Crab Rangoon

Invariably, when we order Chinese food, what arrives is quite predictable. I wish I could tell you that I change…

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Serving roasted garlic hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is readily available in grocery stores and honestly, the quality is good – plus there are myriad flavors from…

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Avocado and Tuna Sandwich on multigrain bread

Avocado and Tuna Sandwich

  I am a huge fan of tuna salad sandwiches – and I really love mayo as well…but let us…

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cooked bone-in chicken in 13x9 baking dish

Mediterranean Baked Chicken Thighs in Creamy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Baked chicken is always comforting. Truth be told, I tend to go the boneless route – be them thighs or…

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Finished cooked Mexican Chicken in a skillet

Creamy Mexican Chicken Skillet

  Chicken. We eat it at least three times a week. But gone are the days that chicken is always…

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bowl of mushroom bisque on a table

Mushroom Bisque

This is not really a bisque because traditionally, it is made with some sort of crustacean (typically lobster) …but bisques…

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strawberry bread on a cake stand

Strawberry Chocolate Quick Bread

I’m a fruit snob.  There, I’ve said it.  Not too many fruits blow my hair back – and if there…

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Banana Chocolate Blondies on a cake plate on a table

Elvis Bars (Banana Chocolate Blondies with Peanut Butter Frosting)

We are not huge fruit consumers at home – but at any given time, you will see bananas on the…

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Roasted Candied Bacon skewered on a white plate

Candied Bacon

What’s the saying – “everything tastes better with bacon?”  Well, if that’s true (and I tend to agree!) this recipe…

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Finished Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I despise fruit flies.  And how come they just all-of-a-sudden appear one day?  Well, the culprit in our household is…

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Mushroom broth, tomato paste, port wine, balsamic vinegar and oyster mushrooms on a cutting board

Pasta with Mushrooms, Sausage, and a Port Wine Reduction

Now, that’s a mouthful right there!  Early June starts Farmer’s Market season again in Saratoga Springs.  We love to go…

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Sichuan Pork and Beans serving

Sichuan Pork and Beans

If you’re not new to my blog, you already know that I prefer dishes on the fiery side.  True to…

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single serving of chicken vindaloo in a white bowl over mashed potatoes

Chicken Vindaloo

I can trace my gastronomic awakening to a very specific meal.  I was in college in New York City.  My…

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boneless pork chops and rice on a white plate

South of the Border Pork Chops

Full confession – I’ve not been a fan of pork chops for most of my life, until recently.  Growing up…

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heirloom tomato, burrata and arugula on a green plate

Heirloom Tomato, Burrata and Arugula Salad

Don’t you just love when a dish has just a few ingredients – but they’re the best; so, each compliments…

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enchilada with black beans in a red bowl on a white plate

Mahi-Mahi Enchiladas

In trying to add more fish into our diets on a more consistent basis, I’ve also been searching for different…

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