Margarita Fish Tacos for Cinco de Mayo and Welcoming in Spring

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and with the weather warming, it’s the perfect time to take out the grill for fish tacos and make yourself a margarita. On our block, we joke with the neighbors that once the snow falls, we don’t see anybody for five months. People park their cars in […]

White Pizza with Shrimp on Naan

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A white pizza sauce made with garlic and oil graces leftover naan and is topped off with green onions, black olives and shrimp for a quick and easy pizza night or a stunning appetizer tray. Sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on you. It’s the random phone calls, doctor appointments that take longer […]

Mini Lemon Dill Cheesecake Bites with Lox

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These savory mini cheesecakes are filled with lemon and dill, baked inside phyllo shells and topped with a bit of lox (cured salmon). They’re perfect for parties, entertaining or as game day snacks. They also make a great late-night snacks when you’re hanging on the couch. Do you ever wake up one morning and realize […]

Gingered Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp

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These gingered clementine and pomegranate shrimp make fantastic appetizers or even a quick lunch. They come together quickly, cook even quicker, and then you’re left with tasty little shrimp covered in a sweet and spicy glaze. What’s not to love? Last winter I was involved in this fantastic project that was the brainchild of one […]

Saying Goodbye to Summer: Thai Red Curry Shrimp

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Fall came in this week with a burst of cool wind, bringing out our sweaters and socks, sandals packed reluctantly away as we prepare to move into the next season. Still, though, there are tomatoes and summer squash at the farmers market, hopefully for a few more weeks, sitting in wooden crates and baskets right […]

Lemongrass Scallops and a Nakano Giveaway

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We eat quite a bit of food with a Southeast Asian flare around here. Sometimes I make it; other times I seek it out and purchase it, but either way, we’re no stranger to the flavors or the fantastic smells that cooking with rice wines and vinegars, teeny, tiny chili peppers or lemongrass and ginger […]

Salmon Wellington with a Beurre Blanc & Thermador’s New Steam Convection Oven

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Last week I had the privilege of spending some time in Scottsdale, Arizona with a group of amazing bloggers after being invited to the Thermador Showroom as they released their new Steam & Convection Oven, set to hit the market this fall. Before I even said yes to going, I knew that I was in […]