Entrees

04 Apr Special of the day: The Beauty of Blanching Fresh Vegetables

[caption id="attachment_1801" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Beautifully Blanched Asparagus Tips with Dill Dip"][/caption] Every season ushers in a new cast of fresh vegetables stepping out for all to enjoy. Spring for me sings of tiny tender asparagus tips, crunchy sugar snap peas and fragrant fresh basil leaves, all...

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20 Mar Recipe Redux: Still Delicious, Now More Nutritious: Crispy Baked Chicken

[caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Crispy Baked Chicken"][/caption] Recipe Redux: Still Delicious, Now More Nutritious Crispy Baked Chicken Crunchy golden outsides coupled with moist juicy insides make crispy chicken drumsticks a classic favorite comfort food on many people’s lists. If you’re hankering for a fried chicken fix, but hoping for...

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14 Mar Special of the day: Super Quick, Super Delicious, Supermarket Finds

[caption id="attachment_1699" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Butternut Squash Ravioli with Browned Butter, Parmesan and Sage"][/caption]   Strolling through the supermarket recently, I spied some stunning red and yellow striped butternut squash ravioli calling out to me from the top shelf of the refrigerated pasta case at Albertsons. Not typically...

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07 Mar Special of the day: A Roundup of Roasted Vegetable Recipes

[caption id="attachment_1652" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Baked Sweet Potato with Garlic Roasted Vegetables"][/caption] It all boils down to three words of sage advice that keep popping up again and again: eat your vegetables. One of the healthiest things you can do for your body is to incorporate more vegetables...

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29 Feb Special of the day: A Fresh Take on Fish on Fridays

  [caption id="attachment_1643" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Teriyaki Scallop Kabobs and Shrimp Skewers with Plum Sauce"][/caption] Find yourself fishing for a fresh take on what to make for dinner, come week’s end? If you happen to be one of the many Catholics out there who observe the Lenten tradition...

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08 Feb Special of the day: When in Orlando, Eat at Emeril’s

[caption id="attachment_1567" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Pan Seared Scallops"][/caption]   Masses of muggles from all over are migrating to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, since its opening to the public on June 18, 2010. Huge Harry Potter fans, our daughters, Mackenzie and Madison could hardly...

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01 Feb Special of the day: Ready, Set, Risotto!

[caption id="attachment_1528" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Mushroom Thyme Risotto"][/caption]  If you’ve ever had reservations about making risotto at home, we’re here to help. Those rumors of the gallons of stock and hours of stirring required to achieve the heavenly creaminess enjoyed when ordering the classic Italian short-grained rice...

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18 Jan Make it now, Bake it Later: Dinner’s on!

[caption id="attachment_1475" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Penne Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream"][/caption] What a simple joy in life it is to come home after an action-packed day knowing there’s something satisfying, already assembled in the refrigerator, patiently waiting for you to pop in the oven and pull...

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17 Jan Recipe Redux: Still delicious, now more nutritious: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

[caption id="attachment_1487" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Roasted Vegetable Lasagna"][/caption] Layers of melted Italian cheeses and hearty meat sauce make classic lasagna a fallback favorite for many, especially as comfort food cravings accompany cold winter temperatures. But have you ever taken a peek at the hidden calories baked into...

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