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Pilfered Pea and Orzo Salad

Pilfered Pea and Orzo Salad

I call it “pilfered” because a friend of mine used to work at a popular restaurant that had this colorful, delectable salad on the menu, and I asked him for the recipe. That particular restaurant was part of a large corporation and, therefore, was extremely […]

Turkey Piccata

Turkey Piccata

Here’s a quick and delicious version of an Italian classic that is similar to Turkey Scallopini. Double or triple the recipe depending on how many servings you’d like – this recips yields two servings. 1 whole turkey breast, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 pounds Kosher […]

Southern-Style Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing (or Dressing)

Southern-Style Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing (or Dressing)

To be truly Southern, it would be called “dressing” instead of stuffing, but this recipe was passed down to me by my Mom, a Louisiana native, and was passed down to her by her grandmother. So it’s about as close to being Southern as it […]

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin Roast

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin Roast

You want something that’s 1) super easy, 2) scrumpdel-i-icious, and 3) versatile? You’ve come to the right place! This marinated pork tenderloin can be prepped in 5 minutes flat, then baked in the oven or slapped on the grill, and either served immediately or saved […]

Cheese Crack: Over-The-Top-Addictive Cheesy Snack Crackers

Cheese Crack: Over-The-Top-Addictive Cheesy Snack Crackers

Words cannot even begin to describe how tasty these snacks are! If you are a fan of Cheez-Its (and who isn’t, really?), you will flip out over this easy-to-make facsimile. The original recipe, introduced to me by my pal Marci, is posted here, and it’s […]

German Sauerbraten

German Sauerbraten

Sauerbraten brings back many memories for me, from the wonderful aromas emanating from the kitchen of my Czech Oma, a New Year’s spent with relatives in the Black Forest region of Germany, to the dinners made for my extended family by my German Aunt Isolde. […]

Cider-Braised Red Cabbage

Cider-Braised Red Cabbage

This is a must-have side dish for my German Sauerbraten. It’s quick and easy to make while the sauerbraten sauce is finishing up. 2 Tbsp. butter 1 tsp. caraway seeds 1 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced 3/4 cup apple cider Coupla dashes allspice 1 […]

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

My Nan would make this fudge for me around the holidays when I was much younger, and through the years she would occasionally surprise me with a batch. It’s one of my most cherished memories of the many loving things she did for me. Miss […]

Slow Cooker Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

This soup is delicious, nutritious and easy to make. I prefer the addition of chicken sausage, which makes it even heartier and filling on those chilly winter days. This is also a good weekday meal, as the preparation takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Added […]

Cilantro Crusted Mahi Mahi

Cilantro Crusted Mahi Mahi

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that’s delicious and versatile – use any mild white fish fillet, such as mahi mahi or tilapia. 1 1/2 lbs (4 – 6) mahi mahi fillets, bones and skin removed 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped […]

Country Style Pork Shoulder Ribs

Country Style Pork Shoulder Ribs

I’ve made these “ribs” (which, as mentioned in an earlier post, Two Options For Dry Rub Marinated Baby Back Ribs, are not technically ribs) more often than any other dish in my blog, and they are consistently tender, flavorful, and delicious.  My Mom, who would […]

Crab Imperial

Crab Imperial

Growing up, our local fine dining restaurant, The Bistro, featured this main dish on its menu. It was baked and served in individual scallop shells, which was a nice touch. Here it’s made in a single baking dish. While simple to prepare, the flavor is […]


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