Vegetarian Chili with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sour Cream

On Tuesday morning I was feeling particularly stressed out about all of the things I needed to accomplish this week. It’s been such a long week. I’m still behind on some freelance projects I’ve got going on. In the midst of all of this work stuff, I managed to completely forgot it was my son’s […]

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Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe with Oregano Vinaigrette

As promised, the recipe for the Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad.  Truly, I haven’t met a chickpea salad I haven’t loved.  But this one is the best I’ve ever made.  I attribute that to all the goodies layered in the bowl with the chickpeas. Aren’t the layers pretty?  It makes it look a little more special, […]

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Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Shrimp Gyros with Rosemary Tzatziki Sauce

My family often requests chicken gyros for dinner.  It’s totally a family favorite.  My oldest daughter loves those gyros and has ever since she was a year old.  Tzatziki sauce is her favorite condiment.  Her other love is shrimp.  So this recipe is for her–three of her very favorite things in one–Rosemary and Roasted Garlic […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart with Cherry Tomato Compote and Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography Review

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with this tasty Herbed Goat Cheese Tart! I think this is the first year I have actually made a pie (tart) for 3.14.  I was reminded last night when I popped into the grocery store for a few things for dinner and saw a stack of pies by the automatic doors.  […]

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Hot Salmon Spinach Dip

Raise your hand if you always order spinach dip for your appetizer when you’re eating out?  (I’m raising my hand.)  I love the stuff.  Usually it has artichokes in it.  Sometimes green chiles.  But this version…you’re gonna love it.  It just seemed natural to add salmon and dill to spinach dip and bake it until […]

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Grilled Lamb Patties and 14 Hands Wine

  I enjoy the flavor wine imparts in my cooking, so I was happy to team up with 14 Hands Winery to do some summer grilling. They sent me some bottles of wine for me to experiment with. We’ve purchased 14 Hands for cooking before, and we’ve always been very satisfied with the results. I was very […]

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