One Bowl Wonders | Steak, Arugula, Radish Salad Over Jasmine Rice

Do you want something easy to throw together for dinner that’s full of delicious and healthy ingredients or some way to use all those random ingredients in your fridge you used for another recipe or that are about to go bad? You can toss them into a risotto or saute it up in a stir…

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Rustic Italian Bread with Rosemary Butter

With my snow day today, I decided to make a recipe I found on the bag of my bread flour for Rustic Italian Bread to go with homemade stew leftovers my husband and planned on eating for lunch. This recipe was perfect to do in the morning after we eat breakfast to be ready just…

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Garlic Shrimp | Camarones al Ajillo | Ecuadorian Cuisine

Last Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a cookbook for traditional Ecuadorian cuisine and even better it was in English so I didn’t have to use my husband or Google Translate to explain to me the ingredients and the instructions. My sister-in-law is living in Ecuador where their family lived for a number of years as…

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Caprese Two Ways | Left Over Success

I’m sure you have also had a time when you purchase ingredients to make a particular dish for a recipe but find yourself with much more of each ingredient than you need because you are stuck buying a pre-established amount of it from the grocery store. I’m on a mission to make sure I do…

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New Year’s Eve and Day | Celebrating

My husband and I are big fans of having lots of get togethers to try out recipes, enjoy great company, and make lots of memories with them. New year’s eve was a perfect excuse to do just that! Our potluck menu was filled with way more food than we needed…scallop dip, artichoke dip, caprese and…

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Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage and Parmesan | Ladies Night Treat

Recipe from {Diane, A Broad}. Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water 14 rounds of peeled butternut squash, about 1/8 inch thickness (cut from the neck of squash) 1 tablespoon of olive oil Salt and pepper 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 12 fresh sage leaves Shaved…

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Stuffed Endive Spears | Ladies Night Treat

As promised in my {Ladies Night} post, here is the recipe for the stuffed endive spears I served up that night. These treats are packed full of pecans, dried cranberries, apples, blue cheese crumbles and drizzled with a balsamic, honey, and orange juice reduction. These are great to grab and munch and it won’t even disturb…

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Fall Ladies Night | November 2013

You are never too old to have a sleep over with your girls and reminisce about all the ones you had during your childhood. It just gets better with age especially when you throw in some wine and lots of appetizers with a side of gossip and laughter and you are all set! This past…

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Baked Salmon over Wilted Kale and Quinoa Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

I don’t know about you but I’m constantly going to a restaurant and loving a dish or an appetizer I got there. I find myself thinking of that dish several days, even months later and my mouth watering to eat the dish again. However, that restaurant is often in another state or country, too expensive…

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Steamed Asparagus | Microwavable Trick

There are always those times when you do not have enough stove space, do not feel like dirtying more dishes than necessary {I have a huge issue with dirtying as many dishes as possible even when making something that doesn’t require more than two!}, or have the time to sit and watch water boil. This…

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