White Bean Ragout with Toast

White Bean Ragout with Toast-4

This recipe is in Bon Appetit May 2012, I tried it and immediately loved it, but decided to add shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Even better, plus more filling meal for the guys in my house! The recipe calls for you to make Soffritto, which is a mix of chopped aromatics, it is the base […]

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Happy Father's Day!


I hope all you Father’s out there have a wonderful Day! I will be grilling up some protein for my hubby!  He likes good grilled food.  My kind of man!  He choose to have ribs on his day.  I will be placing the ribs on a broiling pan, with the bottom of the pan filled […]

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Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini


I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans. […]

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Grilled Buffalo-Barbecue Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dip


This is one of my favorite easy, healthy (going light on the dip) recipes.  I just love the buffalo flavor on the shrimp!  A great dish to serve on Sunday watching the game or on a weeknight when you just don’t have a lot of time to throw together dinner!   This with a side […]

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Poached Salmon with Avocado Puree and Pea Salad

Poached Salmon with Avocado Puree and Pea Salad at

This dish is so beautiful, delicious and it is SO good for you!  Half the list of ingredients are Super Foods so you know it is chocked full of goodness.  The recipe is from Jeffery’s Grocery in New York. 1 1/2 pounds skinless Salmon fillet 15 Tarragon leaves, torn 2 cups of  hot vegetable Broth […]

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Italian Potato Salad

Italian Potato Salad Recipe at

This is a Paula Dean recipe, I love to make this for a large group.  The reason – it is perfect for a crowd?  You don’t need to refrigerate it, you leave it to rest on the counter, so you can make it ahead of time and forget about it until its time to eat. […]

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Diary of a Dinner Party


I decided to throw a dinner party to bring together my friends before we all got lost in the summer madness and to celebrate my husbands birthday. Though I am no expert on how to throw a party I have done it several times and I thought it might be fun to share the party […]

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Barbecue Shrimp with Cheese Grits


I have made a deal with myself.  No new cooking magazines, until I go through the old ones and try the recipes I earmarked and forgot!  So slowly, but surely I cooking them up, subjecting the family to the results and based on the reviews sharing them with you.  It’s been tough holding to the […]

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Spicy-Sweet Lamb Chops


This recipe got a mixed review in my house.  Jim does not like sweet food, so he was not a fan.  Me and Jacob thought it was mighty fine.  So, you be the judge based on your tastes. Its super quick and simple to pull together! 1/4 cup raisins 2 tablespoons sweet sherry 1/4 cup […]

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Sauteing Mushrooms


 Jim picked up the most beautiful bunch of baby Portabelo Mushrooms on Sunday. I sauted them for dinner the other night and as I was wiping them off with a towel Jim asked me why I didn’t just wash my mushrooms off under the sink.  Of course that gave me an idea to share with […]

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella


 When you serve it to them don’t tell them it was this easy!  It will be our little secret!! 1 Eggplant, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Fresh Campana Mozzarella Ball 1 cup of Marinara Sauce Basil Leaves Salt & Pepper Olive oil Preheat Grill to medium-high heat. Place Eggplant slices on plate lined with paper towel […]

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Salmon Burgers


I wanted to update and repost this recipe.  Over the weekend, my hubby brought home salmon from Costco and requested I make these burgers.  I didn’t have any peppers on hand, so I went with what I had.  Asparagus, I diced up 5 spears and added them to the Salmon mix, I also added 1/4 […]

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