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Grillin’ the Pollo

Grillin’ the Pollo

Okay this isn’t the fanciest of dinners, but it’s a family favorite and very easy (you could almost say we’re cheating), and we love the smell of something grillin’ on the barbecue—especially when it’s out of season and on a rainy day. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts, enough to feed your crew, medium-sized Lemons Olive oil Freshly [...]

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Here is one of my new fave salad recipes. It is serious yum action… Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1½ teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 small Persian (or other) cucumbers, diced ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh parsley ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh dill ¼ cup fresh [...]

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper [...]

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Lemony Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

An oldie but a family-and-friend favorite, thanks to Molly Ringwald who shared this recipe with my mother when my sisters and I were all young’uns. As a pre-teen, and once I operated confidently around the kitchen, I commandeered this dessert, making it for holidays and special events. An aside: In my mid-20s, I spent half [...]

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Ingredients: 2 pounds cake flour 1 pound butter 2 eggs 6 ounces agave nectar 8 ounces white raisins 4 ounces coconut shavings Pinch of salt Directions: Beat butter in mixer until softened and slightly creamy (about one minute on high speed; about 4 minutes on low speed). On low speed, add the egg and agave [...]

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

Yield: approx. (10) 2 ounce cakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 apple, minced 1/2 celery stalk, minced 1 garlic clove, minced, sautéed 2 tablespoons onion, minced, sautéed 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco 1 teaspoon mayonnaise [...]

Fajitas!

Fajitas!

As promised last month, I’m offering an easy-tasty-healthy fajita recipe for leftover chicken. Pork or beef can also be used. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 bell pepper, diced ½ cup chopped “other” vegetable (I use carrots—yes, carrots—in this recipe) ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ¼ teaspoon black [...]

Cheesy Egg Soufflé from The Spot Gourmet

Cheesy Egg Soufflé from The Spot Gourmet

Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 ½ cups heavy cream 1 ¼ cups grated cheddar cheese 1 ¼ cups grated parmesan cheese ½ cup shredded jalapeño jack cheese Salt & Pepper to taste Dash of Tapiatio hot sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 450º. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and cream together for 3 minutes until [...]

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts Salad

This salad blends my favorites with protein-packed quinoa. Quinoa is an ancient grain that is native to South America. It comes in golden, red, and black varieties, with the golden variety being the most readily available and delicately flavored. You can purchase quinoa, along with pepitas (hulled, toasted pumpkin seeds) at a natural foods store. [...]

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Mediterranean Magic by Marinella Pollo In recognition of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, revealed this week in the conclusion of a five-year diet experiment conducted in Spain, I was inspired this morning to share one of my personal favorites from my cookbook You Never Grow Old at the Dinner Table. Having had grandparents live [...]

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