Monthly Archives: February 2011

Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies


What makes a million dollar cookie? A great recipe, the right judges who like it, and great creativity. This is the 2008 Pillsbury Bake-Off winner. It is a twist on the classic peanut butter cookie. The cookies have creamy inside, … Continue reading

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Toasted Rice Topped with Shrimp and a Lemon Cream Sauce


My sister has told me to try this recipe that she saw on Food Network  several times now. I’m not too sure why it took so long because it is one worth making again and again! It is not a complicated … Continue reading

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Scallops and chorizo


This amazing recipe is a result of trial and error that brought victory. I was watching Nigella Lawson make scallops on the television one day. She made this beautiful chorizo and scallops using cured chorizo sausage and small scallops. Her show … Continue reading

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Steakhouse salad with blue cheese


Why is it that when Spring is in the air, the cravings for comfort food seems to disappear and the desire for fresher ingredients become stronger? Perhaps the days getting a bit longer helps as we tend to eat lighter … Continue reading

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Lemon infused quinoa salad with yellow tomatoes, asparagus, & fresh herbs


This week was warmer than usual and is probably why some of the healthier and lighter ingredients have been pulled from the depths of the pantry. It is a perfect side dish to grilled chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables. It also … Continue reading

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real mushroom soup with a touch of lemon


There is nothing like cream of mushroom soup. Mushrooms may be a short term craze as of late and they are worth the cravings as they are an excellent source of iron, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, copper, and zinc. This soup is divine. It is another … Continue reading

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Easy Pickled Carrots


There was a 1 pound bag of carrots in the refrigerator that I was afraid was going to go to waste. Truly, I was hoping my baby would love homemade pureed carrots, but, once again, her picky side prevailed. Thus, … Continue reading

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