Category Archives: Quick Dinners

Flatbread Pizza Three Ways

Flatbread makes a great platform for quick pizza.  Remember those English Muffin pizzas we made when we were kids?  These flatbread pizzas are the modern version.  Top them with whatever you like.  I bought Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern flatbread.  You … Continue reading

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Spring Green Asparagus Soup

There is almost nothing I like to make more than soup.  There is almost nothing I like to eat more than a smooth, pureed soup.  Maybe chocolate.  Make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  I like … 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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Pasta Fagioli

Sicilian pasta fagioli (pasta soup with beans) is very, very simple. It is peasant food at it’s best.  You don’t complicate it with a bunch of extra veggies.  Some carrots, maybe.  This soup is all about the flavor of the … Continue reading

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Swordfish with Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes

There is something about the combination of swordfish and bacon that just works!  Throw in some white wine and cherry tomatoes and you’ve got a restaurant quality dish in about 15 minutes.  This dish would also work really well with … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Salmon with Crab Basil Hollandaise

I’m so tired of eating fresh crab, said no one ever. My Uncle Mark, who I’ve written about before and described as the Paul Hogan of the Oregon Coast and am now going to start calling The Crab Whisperer, gave … Continue reading

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