Monthly Archives: January 2012

Steamed Asian Red Snapper

Steaming fish with aromatics is a great way to maximize flavor without drying it out.  We love Asian flavors in our house, so this one was a big winner.  Use any herbs or greens that you have available.  Be sure … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution Chicken Piccata

Here is my lighter version of Chicken Piccata without the butter and flour.  It’s light and flavorful and finished in about 10 minutes. Serves 4 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split horizontally and pounded thin Salt and pepper 1 t. … Continue reading

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Hipcooks does Jamaica

My mom and I recently took a cooking class at Hipcooks in Portland. Hipcooks offers hands-on classes in every type of cuisine, from classic French to authentic Thai, and everything in between.  I’ve taken several classes there and although I … Continue reading

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Flank Steak Tacos with Green Pico de Gallo and Sweet and Sour Slaw

Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Green Pico de Gallo and Sweet and Sour Slaw Here is a great meal that is sure to cure the winter blues.  It’s like summer on a plate, and the ingredients are easy to find … Continue reading

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Clam Chowder

I’m pretty picky about clam chowder.  It can’t be too thick, or too thin.  There must be lots of fresh clams, and not too many potatoes.  Butter and cream?  Of course.  Serves 6 4 T. butter, softened and divided 1 … Continue reading

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Tangerine Ginger Game Hens

I found some fresh game hens at the market this week and wanted to prepare them with an Asian flavor.  Here is what I came up with.  The birds were juicy and tender, and the sauce was addictive! 2 large … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Red Pepper Jelly Shrimp

Here is a recipe from the woman who inspired me to become a good cook, my mom.  In her own words: A friend brought a jar of pepper jelly on New Year’s Eve for an appetizer of goat cheese and jelly … Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I am so pleased and flattered to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by fellow blogger, April at Gluten Free Zen!  Gluten Free Zen is one of my favorite blogs because April’s recipes are healthy, delicious, and use whole ingredients.  … Continue reading

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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

A perfectly sized portion and no spring form pan.  All you need is a muffin tin and cupcake papers.  These can be frozen for up to one month.  They thaw on the counter in about ten or 15 minutes. This … Continue reading

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Puffy Pancakes

These are an old family favorite.  My mom used to make these on weekends and now I do the same for my family.  We always top them with some of Grandma June’s strawberry freezer jam. One serving is about 1/2 … Continue reading

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