Recipe Development

16 May Special of the day: May is National BBQ Month, Get your Marinade On!

[caption id="attachment_1943" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken"][/caption] Special of the Day: May is National BBQ Month Get your Marinade on! May is National Barbecue Month!  What better time than now to ignite your marinade mojo? The miracle of marinades is that they not only tenderize meat by breaking...

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09 May Special of the day: A Beautiful Breakfast in Bed for Mom

  [caption id="attachment_1927" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Breakfast in bed for Mom"][/caption] One of my very favorite Mother’s Day gifts is the bright and cheery crayon-resist painting of a bouquet of flowers in a striped “#1 MOM” vase adorned with hearts our daughter Madison created for me for Mother’s...

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24 Apr Recipe Redux: Lemon Olive Oil Shortcakes with Basil Balsamic Strawberries and Sweet Ricotta Cream

[caption id="attachment_1862" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Lemon Olive Oil Shortcakes"][/caption] As the weather warms and ripe strawberries in season spring forth on produce stands, strawberry shortcake seems like the perfect short-and-sweet ending to many a meal. And it can be, as long as you’re mindful of the basic...

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18 Apr Special of the day: Gourmet Goodies for a Weekend Getaway

[caption id="attachment_1840" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Gourmet goodies ready to go!"][/caption] A gracious guest never shows up empty-handed, and gifts from the kitchen are always special, I think.   Our invitation for a weekend away at a good friend’s cabin got me cooking up some ideas on what we...

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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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21 Mar Special of the day: Baking with a Bounty of Beautiful Blueberries

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Lemon Blueberry-Ribbon Bundt Cake"][/caption] This week’s Special of the Day spotlight shines on a superfood that can do almost anything, short of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. You name it, the blueberry has got it covered. A diet rich in...

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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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