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Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce

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 »

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Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. 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… Read more »

Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

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 »

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Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

A favorite fall-flavored recipe in our house is my quick and easy Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash.   Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash is a satisfying and flavorful dish that’s 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… Read more »

Couscous Pizza with Sausage & Artichokes

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

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 »

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Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

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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Turkey Pie with Spinach-Brown Rice Crust

Another delicious recipe from mom, slightly adapted by me.  Mom introduced me to artichokes as a little girl, and I love them in virtually all forms – steamed, grilled, baked, in casseroles, etc. They are a great complement to the turkey, Portobello mushrooms and curry flavors in this dish. This has become one of my… Read more »

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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic Cream Sauce

Robert and I are trying to eat healthier these days, so when I saw a delicious sounding recipe for a garlic cream sauce in mom’s recipe box, I decided to make a healthier version. We always have almond milk on hand as we like it in our morning coffee, so substituted the half and half… Read more »

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Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Turkey & Zucchini

I love spaghetti squash and I’m always experimenting with new ways to fix it. There are several different ways to cook the squash (before you combine it with the rest of the ingredients) and after a bit of experimentation, I decided that microwaving is the best approach. The method described below was developed by Jaden… Read more »

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