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Category Archive for 'Quick & Easy'

It’s cocktail time and I’ve made you something unusual and delicious… Meet “The Greet” – a White Port Cocktail! I’d never had white port before going to my friend Roz’s house for a holiday party last year. She discovered this cocktail at a port tasting event and told me that they called it “The Greet” […]

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I’ll be honest here….lunch is not my favorite meal of the day. I’m often running here and there during lunch time and end up throwing some leftovers together, making a salad, or eating the oh so healthy cheese, crackers, and apple lunch.  Hey, at least I add the apple.  BUT when I actually plan ahead, […]

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I can’t believe I’ve never posted the recipe for Pasta with Shrimp & Fresh Tomatoes! This has long been one of my favorite dishes to make but I often fiddle around with the recipe adding mushrooms, white wine, some kind of cheesy goodness, and I forget just how good the original recipe is. Pure and […]

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Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp – Perfect for hot summer weather! This is an incredibly versatile salad. It can be made ahead and refrigerated or made when you’re ready to eat and served at room temperature. Add whatever veggies you like, have on hand, or have growing in the garden! Because it’s made with rice noodles […]

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Mango Chicken Stir Fry! Holy Cats! I love this dish!!!! A perfectly ripe mango is a beautiful thing. They’re in season right now and I just happened to have 2 sitting on my counter smelling divine. I also happened to have boneless, skinless chicken thighs thawing in the fridge so with the power of The […]

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Summer Zucchini Season is in full swing so Pasta with Zucchini & Ricotta is the answer to that age old question… “Hey, would you take some zucchini? I have a ton in my garden!” That answer should always be, YES! Quickly sautéed zucchini meets creamy ricotta cheese in a dinner that cooks in just about […]

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TGIF, Friends! I’ve made you a fancy cocktail. A Gin & Ginger Gimlet! Wow, what a busy summer this has turned out to be. Sorry for the light posting but life has been crazier than expected. I’ve made my usual summer migration up to Minnesota to play the opera and we’re opening Sweeney Todd tonight! […]

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Hawaiian Glazed Chicken is sort of a happy new recipe accident. My favorite restaurant near my house is actually a food truck called the The South Pacific Grill (greater Tampa/Brandon area) that serves amazing Hawaiian/Asian influenced food. Their Huli Huli Chicken is TO DIE FOR and since I can’t always get out to their truck for a […]

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First a disclaimer about Tarragon Fingerling Potatoes… This is not a real recipe.  We can call it a method, but I don’t want anyone to think….oh geez, now she’s boiling potatoes and calling it magical, or anything like that. I happen to have a friend who texts me with great angst whenever a certain someone on the […]

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Lemon Butter Shrimp Pasta! This is the latest recipe in our new section of Weeknight Wonders and is a dish I would happily (and easily) make for guests. Who doesn’t love a recipe with only a few ingredients that cooks in the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta? I know I do. […]

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