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Sicilian Chickpeas with Escarole and Caramelized Onions

By admin / September 14, 2017

A big warm bowl full of creamy chickpeas tossed with wilted escarole, caramelized onions and raisins is the perfect meal when the season is changing. The raisins sounded weird to me but they offer this dish little pops of sweetness that counters the bitter greens and nutty chickpeas perfectly. Sicilian Chickpeas with Escarole and Caramelized […]

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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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Rice with Zucchini

By admin / May 17, 2017

This rice dish can be served as a main course or as a side dish. The recipe can be made “meatless” by exchanging vegetable broth for the chicken broth. You can also add diced chicken if you are looking to make this dish more substantial. See the recipe by clicking next below. 

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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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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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Spinach Artichoke Ravioli Bake

By admin / July 13, 2016

This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious spinach artichoke ravioli bake that can be prepared in moments and serves ten. It is a perfect recipe for that summer gathering when you are looking for a meal that isn’t grilled or picnic-like. Sometimes it is easiest to just pop something in the oven. […]

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Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

By admin / June 7, 2016

Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite shrimp dishes. I usually serve shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta. I love this recipe for Zucchini Shrimp Scampi because it delivers that great scampi flavor but has far fewer calories. You will need a “spiralizer” so that you can create your spaghetti-shaped zucchini. A spiralizer is inexpensive and can […]

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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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Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl

By admin / January 10, 2016

This recipe for Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl is a copycat recipe for Panera Bread’s Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl. I love the simplicity of this recipe. It is easy to make and does not require a huge time commitment. The combination of these simple ingredients make a delicious meal or first course option. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds medium […]

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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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Spinach and Artichoke Penne Pasta

By admin / September 6, 2014

Everyone has enjoyed Spinach and Artichoke dip at some time or another.  It is delicious and addicting.  Some restaurants even serve it as an appetizer.  It is easy to make at home with just a few ingredients and is a crowd pleaser. Add some penne pasta a bit of bacon and a few other ingredients […]

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Tomato Gazpacho

By admin / August 13, 2014

Tomato Gazpacho is delightful and delicious but only if made with fresh ingredients (in my opinion). August, at least in New Jersey is the perfect time to make this recipe.  The farm stands are filled with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers celery, onions, and herbs. I often go to the farm stand and look for the […]

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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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Papparadelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Peas

By admin / July 1, 2013

This recipe for Papparadelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Peas was created because of a craving for papparadelle pasta. I love this tender pasta.  Feel free to switch which types of  mushrooms you use.  Add chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese to add a bit of rich creaminess or fresh asparagus for a change of pace. Ingredients […]

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Brown Rice Salad with Bok Choy

By admin / June 18, 2013

This Brown Rice salad with Bok Choy and Orange Sesame Dressing is a very versatile salad that can be made with or without chicken.  It is full of healthy ingredients and packed with flavor.  This is a fun salad to bring to a party because it is easy to make and can be done ahead […]

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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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Thai Basil Shrimp

By admin / April 29, 2013

Thai Basil Shrimp – fresh, flavorful, healthy, and delicious!! Ingredients STIR-FRY SAUCE: 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 Tbsp. Golden Mountain Sauce (to make your own Golden Mountain Sauce, mix 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, with 2 Tbsp. vegetable or chicken stock, plus 1/4 tsp. sugar.) […]

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Super Rich Mac and Cheese

By admin / October 2, 2012

This recipe for Super Rich Mac and Cheese is completely indulgent. Mac and Cheese is a comfort food and can be served as a stand-alone or as a side dish.  I like serving this super rich mac and cheese with a simple garden salad. Add a twist by adding 4 ounces of diced pancetta.  If […]

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Tuna Casserole

By admin / September 13, 2012

Tuna Casserole is has many faces.  Everyone has had a tuna casserole at some point and most of us have a favorite recipe for a tuna casserole. This recipe for tuna casserole is one of my favorites.  It is like a super creamy mac and cheese with tuna.  Tuna is always something on my pantry […]

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Potato and Cheese Pierogi

By admin / September 10, 2012

Homemade pierogies are soooo good!  Here is a recipe for potato and cheese pierogies.  These require a bit of work but they are definitely worth it.  You can fill the pierogi dough with anything you like.  I like the traditional potato and cheese pierogies the best. I also like to serve potato and cheese pierogies […]

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

By admin / July 18, 2012

My son Keith made Shrimp Fra Diavolo for our dinner last night.  Aside from the fact that it was very nice to be a guest for dinner in my own home, this was a really tasty Shrimp Fra Diavolo.  This recipe is worth adding to my recipes. Keith made this Shrimp Fra Diavolo quite spicy, […]

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Penne Primavera

By admin / June 6, 2012

I made this pasta primavera recipe last night and it was positively delicious.  The fresh vegetables, basil, and mozzarella made this a gourmet meal! I served grilled, boneless chicken breasts marinated in homemade Ceasar salad dressing, but the pasta primavera stood on its own and didn’t actually need anything more.  I suspect this recipe would […]

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Baked Stuffed Flounder

By admin / May 22, 2012

Baked Stuffed Founder is a tasty light dinner option for those nights when you are looking for something healthy. You can easily substitute Tilapia for Flounder if you prefer it. I like to serve this meal with a nice salad filled with fresh summer produce.   I top the fish with lots of fresh squeezed […]

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Greek Chopped Salad

By admin / April 19, 2012

  I love Greek Salad.  This recipe for Greek Chopped Salad puts a bit of a twist on the traditional Greek Salad I grew up loving.  I find this to be a really refreshing summer salad.  Everything in it is bite-size and so each mouthful provides a delightful combination of tastes and textures. Click next […]

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Olive Garden Pasta with Shrimp

By admin / March 6, 2012

The Olive Garden has some really great food.  I am always looking to bring some of those great recipes into my home.  This recipe for Olive Garden pasta with shrimp is one of my favorites.  It is a simple recipe packed with flavor. Ingredients 1 lb fettucine or any other pasta of your choice (cook as […]

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Fried Rice

By admin / February 9, 2012

This recipe was created on one of those “nothing sounds good for dinner” nights. Other than the fact that this is a really tasty meal, the thing I love about his Fried Rice recipe is that all the ingredients with the exception of the mushrooms and the cilantro, are always available in my refrigerator/pantry. My […]

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Ginger Scallion Noodles

By admin / February 2, 2012

This recipe for ginger scallion noodles is an inexpensive, healthy, meal that can be made quickly and easily.  I like to add a bit of spice to this dish, but it is delicious without spice as well. Ingredients 2 1/2  cups thinly sliced scallions ( greens and whites, about 2 large bunches) 1/2 cup finely […]

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Potato Cheddar Soup

By admin / January 11, 2012

This Potato Cheddar Soup is a great soup for a cold day.  It takes just a short time to prepare and it is a hearty warm treat. Chicken broth can be replaced if you’d like to make this a vegetarian option. Ingredients 2 tbsp. butter or oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped […]

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Vegetarian Chili

By admin / January 3, 2012

You have to love this recipe for Vegetarian Chili.  It tastes just like chili without meat.  Vegetarian Chili can be made with all kinds of ingredient. This recipe for Vegetarian Chili is rich, hearty, and immensely flavorful.  It is great served in a bowl, in a flour or corn tortilla, in an omelet, on corn […]

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Cauliflower Soup

By admin / December 8, 2011

Cauliflower soup?  Really?  Yes – believe it or not, it is delicious!  Making soup from cauliflower wouldn’t have ever entered my mind if it weren’t for the delicious soup served to me at a lunch at a local Thai restaurant.  We asked the owner what kind of soup we had just eaten and were stunned […]

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Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

By admin / November 18, 2011

This is a delicious salad because of the combination of ingredients.  As with all recipes, you can alter the ingredients to your taste.  I made this recipe for dinner last night and was absolutely wowed by it.  It is definitely a keeper!! This dressing is delicious and would be great served with fish, on a […]

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Thai Coconut Squash Soup

By admin / November 17, 2011

I am always looking for new recipes – especially healthy ones. Here’s a recipe for Thai Coconut Squash Soup. Healthy, flavorful, creamy, delicious! Ingredients 1 large butternut squash 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, peeled […]

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Maple Glazed Salmon

By admin / November 17, 2011

Ingredients 4 4-5 oz fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or maple flavor syrup 1/3 cup orange juice salt and black pepper – to taste 1/4 cup chopped pecans Directions Thaw fish, if it’s frozen. Preheat broiler For Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup and orange juice and […]

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Cornmeal Crusted Cod

By admin / November 2, 2011

I will be serving cornmeal crusted cod as one of my Thanksgiving entrees. The cornmeal coating will satisfy my gluten allergy guest and serving fish will satisfy my vegetarian son.  What I like about this recipe is how simple it is.  On Thanksgiving so much is going on in the kitchen.  This Cornmeal Crusted Cod has […]

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Tortellini with Eggplant and Peppers

By admin / October 27, 2011

This Tortellini with Eggplant and Peppers recipe is a great meatless meal.  Eggplant, red peppers, and cherry tomatoes make this a tasty, hearty dish. This is another versatile meal.  Replace the  tortellini  with any other form of pasta, add artichoke hearts or sun-dried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes…use your imagination! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Cheesy Rice Fritters

By admin / October 19, 2011

(Recipe from Every Day with Rachael Ray) I pulled this recipe for Cheesy Rice Fritters  from a magazine and have been dying to give it a try. It looks like a great meal option for the family.  It is inexpensive to make and if I eliminate the bacon it will satisfy all – even my […]

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Ramen Salad

By admin / October 2, 2011

This Ramen Salad recipe has been around for some time, but is worth remembering. I like to make it with Oriental Ramen and sesame oil though it is not necessary.  You could eliminate the sesame oil and substitute chicken flavored ramen for the oriental ramen.  Either way, this ramen salad is a great meatless meal […]

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Greek Stuffed Peppers

By admin / September 22, 2011

These Greek stuffed peppers are made without any meat. Fresh, rich, and flavorful this recipe for Greek Stuffed Peppers is perfect for the night when you want to keep things light. Feel free to experiment by switching the feta for mozzarella or blue cheese or add cannellini beans instead of chickpeas. This recipe is very adaptable and […]

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Sweet Potato Fritters

By admin / September 22, 2011

Sweet potato fritters are perfect at this time of year.  Our markets are bringing in fresh sweet potatoes, yams, and winter squash. These Sweet Potato Fritters are a healthy choice that work nicely as a meatless meal or as a side dish served along with fish, chicken or turkey. Ingredients 1 large sweet potato (about […]

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

By admin / September 6, 2011

We all grew up with some form of Mac and Cheese – often the boxed variety.  Here is a recipe for a baked mac and cheese that can be served to guests along-side your ham, burgers, or hot dogs. Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a comfort food and this recipe is no exception. Ingredients Kosher […]

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Spicy Gazpacho

By admin / August 16, 2011

It is the perfect time for Gazpacho.  Head on in to your local farm market and pick up these ingredients and you will have a delightful, healthy meal.  This gazpacho recipe is spicy, but you can adjust the spice to your taste.  Fresh vegetables are in abundance in the summer and a cold soup is […]

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Pasta Primavera

By admin / August 2, 2011

Pasta Primavera is the perfect summer meal!  Fresh vegetables are at farm stands and supermarkets in abundance. Pasta Primavera is a great meatless meal which is inexpensive to make and is sure to please.  Feel free to substitute your favorite vegetables into this recipe. Ingredients 3 carrots, peeled and cut into strips 1 large zucchini, […]

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Eggplant Bolognese

By admin / July 26, 2011

Bolognese sauce traditionally is a meat sauce.  This recipe for Eggplant Bolognese is a vegetarian or meatless Bolognese which is wonderful in the summer months when eggplant is in abundance. If you like your sauce spicy, add a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper.  Serve this Eggplant Bolognese with a nice crusty Italian or French […]

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Chinese Green Beans

By admin / July 7, 2011

Chinese Green Beans, sometimes referred to dry fried green beans or stir fried green beans on a Chinese menu, are a flavorful, light, meatless entree choice.  Fresh produce is now abundant and inexpensive.  These Chinese Green Beans make a wonderful inexpensive summer meal. Every once in a while it is nice to serve a meatless […]

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Vegetable Lo Mein

By admin / July 6, 2011

I love all types of Asian cuisine.  Vegetable Lo Mein is a classic at any Chinese restaurant.  It is always delicious and is one of the meals that is a real value.  It’s kind of hard not to like Lo Mein. The basic recipe is below, but as with lots of recipes, you can alter […]

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Potato Pancakes

By admin / June 29, 2011

Potato pancakes are delicious and can be served as a meal, a side dish, or an appetizer.  The key to crispy potato pancakes is squeezing the water out of the potatoes.  A wet mixture will produce a soggy pancake.  You can substitute the Yukon Gold potatoes for whatever potato you favor, but even a baking […]

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Crab and Avocado Salad

By admin / June 29, 2011

This recipe calls for cooked lump crabmeat which can be costly but I actually prefer the imitation crab which makes this recipe far less expensive to make.  Serve the crab and avocado salad over a bed of lettuce, on a nice French bread or croissant try making a panini out of it with your favorite […]

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Herb Crusted Flounder

By admin / June 6, 2011

Herb Crusted Flounder is a light, healthy meal that is quick and easy to make.  This dish is great when you are looking for an alternative to a meat dish.  You can make this herb crusted fish with any flaky white fish. To keep the meal light, serve this wonderful herb crusted flounder with  rice, […]

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Asian Cucumber Salad with Shrimp

By admin / June 1, 2011

Cucumbers offer a fresh and delicious flavor and texture and somehow always remind me of summer.  I know that is kind of unusual since cucumbers of one of those things that can be found year round. I love Asian food.  This simple Asian cucumber salad is full of flavor.  The sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and […]

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Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

By admin / May 31, 2011

This is a great recipe when you are looking for a meatless meal.  Portabella mushrooms are hearty and substantial and will hold up well in grilling.  Fresh garden tomatoes make this an especially good recipe. This recipe is a healthy choice and is absolutely delicious! Ingredients 2/3 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup shredded part-skim […]

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Feta Stuffed Eggplant

By admin / May 10, 2011

This Feta Stuffed Eggplant recipe is a variation of a Vegetarian Times recipe.  The cinnamon in this recipe makes it truly unique.  Eggplant will soon be in the stores in abundance.  Replace the feta with goat’s cheese to give this recipe twist. Ingredients 3 medium eggplants (3 lbs) 2 T plus 4 tsp olive oil, […]

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Lemon Shrimp Risotto

By admin / April 25, 2011

Risotto is an Italian rice dish. It is made in an uncovered pan by briefly sautéing the rice in olive oil or butter, then adding a little bit of stock, stirring almost constantly until the rice absorbs the stock, then adding a bit more stock, stirring, adding, stirring, adding until it’s done. It usually takes […]

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Grilled Eggplant Parm

By admin / April 18, 2011

Eggplant Parm is a favorite around here.  This recipe is a little twist on the traditional eggplant parm.  Layering with fresh tomatoes and basil makes this a perfect recipe for the months ahead when our gardens will be providing us with those delicious summer tomatoes and fresh herbs. I love all kinds of pasta.  This […]

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Tortellini & Peas

By admin / March 11, 2011

Tortellini & Peas is a quick and easy recipe to make.  One of the reasons I love this recipe is that the ingredients are almost always on hand.  Since you can now buy tortellini where you find pasta in the supermarket, it is easy to stock on your pantry shelf.  Frozen peas are always on […]

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Healthy Spinach Frittata

By admin / March 9, 2011

This is a great recipe to make when you want to start your day with a healthy kick or when you are looking to serve an easy-to-prepare breakfast or brunch to guests.  Serve this spinach frittata topped with a simple tomato-basil salsa which is packed with flavor but isn’t packed with fat and calories. Ingredients […]

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