Monthly Archives: April 2013

Quick Tamale Dinner w/ Piquant Polenta

Quick Tamale Dinner w/ Piquant Polenta This is one of those “take some help from the grocery store” dinners in that is starts with pre made tamales.  They can be your favorite commercial tamale or takeout from your favorite local … Continue reading

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Spring Ambrosia Fruit Compote

More than a fruit salad this fruit mix up is as fresh as it gets.  It is sweet with natural, longer metabolizing sugars and a great day starter.   Spring Ambrosia Fruit Compote Serves 6 1 cup seedless red grapes … Continue reading

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Black Pepper Biscuits

Black Pepper Biscuits                              Makes 8 Biscuits   These slightly spicy biscuits round out any quick meal and give the simplest fare a bit of pizzaz.  Try … Continue reading

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About Spices

About Spices I recently had a personal conversation with a friend, Karen, who expressed an interest in understanding spices and seasonings better, so consider this commentary a starter conversation on the subject.  We’ll do research, we’ll share thoughts and in … Continue reading

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Basil Tomatoes

As a colorful contrast as a side for eggs at brunch or a sandwich at lunch, this “salad” is the perfect compliment to just about any light meal you are serving.  With the availability of lovely tomatoes nearly all year, … Continue reading

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Mushroom, Sweet Pepper & Asparagus Frittata

Mushroom, Sweet Pepper and Asparagus Frittata          Serves 6 1o Sweet Peppers, red, yellow and orange, seed and juliene 12 Cremini Mushrooms stemmed and sliced 9 medium stalks of asparagus, pared and cut in 1″ diagonal chunks … Continue reading

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Chili & Cornbread Supper *menu

Serves 2            (may double up to 4 times) Chili 1 can (or 15 oz.) chili (whatever heat level you like) 1 can (15 oz. black beans 1/4 c. chicken or beef stock 1 tsp crushed … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Fresh Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in Salted Caramel How can anyone claim title to this wonderful fruit filled dessert?  There are so many versions of Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that I could fill a book with them and all of them are … Continue reading

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Cheese and Blueberry Waffles

 Cheese and Blueberry Waffles                              Serves 6 1/2 c. small curd cottage cheese 4 cups pancake mix 1/2 dried blueberries 2 oz. cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon of … Continue reading

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Beef and Black Bean Soft Tacos

This hurry-up and easy dinner puts a family favorite on the table in no time.  It is as easy as Hamburger Helper® and easy to adjust the ingredients in this recipe to fit your family’s tastes and their tolerance for … Continue reading

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