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Dinner in 15 Minutes

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 9, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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It’s a gorgeous summer day and you just want to kick back on the patio with a glass of vino and a nice dinner. Dilemma: You want a home cooked meal, but you neither want to cook for an hour nor do you want to go out to a restaurant. Solution: Here’s... more

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Breakfast from Tempel Farms Organics CSA Box

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 18, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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Farmers’ Markets are a sure sign that the Midwest summer has begun.  The other day my daughter and I spent that day at Tempel Farms Organics in Old Mill Creek, Illinois.  After picking up a CSA (community shared agriculture) box from the market tent, we went back to my friend’s... more

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Fire Up The Grill

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 17, 2014 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

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I know it’s a stereotype, but often times the men in the house “man the grill” and the women are scared to death of the flames.  Melissa & Meg faced the challenge and fired up the grill with me during a recent cooking class.  We reviewed lighting the grill, monitoring... more

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Knife Skill Recipes That Are A Cut Above

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 8, 2014 | Category : Blog, Classes, What's for Dinner

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Jane honed her knife skills with me while we created a colorful delicious meal that could fit the vegetarian, vegan and meat eater’s demands at her kitchen table.  We prepared a flavorful Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad and a hearty Southwestern Bison Meatball Soup served with or without Bison Meatballs. If you are... more

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Shrimp Black Bean Quesadillas

By: | Comments Off | On: April 7, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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This is a crowd pleaser for diners of all ages and it is a fast week night pick!  I serve Shrimp Black Bean Quesadillas with Guacamole, Cucumber Mango Salsa & tortilla chips.  The leftovers make an excellent salad or snack the next day too.  My son is allergic to shrimp... more

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Chicken Marsala, Roasted Asparagus & TBM Quinoa

By: | Comments Off | On: April 7, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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We returned from spring break travels and I was eager to get back in the kitchen to prepare a home made meal.  The chicken marsala is easy, but you will need to allocate more than 1/2 hour for cooking.  The asparagus & quinoa is a cinch!  Hey, if you are... more

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Green Chicken Chili

By: | Comments Off | On: March 23, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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Soup makes a warm, filling dinner on a winter (yes, March and it’s still winter) evening.  Green Chicken Chili is a quick meal to prepare.  This is garnished with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.  I serve it with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and vegetable crudite.   more

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The Ex-Wife’s Soy Marinated Salmon

By: | Comments Off | On: March 21, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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This grilled salmon is simple, but where it came from is not…thanks to my late Uncle Arnie this dish has become a staple in our family.  Compliment the Soy Ginger Marinated Salmon with Coconut Lime Rice, Edamame Slaw, and a salad dressed with Asian Peanut Dressing. more

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Pasta Telefono

By: | Comments Off | On: March 21, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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My friend Susan calls this Pasta Telefono since the mozzarella stretches out like a telephone cord.  Once again…notice the TBM (tomato, basil, mozzarella) brings all the flavor to this dish.  You can add a salad to this, but if you want to make it a one dish dinner there are... more

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PK Chicken

By: | Comments Off | On: March 21, 2014 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner

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I combined two of my favorite chicken dishes (Piccata + Marsala) and came up with PK Chicken.  It goes perfectly with a dinner salad and fresh baguette. more

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