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Berry Cream Parfaits

March 22, 2017

I love these Berry Cream Parfaits because they are super delicious, super quick & easy to prepare, and super impressive. They take only 10 minutes to put together! Simply blend cream cheese, crème fraiche (or sour cream), lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Then layer the cheese mixture with fresh berries in a fun glass and,… Read more »

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Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

February 28, 2017

My fabulous, smart, handsome, supportive husband, Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday dinners at his Uncle Billy’s house. When he’s in the kitchen, Robert channels his Italian roots, crafting great pasta dishes – always without a… Read more »

Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce

February 20, 2017

These make-ahead Seafood Phyllo Bundles are packed with flavor, scrumptious and impressive to serve.  Shrimp and crab are seasoned with the “holy trinity of Cajun cooking” (onions, bell peppers and celery) and Old Bay, mixed together with cream cheese and then wrapped in a delicate phyllo pastry. As if that isn’t enough, these delectable bundles… Read more »

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Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce

February 15, 2017

I love these poached eggs in Italian sauce because they are full of flavor and take just minutes to put together in the morning. First, you prepare a quick sauce of diced tomatoes, garlic and herbs in a skillet. The you poach some eggs in the sauce, add some tangy grated Parmesan cheese at the… Read more »

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Roasted Salmon Steaks

February 7, 2017

Basting salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is a traditional way to serve this fish – it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. I have vivid memories of a family vacation in Alaska, when I was fifteen years old, and we were camping in a Winnebago RV and fly fishing. One day,… Read more »

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Tex-Mex Fondue

February 1, 2017

Fondue was a family favorite growing up — cheese, beef and tempura style. It’s great fun for kids as it’s so active. Dad was always stealing everyone else’s food out of the fondue pot! My mom loved it because there is so little prep involved — just a bit of chopping and stirring, and then… Read more »

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Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip

January 21, 2017

Robert and I both love lump crabmeat. He makes killer crab cakes, and I like to make our Seafood Lasagna (in my cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®) as well as various crab dips and canapés. This recipe is a favorite, because not only is it chock-a-block full of yummy flavors, it is super easy and fast… Read more »

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad

January 15, 2017

This delicious and healthy fall or winter salad is excellent served with soup, roast chicken or pork. If you have friends or family who can’t eat mushrooms, you can make this dish without them — it’s still scrumptious and beautiful. This recipe will likely make more sugared walnuts than you will need, but just save… Read more »

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Chicken Noodle Soup

January 9, 2017

Who doesn’t like chicken noodle soup, especially when tired or sick? I know it always makes me feel better, especially in early January when I am recovering from the hectic – but fun – holidays! While the direct health benefits of chicken noodle soup have yet to be confirmed in research studies, it does contain… Read more »

Peppermint Ice Cream and Chocolate Squares

January 3, 2017

I love peppermint anything, especially when mixed with chocolate! This dessert was a favorite of my mom – a vanilla cookie crust, topped with a fluffy chocolate sauce and ice cream. Mom liked to make it with vanilla or coffee ice cream; I’m partial to peppermint ice cream, especially around the holidays when it’s more… Read more »

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