in your favorite lasagna but this combination tastes great as a spread when a few other fresh ingredients are added. I made this Ricotta Basil Spread for the first time when I was looking for an appetizer to bring to a party. It is easy to make and […]

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Hummus Recipes

By admin / September 17, 2015

I found this fantastic hummus infographic on imgur.com and had to share. I love the simplicity and variety of these hummus recipes.

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Chili and Lime Roasted Chickpeas

By admin / September 14, 2015

  I am always looking for healthy and delicious snacking options. Chickpeas are packed with flavor and are healthy. Take a look at all the seasonings in this recipe! It is packed with flavor and good calories. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Greek Yogurt and Avocado Dip

By admin / September 10, 2015

Greek Yogurt offers a delicious tang and makes this creamy dip a healthier choice. Ingredients 1 cup of Greek Yogurt 1 mashed ripe avocado 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro 1/2 of a fresh lime, juiced Directions Mix all ingredients and serve with chips of your choice

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

By admin / August 25, 2015

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs make a delicious party appetizer.  Make sure when you make these for your next gathering that you make plenty. You will be shocked by how well they will be received. Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground turkey 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup minced onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 […]

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Crab Stuffed Zucchini

By admin / August 6, 2015

Zucchini is plentiful at this time of year and I am always in search of creative new ways to enjoy it.  Crab Stuffed Zucchini is a pretty indulgent way to prepare garden fresh zucchini.  The tomatoes and cheese give this recipe an Italian-like taste, but the crab – ricotta stuffing make it comparable to a delicious […]

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Salt Cod Potato Cakes

By admin / July 9, 2015

  There is nothing quite like salt cod and potatoes.  These salt cod potato cakes combine these two simple ingredients making a flavorful appetizer or entree. Serve hot with a big wedge of lemon and your favorite tartar sauce!   Ingredients 3/4 lb. salt cod filet, soaked 24 hours, drained 1 1/2 lbs. Russet potatoes […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

By admin / June 16, 2015

Zucchini is fresh at this time of year and really plentiful.  With that in mind, this recipe for Stuffed Zucchini makes for a light summer meal.  Meat can be used or eliminated from this recipe.  I often choose to use ground turkey because I like its texture, but beef works well too. To serve as […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

By admin / June 10, 2015

Goat cheese is creamy and flavorful.  These Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers remind me of jalapeno poppers with sweet red, yellow and orange peppers taking the place of the jalapeno. The peppers are key to this recipe.  Look in the produce section for a bag of colorful peppers.  These peppers are petite – about 4 inches long – and very […]

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Fried Mozzarella Sticks

By admin / June 10, 2015

Fried Mozzarella is a family favorite.  We love to order it when we are out, but I rarely made it at home…until I found this recipe.  This is the easiest recipe ever for Fried Mozzarella Sticks. The egg roll wrappers make this recipe very easy to make because the wrappers protect the cheese and offer […]

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Rosemary Roasted Cashews

By admin / June 1, 2015

I tried Rosemary Roasted Cashews for the first time this last weekend.  What a delicious, addicting savory snack.  Served warm, these cashews are melt-in-your-mouth tender and the heat amplifies the fresh rosemary flavor infusing it into the cashews. This could be an expensive up-front snack, even though cashews are rich, because of how addicting they are. You definitely […]

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Tomato, Feta, Cucumber Salad

By admin / May 30, 2015

Tomato, Feta, Cucumber Salad will get you in the mood for everything related to summer.  This recipe is all about “fresh.” Cucumbers are popping up so they will be farm fresh.  The thing that really makes this recipe pop is the fresh mint and lemon zest! Ingredients 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh […]

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Smoky Gazpacho

By admin / May 18, 2015

As the weather turns warmer and local farm markets start to sell their produce, I begin to think of lighter, healthier foods.  Smoky Gazpacho is a fresh and delicious soup which can be served chilled or room temperature.  The smoky flavor makes this gazpacho super flavorful. Ingredients 2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes 1 orange bell […]

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Mac and Cheese Cups

By admin / May 11, 2015

  Mac & Cheese is a kid friendly, family friendly a comfort food.  I love this cupcake sized portion of mac and cheese.  It is perfect for portion control and makes for a visually appealing dish. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus more for greasing 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus […]

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Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

By admin / May 5, 2015

I came up with this recipe for Baked Corn Tortilla Chips in an effort to use up a bag of corn tortillas that I had on hand. I recently purchased a bag of corn tortillas (instead of flour tortillas) in an effort to cut back on gluten.  To say I disliked them is an understatement. […]

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Grilled Nachos

By admin / May 2, 2015

  Nachos are great year round but when the weather turns and the house is hot it is hard to turn the oven on.  These Grilled Nachos are the answer! Turn up the grill and serve these delicious Grilled Nachos at your next BBQ.   Ingredients 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1/2 lb. fresh chorizo sausage, […]

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Green Goddess Dip

By admin / May 1, 2015

Green Goddess is a salad dressing made with mayonnaise, garlic, and anchovies, and colored with parsley and green onions. This dip uses Greek yogurt and makes the most delicious Green Goddess Dip ever. Green Goddess Dip is perfect for dipping vegetables, snazzing up a wrap, sandwich or panini, or to dip your favorite chips into. Ingredients […]

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Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho

By admin / April 29, 2015

Trying to eat healthy has its challenges. Finding “real” food that hasn’t been altered or preserved by chemicals is tricky as well.  This delicious Cucumber Basil Avocado Gazpacho is both healthy and uses only real, simple ingredients. Ingredients 1 perfectly ripe avocado 1 cucumber: skin left on, seeds removed 2 small handfuls fresh basil 1 clove […]

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Spicy Zucchini Pickles

By admin / April 28, 2015

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds medium zucchini 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved 3/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste 6 black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 head dill (or a few sprigs) Directions Wash and dry a pint-sized glass […]

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Zucchini Chips

By admin / April 28, 2015

These Zucchini Chips are a fresh, crispy, healthy snack option. Zucchini is one of my favorite summer vegetables and I have lots of recipes which take advantage of the local zucchini crop. Zucchini Chips is one of my favorite zucchini recipes. Ingredients 4 small zucchinis, thinly sliced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive 2 tbsp dried […]

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Creole Salmon Cakes

By admin / April 27, 2015

Creole Salmon Cakes pack a flavorful punch. I am not a big fan of salmon, but it is a very healthy fish and I try to find recipes that offer the health benefits that salmon offers. They creole salmon cakes are fit that bill.  They are delicious served over salad greens or as an appetizer […]

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Bacon Stuffed Clams

By admin / April 27, 2015

This recipe can be made with canned or fresh clams. Fresh clams taste better, but canned are more affordable and easy to find in the grocery store.  Shells for the stuffed clams are harder to find… if you are getting the clams fresh ask your fishmonger for a dozen shells. You buy them at a […]

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Zucchini Scallion Cakes

By admin / April 27, 2015

Zucchini is coming into the markets and soon will be found at local farm stands.  These Zucchini Scallion cakes make a nice light vegetarian dinner or lunch or can be served as an appetizer.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or a bit of sour cream. Ingredients 1 medium zucchini, grated ( about 1 1/2 […]

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Meatball Poppers

By admin / April 20, 2015

These meatball poppers are a fun appetizer.  They can be served with salsa or guacamole if you want to give the meatballs a Mexican twist or an Asian dipping sauce if you are in the mood for Chinese or Thai. Ingredients 1 lb. ground chicken breast 2c grated zucchini (leave peel on) 2-3 green onions, sliced 3-4 […]

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Feta Cheese Ball

By admin / April 19, 2015

Feta is a wonderful cheese. I love the salty flavor and the dry texture! This Feta Cheese ball combines the creaminess of cream cheese with the flaky dry texture of feta and the crunch of red peppers and pecans. This is a nice appetizer to serve because it is not only delicious, it it “pretty.” […]

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Hot Artichoke Bruschetta

By admin / April 19, 2015

Hot Artichoke Bruschetta is a great appetizer to serve when you have a house full of guests.  The artichoke mixture can be made ahead and quickly and easily be spread onto the baguette when guests arrive. Ingredients 2 (6.5 ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup finely chopped […]

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Italian Antipasto Squares

By admin / April 16, 2015

These Italian Antipasto Squares made with Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls are a great snack or appetizer that span the ages.  I found this recipe on Pillsbury.com and had to share! Ingredients 2 cans (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet 4 […]

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Roasted Pepper & Feta Salad

By admin / April 16, 2015

Colorful smoky roasted peppers with salty feta, bright lemon zest, and pepper-infused olive oil make this salad delicious. Serve stuffed in a grilled pita for a perfect light lunch or up front before a meal. Ingredients 4 bell peppers – red, yellow, and/or orange 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 small red onion, diced (about 1/2 cup) […]

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Portuguese Cod Fish Balls – Bolinho de Bacalhua

By admin / April 14, 2015

Bolinho de Bacalhua One of my fondest memories as a teenager is attending my boyfriend’s birthday party.  His mother always made these Bolinho de Bacalhua – Cod Fish Balls on his birthday (and everyone else’s birthday as well).  I love them to the point of addiction. Though it has been more years that I am […]

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Asian Nachos

By admin / April 10, 2015

Here is a recipe with a twist!  We all love to go out for or take out Chinese, Thai, Japanese food.  Often we bring home the leftovers. The great thing about these Asian Nachos is that you can use any leftover Asian food to top these delicious nachos. Ingredients 4-5 cups tortilla chips 1 cup […]

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Coconut Chicken Bites

By admin / April 10, 2015

Coconut Chicken Bites make a great appetizer or addition to a salad. This recipe is a crowd pleaser. Put out a plate of these delicious coconut chicken bites and you will wonder why you didn’t double the recipe!   Ingredients 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 can coconut milk 1 cup corn flakes, crushed through […]

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Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread

By admin / December 3, 2014

My sister-in-law served this delicious Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread at Thanksgiving and the recipe is a keeper.  The ingredients are simple, but fresh and the taste is amazing! Toni, my sister-in-law said that she made it one day early so that the flavors had time to meld.       Ingredients 1 log fresh […]

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Asian Cabbage Rolls

By admin / October 16, 2014

Stuffed cabbage is a great meal for a cool night.  I grew up eating Polish stuffed cabbage and I love it, but below is a recipe for Asian Stuffed Cabbage or Asian Cabbage Rolls. If you love Asian cuisine, this is going to be a great recipe for you to try. These Asian Cabbage Rolls […]

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Chicken Quesadillas

By admin / September 15, 2014

Chicken Quesadillas fall into the fun food category.  They are delicious and very versatile.  Quesadillas are great served in wedges as an appetizer, a light lunch, or even as an entree at the main meal.  They can be made as hearty or as light as you like depending upon what you add to them. If […]

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Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs

By admin / August 27, 2014

You’ve got to try these Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs!Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or serve as an entree with bok choy or other Asian vegetables and rice, this recipe is bound to be a keeper.           Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

By admin / August 13, 2014

A few simple ingredients and you have these delicious Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes.  Tomatoes are plentiful right now – in fact I’ve got a counter full of them from the garden.  I am always looking for new, creative ways to enjoy the Jersey tomatoes which have such a short season. I will admit that this […]

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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

By admin / July 1, 2014

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is a go-to recipe when you are looking for a crowd pleaser.  Simple, fresh ingredients makes these shrimp hard to resist! I’ve served New Orleans BBQ Shrimp on party toothpicks as an appetizer.  Just be careful if you decide to do this, as you will be shocked by how many will be […]

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

By admin / April 23, 2014

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are an indulgent treat which can be served up front as an appetizer or on a bed of fresh salad greens as lunch or a light dinner. Jimmy Dean Sausage could be used to replace the Italian sausage if that is your preference. Give this recipe a try if you are a […]

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

By admin / April 3, 2014

Well, I’ll admit bacon wrapped dates do not sound delicious, but … Once again, I was out at a party and was being served all kinds of finger appetizers. In an effort to be polite, I took a bacon wrapped date. I could not believe how delicious they were. I absolutely loved them! Here is […]

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Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries

By admin / April 3, 2014

These Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries bring back great memories each time I make them.  I was first exposed to the idea of Garlic Parmesan French Fries in a steak house restaurant on a Princess Cruise.  We ordered them as an appetizer for my son (because the appetizers on the menu didn’t appeal to him) […]

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Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders

By admin / March 26, 2014

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded and cut into strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk FOR THE LEMON GLAZE 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Juice of […]

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Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich

By admin / March 25, 2014

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich really packs a punch especially for a fast food sandwich.  Part of what I love about this Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich is just how spicy it is.  Wendy’s doesn’t hold back on the spice level on this sandwich!  I have been looking for a recipe for Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet […]

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise

By admin / March 18, 2014

Bacon is packed with flavor and is delicious wrapped around large sea scallops. Recipes for Bacon Wrapped Scallops have been around forever, but they never get old. Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise really adds a delightful kick to the traditional Bacon Wrapped Scallop recipe. The cool mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, and spicy chili paste make the perfect dipping […]

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

By admin / March 18, 2014

We all have heard of Bacon Wrapped Scallops, but Bacon Wrapped Shrimp puts a twist on that classic recipe. These bacon wrapped shrimp make an eye appealing and delicious appetizer.  Serve butler style with toothpicks or individually plated. Because these bacon wrapped shrimp are sweet and spicy, I like to serve them over rice.  This […]

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Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce

By admin / August 19, 2013

If you are a cilantro lover, you will be making this recipe.  It is delightfully quick and simple.  The fresh ingredients make the flavors pop.  You can serve this Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce as an appetizer served with crusty bread, as a light meal served over salad greens or as a main course served […]

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Zucchini Sticks

By admin / August 5, 2013

Zucchini is in the markets, at the farm stands, and ready to pick. Fried Zucchini sticks are easy to make and a delicious way to eat this delightful vegetable.           Ingredients 1 small to medium sized zucchini 1/4 cup flour 1 egg 1 cup panko breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste […]

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Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Cakes

By admin / June 17, 2013

With summer upon us, it is time to head to the farm stand and buy what is growing in our fields.  Farm fresh Zucchini, corn, and tomatoes are in and this recipe for Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Cakes takes advanatge of all three farm fresh ingredients to make a delicious appetizer or healthy meatless meal.  If […]

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Beer Battered Coconut Shrimp

By admin / January 28, 2013

Coconut Shrimp are one of my favorite appetizers when I’m out at an Asian restaurant.  This recipe for Beer Battered Coconut Shrimp is delicious.  It offers the great coconut flavor of a coconut shrimp with the great, crunchy coating of a beer batter. You can create any type of dipping sauce that you like.  The […]

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Olive Oil Dipping Sauces

By admin / January 15, 2013

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves roasted garlic 1/2 tsp. sea salt Combine above ingredients and allow to set for at least 15 minutes prior to serving. Serve with crusty bread.     Hot Red Pepper Olive Oil 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tsp. dried red pepper […]

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