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Watercress Orange and Parsnip Salad Recipe

June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Watercress Orange and Parsnip Salad Recipe

This is another recipe from our friends at Blue Ribbon that is part of a glazed salmon meal we prepared this week. The salmon was incredible and I’ll post my version later in the week, but we all enjoyed this simple watercress salad recipe that was served as a side dish (even the kids).  At […]

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Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lemon and Dill Recipe

May 30, 2014 3 Comments
Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lemon and Dill Recipe

    How to Grill Salmon Using Cedar Planks Last week I told you about a dinner party for some friends where my wife chose a menu from one of our cooking magazines and we prepared it in its entirety. I shared with you the Grilled Eggplant Caponata and now I’d like to share the Salmon […]

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Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

May 20, 2014
Grilled Eggplant Caponata Recipe

   Grilled Aubergine Caponata This weekend my wife & I hosted a dinner party for some friends including our youngest daughter’s confirmation mentor. We wanted to prepare something special so my wife dug through some of my old Food & Wine mags and found this California Grilled Feast in a 2012 summer edition. As she […]

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How to Broil Lobster Tails

May 14, 2014 2 Comments
How to Broil Lobster Tails

Learn the Secrets to Great Broiled Lobster Tails For Mother’s Day, my wife was in the mood for a lobster dinner so I picked up a few lobster tails on my Costco run last weekend. Unfortunately, they only had warm water lobster tails for sale and I prefer cold water lobster.  You can read all […]

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Soupe au Pistou Recipe

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Soupe au Pistou Recipe

   Vegetable Soup with Basil and Garlic This simple and delicious vegetable soup is from the 1994 cookbook Backroad Bistros, Farmhouse Fare – A French Country Cookbook by Jane Sigal. Jane is a “journalist, author, editor, recipe developer and teacher” who lived in France for 12 years and went to culinary school at Ecole de […]

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Lettuce Soup Recipe

April 21, 2014 11 Comments
Lettuce Soup Recipe

Incredibly Simple Yet Amazingly Tasty We enjoyed a great meal at the home of one of our oldest daughter’s friends recently. To start the meal Cathy served this lettuce soup recipe from her Grandma Marilyn. When I first heard we were having “lettuce” soup I thought to myself this isn’t going to taste like much […]

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Cracked Wheat Berries with Jalapeno Herb Salsa

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Cracked Wheat Berries with Jalapeno Herb Salsa

A Tasty Side Dish That’s Also Good For You This recipe is part of the third meal we received from Blue Apron and was served with roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Roasting chicken breasts is easy but finding a delicious side dish to go with them can turn a very simple, basic meal into something spectacular […]

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Sauce Veracruz Recipe

April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Sauce Veracruz Recipe

  Veracruz Sauce Recipe for Fish, Chicken or Pork Tenderloin This is an adaptation of another meal we received from Blue Apron and our favorite of the three. You may recall the recipe I posted for 3 – Chili Beef Chili and talked about this new service (to us) called Blue Apron where you receive […]

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3 Chili Beef Chili Recipe

April 7, 2014 3 Comments
3 Chili Beef Chili Recipe

Have You Discovered Blue Apron Yet? On Saturday Fed Ex dropped off a couple of large boxes from Blue Apron, “a new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences.” A friend of ours sent us their once-a-week subscription service because they were out of town and thought we would enjoy the service and […]

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Creamy Polenta Recipe

April 3, 2014 1 Comment
Creamy Polenta Recipe

The Best Polenta Recipe Recently we enjoyed dinner at our friend’s Madeline and Lou who recently moved into a new home. Madeline is a great cook and has been cooking for a large family for years before they all went to college and moved out. For this dinner party, Madeline prepared a side dish of […]

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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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