Category Archives: Signature Recipes

Got Tomatoes?

I wanted to create a salsa that was tangy, slightly sweet and versatile.  This one is part Mexican, part Mediterranean and tastes just the way I like it. Mexi-terranean Salsa Puree to desired consistency in small food processor. 1 c … Continue reading

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No-Guilt Nachos

Here’s a simple and healthy meal or snack you can whip up in less than 15 minutes. No-Guilt Nachos Layer onto individual plates: Baked Tortilla Chips Bean Dip or Vegetarian Refried Beans (warmed) Grated Cheese Microwave each plate individually to … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken

  In honor of my sister-in-law who asked me, “What are some easy ways to make chicken?”, I’m dedicating this post.  I’m going to take the liberty of reading a few more details into that seemingly straight forward question.  Such … Continue reading

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Fresh Ingredients are Key for Great Caesar Salad

This is a “recipe” for cooks who sometimes cook without recipes.  The instructions are brief, the amounts are approximate and you can adjust the ingredients to your own taste. I use these particular ingredients when I make my own Caesar … Continue reading

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Fruit Salad from the Archives

Various versions of this salad have circulated around for years.  It reminds me of a recipe called Glorified Rice that my grandma made when I was a kid.  Orzo is a fun little pasta that makes this classic new again. … Continue reading

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Take a Dip

Here’s a dip that’s simple to prepare at the last minute.  Add it to the snack table at a party.  Everyone loves this one.  Nothing to take home but an empty bowl. Bean Dip 1 can (30 oz) refried beans … Continue reading

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A Fresh Blend of Cranberries and Oranges

A unique blend of flavors and textures — sweet, tart and slightly crunchy.  Replace processed cranberry sauce with this refreshing, whole foods relish.  Try it on your leftover turkey sandwiches. Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish 2 c fresh cranberries 1 orange, … Continue reading

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Aloha Mahi Mahi

Ok, so this isn’t a Hawaiian recipe.  But Honolulu was where I was first introduced to Mahi Mahi.  On my 18th birthday, no less.  I’m pretty sure I’ve always been a foodie. This is a quick, easy, moist and tasty … Continue reading

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A Good to Eat Sweet Pumpkin Treat

Blend, bake, eat.  Easy!   An autumn dessert that tastes like pumpkin pie but feels like a healthier sweet treat… because it is. Pumpkin Custard 2/3 c sugar 1/4 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 (13 oz) can evaporated … Continue reading

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Chowderheads Can Cook

  You’ll be surprised at how quick you can put this chowder together.  Depending on how proficient you are with a can opener this is a 20 minute meal.  Really.  Chicken Corn Chowder ½ c onion, chopped 1 tsp minced … Continue reading

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