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Steak Kabobs with Fresh Herbs

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Try these succulent, lean steak kabobs marinated in a fresh herb paste.    With this recipe it doesn’t have to be exact.  If you have 2 or 3 of the herbs on hand, great but if don’t simply substitute with … Continue reading

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Chicken Panang Curry with Rice

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I LOVE curry dishes… red curry, green curry, yellow curry… all of them!  When we lived in Cary, NC we would dine often at a Thai place and I almost always ordered this dish.  I asked a few questions from … Continue reading

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Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

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Blueberry Yogurt Muffins Recipe 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 ounces Greek blueberry yogurt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon honey … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Salsa

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Tomatillo Salsa   10 tomatillos, husked and rinsed 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced and seeds removed 1 onion, quartered 1 teaspoon white vinegar Water 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped 2 limes, juiced Salt to taste … Continue reading

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Tempura Vegetables

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Years ago, my husband I were vacationing in Napa Valley and stayed at this great little B&B, La Residence Inn and in the afternoons in their beautiful courtyard they would serve light appetizers paired with great wines.    On one … Continue reading

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Homemade Pasta & Pesto

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My family loves this pasta and I hope you do as well. Fresh Basil Pesto (Nut free)   3 cups fresh basil leaves (packed) 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Chinese Five-Spice Pork Wraps

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  This slow cooked pork is amazing!  It takes a while to cook but well worth it and only 15 minutes to prep.  Perfect for tailgating or having friends over to watch a football game. Chinese Five-Spice Pork Wraps   … Continue reading

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Easy Pizza Sauce and Toppings

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You can make the sauce in advance and keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. For the pizza crust I either buy pizza dough or Naan bread (garlic or plain). I usually have fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, mushrooms and … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese & Lemon Ravioli

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Goat Cheese and Lemon Ravioli Serves 4     Pasta dough   3 tablespoons olive oil 3 eggs 2 ½ cups flour, extra for rolling ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric Grated zest of 3 lemons   Filling   11 ounces soft … Continue reading

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Easy Cheese & Scallion Quiche

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Cheese & Scallion Quiche This is not only great for breakfast but also for lunch or dinner served with a fresh garden salad. Recipe   1 store bought pie crust OR homemade pie crust   1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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