Southwestern Salmon Salad on Avocado

I know that the Easter table usually involves some kind of lamb or roast, but Easter arrives in the Spring when most people like it down to light and airy Sunday brunch.  My recipe today is more for that Sunday brunch, or afternoon lunch/tea.  The Southwestern Salmon Salad on Avocado can be served any time…

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Potato Soup with Corned Beef

Ok, I’m behind on the St. Patrick’s Day post. I hope everyone had a fun and very green St. Patrick’s Day. This post is about the day after St. Patrick’s, when you are hung over and you have left over corned beef. Spring is arriving a little slowly around here and Nor’easter storms are still…

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Chicken and Chocolate Sauce Alongside Saffron Rice

It’s Oscar weekend and this year will be the 90th Academy Awards.  In it’s honor, I’m going back to another iconic classic that won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Moon River,” and was also nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Adapted Screenplay, and…

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Chinese New Year Shrimp Fried Rice

It’s the Chinese New Year and the year of the dog.  The Year of the Dog is associated with the earthly branch element.  According to the Chinese horoscope, The Year of the Dog is a good time for lifestyle changes.  So, if you are planning to quit smoking or change some bad eating habits, this…

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Dutch Baby Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few days, I thought it was time to do a breakfast recipe.  While everyone else is planning their Valentine’s Dinner at the end of the day this Wednesday night, you can easily surprise your special person with a special breakfast first thing in the morning.What to do…

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Casablanca Movie Night Paired Alongside Shrimp & Mushroom with Spinach Couscous

This month I have selected Casablanca, not only because it is one of the greatest films in history and with the Oscar’s just a month away an Academy Award winning film deserves to be featured, but also because the iconic film is a romantic melodrama that is idyllic for the month of Valentine. Casablanca is…

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National Popcorn Day – Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

January 19th is National Popcorn Day, so I thought I would share a Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn recipe from a holiday popcorn swap I did a few years back.  It’s really simple to make and you can sit back and enjoy a gourmet bowl of popcorn.  I think the infusion of rosemary in this recipe gives…

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Soup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ “–  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1957. One of life’s purposes for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was to help others.  On #MLKJr Day we are reminded of his achievements which have influenced the lives we live today.  With so…

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