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Appetizers Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups 27-Nov-2018 Smooth & Creamy Garlic Hummus with S&P Pita Chips 17-Oct-2018 Frico Crisps 15-Sep-2018 Soups/Salads Butternut Squash Soup 20-Nov-2021 Panzanella for Two (non-traditional) 22-May-2020 Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Caesar Dressing 1-May-2020 French Green Bean & Fennel Salad w Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette 22-Jan-2019 Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios 11-Jan-2019 Winter Slaw... Continue Reading →


Servings vary depending on size of meatballs (AND how many you can eat at one time). Tip: I like to make a large batch of meatballs to freeze for future meals. If I think they will all be used in Italian-style dishes, I add the marjoram and oregano listed in the recipe. If I want... Continue Reading →

Southwest Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes

2 servings Tip: As with many of my recipes, the ingredients listed are just a guideline. First, the sweet potatoes...instead of 2 medium, feel free to grab 1 giant to share. After baking, cut it in half the long way, scoop out the centers, proceed as directed below and refill your sweet potato "bowls". Diced... Continue Reading →

No Ordinary Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serves 2 Tip: Grilled cheese doesn't have to be boring. Just thinking of bread options makes my head spin. And cheese...and meat...and fruit... and greens... I'm hungry. Let's cook one! Ingredients 4 slices hearty Raisin Walnut Bread 3-4 oz prosciutto 3 oz Gorgonzola 1 organic pear, ripe, but still firm 4 tsp unsalted butter, room... Continue Reading →

Chicken-Veg-Rice Soup

8-10 servings Tip: Try not to get too hung up on the specifics of this recipe. I wrote it down so I'd have something to share, but it's really just a guideline. When making soup, I think more about what's on hand and focus on the basics - good broth, good veggies, good protein (meat/beans/tofu),... Continue Reading →

Pork Burgers with Grilled Peppers and Onions

   4 servings Tip: Burgers are always a good choice for the grill, but change things up a little from the usual beef burgers. Seasoned ground pork, turkey or chicken (or vegetarian varieties) can provide a delicious alternative. Up your veggie intake with yummy grilled peppers & onions. INGREDIENTS 1½ lb seasoned ground high quality... Continue Reading →

Broccoli & Pancetta Quesadilla

     2 servings TIP: Feel free to change up the ingredients to your own or your family's liking. Tortillas, veggies, spices, cheese, meat or no're there! Ingredients 2 large (approx. 9” diameter) whole wheat tortillas 4 oz pancetta, diced (I buy at Trader Joe’s; ok to use regular diced bacon if preferred) ¼ small... Continue Reading →

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