Category Archives: Dinner

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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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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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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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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Italian Sausage Hoagie

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These Italian sausage hoagies are quick and easy to make for a quick lunch or dinner. Italian Sausage Hoagies Serves 4 4 hot or mild Italian sausage links 1 tablespoon blended oil 1 small yellow onion, sliced 1 red bell … Continue reading

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Creamy Orzo

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I love this dish and it goes great with my Chicken Paupiettes with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce. Creamy Orzo   Serves 6-8   1 pound Italian Orzo 1-2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons blended oil 1 large shallot, finely chopped … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

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I love shrimp and pasta.  This recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner served with a fresh salad and warm baguette. Shrimp Scampi with Linguine Serves 4-6   1 pound linguine pasta (cook as directed) 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined … Continue reading

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Artichokes with Basil Mayonnaise

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Artichokes with Basil Mayonnaise Recipe 2 fresh artichokes, tips and leaves trimmed         2 tablespoons of fresh herbs, chopped (Basil, Italian parsley and Greek Oregano) Olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt           In … Continue reading

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Thai Shrimp Soup

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Thai Shrimp Soup This soup is aromatic and full of rich flavors and is perfect for either a family dinner or for entertaining.  Typical Thai cuisine would call for fresh kaffir lime leaves but those are sometimes hard to find … Continue reading

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