Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons and Warm Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Let’s talk about wilted salads.  Do you like them or hate them?  Does it depend on the leafy green you use?  I love wilted salads–just barely cooking the greens with a quick stint in a hot pan or with a warm vinaigrette, or in this case, both. I made my foray into cooking with leafy […]

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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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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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Avocado, Citrus, Red Pepper and Cucumber Salad with Ginger and Lemongrass Dressing

Something I’ve been trying to do the last little while is sit down and enjoy my meals.  I’m busy.  (You are too.)  And I find myself grabbing something quick (and sometimes not that healthy) on the run or between camera shots or errands or picking up kids from school.  It’s paaaainful to sit down and […]

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Quinoa Buckwheat Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Fresh Mozarella

This salad is the love child of tabbouleh and caprese salad.  All of the greatness comes together for a rockin’ salad that is as healthy as it is delicious and will have you going back for seconds and thirds. My friend Amy was in town and in my evil plans to monopolize her whole day, […]

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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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