Fig Spread

Fig Spread

I nearly knocked a lady over in the produce section the other day when I saw a display of fresh figs and made an abrupt U-turn with my cart. Continue Reading →

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Smoked Almonds

chicken salad sandwiches with smoked almonds

Who knew a chicken salad sandwich could bring out the rudeness in me AND turn me in to a temporary stalker?! In my defense, it wasn’t just ANY chicken salad sandwich, it was a Chicken Salad Sandwich with Smoked Almonds…

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Pea Bruschetta with Lemon & Mint

pea bruschetta with lemon and mint

My friend Elaine isn’t in town that often, but when she is, we do our darndest to schedule lunch, as well dinner with our boys. A new restaurant opened in the cute little nearby suburb of Excelsior recently, and it sounded like a perfect place for a summer al fresco dinner with our dear friends. And when I checked out the menu beforehand, I knew I’d be ordering their Pea Bruschetta appetizer. Continue Reading →

Watermelon Keg

watermelon keg

Who knew that you could easily impress your friends with a watermelon, a knife and  $6 spigot?  Continue Reading →

Roasted Zucchini and Black Bean Tostadas with Crisp Radish Relish

 

black bean tostadas with crisp radish relish

If I was going to open a restaurant tomorrow I think I’d build it around these. The flavor combination in Cooking Light‘s Roasted Zucchini and Black Bean Tostadas with Crisp Radish Relish {and the addition of my Avocado-Lime Cream Sauce} is knock-your-socks off good.

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Cauliflower Steaks with Pine Nut Dressing {and Giveaway!}

cauliflower steaks with pine nut dressing

I’d like to introduce you to someone I’ve never met – but sure would like to… Her name is Georgia Pellegrini, and she’s amazing. She’s the kind of gal you’d discover if you Googled the words “chef, adventurer, gunslinger, photographer, beautiful, brilliant.” She’s the real deal. And these Cauliflower Steaks with Pine Nut Dressing are from her latest book “Modern Pioneering.”

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Walnut Brownie Cookies

walnut brownie cookieswalnut brownie cookies

On Saturdays during golf season, we have an open-door policy. The back door, that is. The one that faces the golf course. Friends and neighbors needing a bottle of water or other tasty beverage know that our rec-room fridge is always full and they’re welcome to whatever is in it.

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Wild Salmon, Orzo & Arugula Pesto en Papillote

salmon orzo arugula pesto en papillote

You’re looking for something impressive – yet simple; healthy – but full of flavor. This Wild Salmon, Orzo & Arugula Pesto en Papillote from Food & Wine magazine just might become your new go-to entree. Continue Reading →