Use up the Nectarines and Blueberries Open- Face Tart


There are desserts, and then there are any day desserts, these really don’t require a recipe, you can quickly and easily put them together with simply what you have on hand, like Use up the Nectarines and Blueberries Open-Face Tart.

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Mini Escabeche Cups


Looking for a fun party food that might be a real hit with your crowd? Mini Escabeche Cups might just fit the bill.

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Watermelon, Mint, Marinated Feta


It’s International Ladies Group annual Barbecue time, and over the past twenty-two-twenty- three years what makes it special from our other events over the course of a year, is being one of the few functions where the husbands are invited. This year I hosted.

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Baby Red Baked Potato and Kale Soup with Bacon


What to do when you’ve a basket of baby red potatoes waiting to be used up?

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Grilled Swordfish, Red Quinoa, Green Tomato, Peppers, Black Bean Salsa


Smoky flavors infuse this tender, yet slightly firm, thick white steak lined with deep black rimmed skin.   

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Pasta Salad, Eggplant, Peppers, Artichokes, Roasted Garlic Dressing


Pasta Salad, Eggplant, Peppers, Artichokes, Roasted Garlic Dressing. It’s unclear from where this recipe ever evolved, but it sure has been a dish with enough happy taste testers to make an occasional repeat performance over a broad range of gatherings for somewhere around thirty years.

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Peach Crisp


I think I must have gotten too much sun over the past couple of weeks in our bi-annual family reunion at the Jersey shore, for seeing these lovely glass handled servers on a quick stop- in at Home Goods, my brain seemed to forget to remind me that grey is not the best color for food photography.

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Summer Seafood Salad


Parades, Barbecues, Fireworks, a couple of meals enjoyed at local restaurants each seem standard fare for enjoying a long Fourth of July weekend and a spirited way to enjoy the national celebration. Happy 240th Birthday America!

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Grilled Lamb, Za’atar Flatbread, Marzano Tomatoes, Herbs, Feta


Right now in the food community one of the hot topics is sort of about ‘disconnect,’ that is, despite some of the amazing (including healthy foods) being shared, the sensational public appetite for new foods, along with the surge in food television programming, still, folks really aren’t so much cooking these dishes at home.

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Soft Shell Crabs, Lemon Butter Sauce


Today we have a very easy to prepare, fancy meal, Soft Shell Crabs, Lemon Butter Sauce. A sort of rich delicacy unto itself, you too might agree that there is something entirely elegant about Soft Shell Crab.

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