Easter Salad Suggestion:Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may […]

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Morning Strata — The Thankful Heart

Hello all–I have a dear friend Sue, who is one of those cooks who always sets beautiful (and delicious!) food out on the table. She gave me this recipe 35 years ago and I’ve been making it ever since! It’s a Christmas morning favorite because you make it the day before and in […] via Morning…

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Smothered Chicken Thighs — B Good Eats & Treats

Smothered chicken is something that we ate in my home growing up at least once every other week. I didn’t realize until I moved out on my own and started cooking for myself regularly why that was so. The reason is very clear cut. It’s cheap and relatively easy to make. via Smothered Chicken Thighs —…

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Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may…

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7 Prosperous Good Luck Foods for the New Year

“Out with the old in with the new.” This age old wish rings true in most every home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Why not welcome in the year proper with the addition of your favorite foods to ensure good fortune? Here are the wondrous 7 to help lead the way. Fish Fish are…

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Thai Cashew Salad

The undeniable simplicity of this salad is astounding! The crunchy astringent taste of the cucumbers, the sweet crisp edge of the carrots, cashews and red peppers, the pungent, licorice notes of the cilantro and basil and the spicy, salty, sweet and sourness of the lime, soy and vinegar and chili produces a memorable flavor explosion…

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Southwestern Chicken & Cheddar- Pepper Jack Queso Dip

What better to offer on this National Chip & Dip Day than this ooey gooey, Southwestern cheddar-pepper jack queso dip? The lusciousness is made heartier with the addition of chopped cooked chicken. The chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add some heat and intense flavors. Prepare a day ahead, cover and chill in an airtight container;…

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Oaxacan Enchilada Breakfast Casserole

This is a wonderful, slightly spicy morning casserole filled with traditional Mexican ingredients and flavors. I found it very easy to put together, reminiscent of preparing lasagna, but without the noodle boil, or complicated prep of pasta sauce. I chopped a few veggies, opened a few cans, beat a few eggs, opened a couple of…

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#5 of 2014’s Top 10 Food Hacks “Salad in a Jar”

There are few things as enjoyable as a nice, crisp, flavorful salad! One ready for you when you are ready for it. A little prep now can bring a multitude of fresh layers of flavors when you want and need them the most. These colorful, portable, on the go jars of freshness far surpass any offered…

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