Asparagus & Brie With Pasta

Have you tried the Trader Joe’s or shall I say Trader Jaques Shells with Brie and Asparagus?   The pre-made dish can be found in the frozen section displayed in a country style ramekin with a handle and boasting that it is “sinfully rich and worth every bite.”  To be honest, I found it to be…

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Caviar and Blini With Champagne

Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are almost to the end of 2016 already! When you live season to season, you really don’t realize where the time has gone. Some of us plan something special to ring in the New Year – perhaps a night full of memorable movies and munchies with lots of popcorn.…

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Pistachio Soup

Pistachio Soup is a spiced winter soup. It is wonderful for the holidays with its vibrant green color that embraces the festive holiday hues. When you want to serve soup at your holiday party, this soup is a rare and perfect complement at room temperature. So, you don’t have to worry about keeping it hot.…

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Chipotle Shrimp Mac & Cheese

Traditional Mac & Cheese has become a staple at the Thanksgiving table, however with the holidays coming up, I thought about doing a twist on the Mac & Cheese. One of my favorites is Lobster Mac & Cheese, but it’s really rich and although it would be a great idea for Feast of the Seven…

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Stuffed Vitelotte Potatoes (Purple Potatoes)

I came across this Italian food blogger who made a Sicilian Shrimp Salad with Mashed Purple Potatoes. It gave me an idea for my Plum Purple Italian theme this month. Her salad is a masterpiece of culinary art, which I will not dare try to replicate. However, I love her approach to unite Italian and…

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Autumn Nostalgia & Balsamic Roasted Grapes

The last few months I have focused on summer fruits – mangoes and watermelon to be exact. As summer winds down and fall is upon us, just as the leaves turn, it’s time to turn to the beautiful ambience of autumn. This month it’s all about the subtle and beautiful amethyst hues in the colors…

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Watermelon & Serrano Chili Bites

Imagine sweet watermelon, tangy lime juice, spicy serrano, and creamy salty feta all in your mouth at the same time. Those are the flavors that these tiny bite size pieces of appetizers are packed with. It may sound odd, but these complex flavors really shine through when combined together in this way and the result…

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Spicy Mango Salad & 10 Ingredients

I have nearly finished the entire basket of mangoes that I was gifted and we have arrived at the last recipe I will be posting for my month long series – Monsoon Mangoes. It’s been a whole lot of mangoes and I think I’m ready to be done with mangoes for this season. Today, I’m…

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