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CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Sometimes our best dinner celebrations, are right in our own home! When an evening calls for a special occasion, I love to play “theatre”! Set the stage with ambiance, eye candy, and great food and wine. The evening can linger into the wee hours of the morning, which makes the […]

BEEF BARLEY & BALSAMIC

Busy school year meals call for a little help from some friends! Nearly every dish on my blog is made from scratch in my kitchen, but when a homegrown gal from my own home town (Annapolis MD) has passed on her delicious recipes to her three sons, finds her “All […]

SEAFOOD

There is always something magical about the SEA! Treasures seem to magically lie within. SEAFOOD is my favorite treasure deep within the waters of an ocean, sea, or river. Sometimes they skim the top, while others love to lie deep within the mud. Nonetheless, they are all delicious! I have […]

SHRIMP & GRITS

I am always tickled when I hear a chef state that cheese and seafood don’t go together. Really? Shrimp and Grits has been a delight of the south for many generations. How boring would grits be without lots of rich, creamy cheese? My rendition of grits for this dish, will […]

SEAFOOD STIR FRY

  What’s not to love about a healthy stir fry! With briny seafood, hot chili cashews, crispy vegetables, and juicy fruits, I’d say we have ourselves the perfect Colorful meal! This dish is all about the color, health, and crunch. You can swap out any of the ingredients, because the […]

CHICKEN 3 WAYS

Early prep meal time is one of the most valuable usages of time. In my recipes for  “Chicken 3 Ways,” we will infuse lots of flavor into a whole chicken, and then use all the meat to create three outstanding recipes. Moroccan Chicken Roll Greek Chicken Salad Wrap Italian Chicken […]

SALMON IN PAPER

While there are many ways to prepare and cook fish, none delights me more than Fish in Paper. There are so many reasons why I prefer this approach to my fish dinner:  It can be prepped way ahead of time and cooked just when you are ready It steams the […]

EGGPLANT TOMATO TOWER

  A quick meal that packs a huge punch in flavor, health properties, and visual eye candy! Eggplant Towers are fabulous year-round. The Portobello mushrooms, as well as the eggplant takes on a very meaty texture, making it both filling and delicious. There are several steps in the preparation but […]

TWICE COOKED POTATOES

Potatoes. I can think of so many delicious ways to prepare a potato, but when I am looking for an “all-inclusive,” easy dish to prepare in advance, Twice Cooked Potatoes are it! Why? Because you can cook them days in advance, gut them, and then stuff them with an entire […]

PLOV

Politics and Food. Where is there room for both here on my little food blog? Food is the greatest voice of tradition. What once was, can often be preserved and related to later generations through the stories and preparation of traditional foods. But, while food brings to mind the celebrated […]