Category Archives: Quick Dinners

Asparagus and Pea Salad with Fried Shallots

This is a welcome departure from your every day greens and dressing. I was inspired by a fava bean/asparagus salad recipe in Bon Appetit.  The salad is served cold, but be sure to save the frying of the shallots for … Continue reading

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Clams With Bacon And Pasta in White Wine Broth

The best thing about coming home from a trip to the beach is coming home with some clams to cook for dinner.  Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dunking.  Serves 4-6 1/2 lb. small pasta, such … Continue reading

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Spicy Pork And Mustard Green Soup

I just finished eating this.  It was so good that I wanted to share it right away.  I am lazy lately and have been just cooking out of magazines instead of coming up with my own recipes.  So, sorry Blog … Continue reading

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Poached Cod with Tomato and Saffron

This is a wonderfully easy, quick, healthy dish that I adapted from Bon Appetit.  I doubled the recipe for eight people, and served 6 oz. portions instead of 5 oz. portions, which are harder to find.  Serve this with lots … Continue reading

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Holiday Leftover Recipe Roundup

You have a fridge full of leftovers.  If you are like me, you made extra food on purpose so there would be a fridge full of leftovers.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a batch of stock with your … Continue reading

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Turkey Croquettes

What can I do with all this leftover turkey and stuffing?  Turn them into these crisp, satisfying croquettes! 2 C. diced, cooked turkey 2 C. leftover stuffing click here for recipe 2 eggs, beaten salt and pepper 1/2 C. cooked … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The bacon flavors the pork so well that there are no other ingredients necessary, not even salt and pepper.  I served this with a little balsamic vinegar reduction, but it can easily stand on its own.  Be sure to let … Continue reading

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Tomato Tart

The women in my family have been making a wonderful tomato tart for as long as I can remember.  It has a biscuit crust, a fragrant tomato-basil filling, and a creamy, tangy cheesy topping.  This is my updated version which … Continue reading

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Stacked Tacos with Fried Eggs

Eggs are the new bacon. 2 C. dried pinto beans* 4 C. water 1 onion, diced 2 t. cumin 2 t. chili powder 2 t. salt 2 C. leftover roasted chicken, cubed 1 C. shredded cabbage 1 jalapeño, sliced 1/2 … Continue reading

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Asian Steak Salad with Ginger Dressing

Now that the days are getting warmer I am working on some lighter dishes that don’t have to be served piping hot.  The marinade gives this steak a sweet and smoky flavor and the dressing is cool and crisp.  Yes, … Continue reading

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