March 2013

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

March 28, 2013

Creamy, tangy, eggy bites of deliciousness. Deviled eggs and I go way back. So much, my mom used to tell me to please leave some for everyone else when she made them.  Who can resist a good deviled egg? Then I got a crazy idea to combine my smoked salmon dip with the deviled egg filing. Can’t leave a classic alone, so here’s a new twist: Smoked salmon deviled eggs.

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10 Tips for Using Dried Herbs & Spices and Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway!

March 24, 2013

Dried herbs and spices are an important backbone of every pantry. With dried herbs and spices you can transform simple dishes into something special, flavorful and different each day. Here are 10 tips and helpful information about using dried herbs and spices, plus how to enter the Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway!

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Warm Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

March 19, 2013

Ribbons of kale tossed with warm olive oil, thin rings of sliced shallot, dried cranberries and toasty walnuts. A little good vinegar adds zing and lift at then end.  A simple combination of sweet and savory, green and crunchy. I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you. Lately it’s become a fast favorite. Serve as a salad, a side dish to roast chicken, or as a bed for roast salmon. It all works.

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Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille

March 13, 2013

Friday morning usually finds me shopping at a local farmers market. The vibrant colors, the fresh air, the field-fresh produce are so inspiring. This week I met up with a girlfriend. We were planning to cook all day for her daughters birthday party on Saturday. Knowing we would be spending long hours in the kitchen, she looked at me and asked, what are we going to have for lunch? I was standing at produce tables overflowing with beautiful tiny purple eggplant, colorful sweet peppers, onions, […]

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Herb and Spice Giveaway from Cooking Planit!

March 7, 2013

Cooking at home means eating more healthfully. And cooking at home tastes better when you have a pantry stocked with a great selection of herbs and spices to season with, so food tastes better. Stocking a pantry with the most used herbs and spices can add up, so what better way to re-stock your pantry than entering to win and herb an spice set worth valued at $100!

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Easy Smoked Salmon Dip

March 4, 2013

A few years ago I posted my recipe for an easy smoked salmon dip. It’s a recipe I make regularly. We photographed it as I used it for catering and fancy events, prettily piped onto toasted sliced of baguette. The problem is, its a bit fussy for today. So we wanted to bring this to you again, how we really eat it – as a dip. It goes together in minutes with a food processor. Serve with slices of cucumber and rice crackers. It’s healthy […]

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