Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps

What to do with all of those pretty eggs you’ve hard boiled for Easter? Make egg salad out of them, then spoon it into lettuce cups for Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps[click to continue…]

Thai Shrimp Soup

Perfumed with aromatic lemongrass and ginger, zing from lime juice, and heat from a jalapeño, this is my version of a classic Thai shrimp soup called Tom Yum. It is beautiful to both the eye and the tastebuds, plus it is easy to make in under 30 minutes for a quick but healthy meal. Make it mild or make it spicy. Just make it, for something different and delicious.  [click to continue…]

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

April 8, 2014

Frustrated by hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel then look like a train wreck? Here is the new way I do them, perfect every time.

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Steakhouse Roasted Mushrooms

April 4, 2014

Mushrooms this good are often served alongside a thick, juicy steak at a fancy steakhouse restaurant with an equally fancy price tag. With this easy recipe, you can enjoy them anytime at home without breaking the bank.

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Easy Chicken Parmesan

March 28, 2014

When your schedule is hectic (and when isn’t it?) and you want a hot, comfort food dinner, here is an easy solution. Quick Chicken Parmesan. Made with golden chicken breast cutlets, pasta sauce, and Parmesan. It’s the answer to what’s for dinner. Leftovers make a great lunch.

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Ingredients A-Z: Asparagus

March 21, 2014

The vegetable world’s herald of spring, it’s time for fresh asparagus.  One of my all-time favorite vegetables, spring is peak season when asparagus is most abundant and the best price.

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Simple Seared Salmon

March 16, 2014

  If just thinking about cooking fish makes you nervous, try this simple way to cook perfect salmon fillets that are restaurant worthy.  You can do it.  It’s more of a technique than a recipe. Once you learn, you will never fear cooking salmon again.

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Ingredients A-Z: Zucchini

March 13, 2014

From giant home grown monsters to finger-sized baby zucchini, this thin-skinned squash is available year round at most markets. Zucchini is a dependable go-to, non-starchy green vegetable for your healthy diet.

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Braised Cabbage with Leeks and Bacon

March 10, 2014

Humble cabbage becomes a savory side dish in just minutes. It’s nice along side roast chicken or salmon for St.Patrick’s Day dinner. For a great weekend breakfast, try it topped with a poached egg. 

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Ingredients A-Z: Black Rice (Forbidden Rice)

March 6, 2014

The legendary black rice once reserved for Chinese Emperors, “Forbidden” rice is fabled to enrich health and ensure longevity. No wonder. There’s lots of healthy nutrition in that beautiful color. 

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