Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onions

August 2, 2017

I love the flavors in Tex-Mex fajitas – grilled protien (meat, poultry or shrimp) combined with grilled onions and peppers and served with tortillas, guacamole, cheese and sour cream. One day I decided to create a dish that captured the basic flavors in fajitas into a healthier, more elegant dish – that is, without the… Read more »


Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

June 12, 2017

This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta is cooling, I whisk up the deeply flavorful dressing – comprised of soy sauce, peanut butter,… Read more »


Mexican Baked Chicken

December 19, 2016

A festive and fun one-dish meal — breaded and baked chicken topped with salsa, cheddar cheese and sour cream and served with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Instead of just dipping the chicken in beaten egg and then plain breadcrumbs, I layer in more flavor by adding salsa to the eggs and chili powder, cumin, garlic… Read more »


Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce

March 18, 2015

These Italian-inspired chicken breasts are quick to prepare for every day meals and elegant enough for entertaining, too. The flavor of the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and olives intensifies while cooking, resulting in a delicious, colorful sauce. (Click on the photo below to see the video!) I make it often, not just because Robert and… Read more »

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

February 25, 2015

I was intimidated by stuffed shells for years – they just looked so complicated to prepare. But, I did love the presentation, and the deliciousness. Once I finally decided to give them a go, I found they’re surprisingly easy to make, and now I serve them all the time! This recipe is impressive looking and… Read more »

Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

January 19, 2015

I love Mexican food – tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, etc. – as did my mom. These chicken enchiladas were one of her favorites to serve at casual dinner parties or family get togethers. “Suizas” roughly means Swiss, and when used to describe enchiladas, it means the dish is topped with a cream or creamy cheese-based… Read more »

Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

October 7, 2014

This is a satisfying and flavorful dish that is perfect when squash is in season and I’m trying to use the last of my garden herbs before the first snowfall. You can purchase a two-pound bag of peeled and cubed butternut squash at Costco, which reduces the prep time on this recipe to about five… Read more »

Couscous Pizza with Sausage & Artichokes

April 14, 2014

The other night I had some leftover Ginger Couscous (recipe is in our cookbook) and decided it might be fun to make a pizza crust with it. I’ve seen rice crusts, and thought couscous just might work – and it did! You can put just about any topping on this crust, and you can make… Read more »

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Cherry Balsamic Glaze

March 28, 2014

Once a month I conduct a cooking demonstration at EVOO Marketplace, the leading purveyor of quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in the Denver area. For my March demo at their downtown store, Stephanie Bohler (part of the Major family that owns and manages all three EVOO Marketplace stores) requested that I include a… Read more »

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

July 17, 2013

What could be better on a hot summer day than a cool and refreshing summer salad of roasted chicken, pasta, apple and celery tossed with a delicious mango-curry sauce. Another timeless recipe out of my mom’s recipe box that never disappoints. It is one of our favorites to take to outdoor summer concerts at the… Read more »

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