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MOROCCAN CHICKEN ROLLS

Sometimes, chicken just needs to get all dressed up and look fancy! This Moroccan Chicken Roll recipe takes the underrated chicken, and elevates it to a whole new level. Using the breast meat of a cooked whole chicken, (as seen in our Chicken 3 Ways) recipe or simply purchase breast of chicken, […]

Main Dish

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 […]

Soups/Stews/Chowders

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Squash soups can often times be very bland simply because most types of squash – pumpkin, butternut, acorn, – are very mild in flavor, and depend on the added ingredients to bring alive the palate when made into a soup. This recipe packs the flavor, while still allowing the squash to […]

Main Dish

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 […]

Main Dish

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 […]

Main Dish, Soups/Stews/Chowders

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 […]

Soups/Stews/Chowders

OYSTER STEW

The most delicate and delicious seafood to enjoy throughout the winter months are OYSTERS! No matter how you eat them, they are always a crowd pleaser. One evening while heading home too late to have had time to prep dinner, I made one quick stop and bought some Oysters. By […]

Main Dish

LAMB RIBS

There is no other cut of meat that quite compares to RIBS! Seared on high heat until they crackle and send an intoxicating aroma through out the house, or outside by the grill. The fat that is woven throughout the meat and bones, not only flavors the meat but helps […]

Sauces & Spices

ZA’ATAR SPICE

  Spices are often the ingredient that gives everyday food items a distinct character. For instance, when we think of pumpkin pie, we think of a flavor very distinct to the pumpkin pie, a flavor we have come to know and love. But the flavor is not pumpkin at all. […]

Drinks

TROPICAL SANGRIA

Ingredients –        Ice – 1 cup –        Limoncello – 1 shot –        Pinot Grigio – One liter, cold –        Mango – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Papaya – ¾ cup, half-inch cubes –        Lime juice and lime – 1 whole lime quartered Instruction Place all ingredients in a glass pitcher. […]