I didn’t always love salmon like I do now, but then I learned that I was overcooking it (and so are most restaurant chefs). Try asking for your salmon to be cooked medium rare and you will notice a HUGE difference in taste. Reducing the cook time transforms salmon from a fairly ordinary fish to […]

Food, Main Courses

November 7, 2018

Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dijon

It’s easy to find fancy chicken recipes in cookbooks and on the Internet- and over the years, I’ve tried scores of them. We have lots of family favorites, and most of them rely on other ingredients to make the chicken taste great. But sometimes, I just want something simple– and as far as cooking goes, I’ve […]

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June 25, 2015

Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

About a year and a half ago, Dennis and I began making a concerted effort to eat healthier, and since we both love good food, I set out on an epic journey to find healthy recipes that tasted every bit as delicious as the high-fat, high-carb stuff I had been making for years. It has […]

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March 5, 2013

Healthy, Scrumptious Crispy Fish with Lemon-Dill Dip

I’ve made this spinach ravioli many times, for many different people. It is quick, easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, whether you need a fast weeknight dinner or a showstopping company dish. What’s not to love?   Ingredients 2 packages refrigerated cheese ravioli 1/2 cup (1/2 8 ounce tub) cream cheese with chive and […]

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February 7, 2013

Delicious Spinach Ravioli

Food confession: I may have become a little bit obsessed with Beef Stroganoff. Seeing recipes for it over the years, it seemed like it SHOULD be delicious. Thin strips of beef. Egg noodles. A sour cream-based sauce. Mmmmm. I tried several different recipes for it, though, and it was never all that special. Undaunted, I […]

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January 25, 2013

Ridiculously Delicious Beef Stroganoff

I got to make these fish tacos in the Betty Crocker test kitchen a couple of years ago and they’ve been a dinner staple ever since. You will not BELIEVE how easy and DELICIOUS they are. Every single member of my family loves them and they only take a few minutes to put together! INGREDIENTS […]

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October 13, 2011

Simple and Delicious Fish Tacos

You are going to LOVE me for this one! This might be the easiest recipe I make and it is divinely yummy. It’s my kids’ favorite dinner in the world, the rest of my family adores it too, and it works either as a main course (plain or over spaghetti) or with smaller meatballs and […]

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August 31, 2011

Party Meatballs: Easy, Kid-Friendly, FABULOUS

Strawberries are plentiful right now and this easy salad makes a fantastic side with your main course- or add chicken and turn it into a main course salad! The sweetness of the strawberries and tartness of the dressing make an unexpectedly delicious combination INGREDIENTS 8 cups romaine lettuce, torn (or a large salad bowl full) […]

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August 17, 2011

Strawberry Basil Salad

I made this salad a few years ago with fresh shrimp during a trip to the beach and it has become a summer beach staple. Often, we have it twice during the week that we’re at the beach- It’s that good! Make this salad with fresh-off-the-boat shrimp or make it with defrosted shrimp from the […]

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July 19, 2011

Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad

This recipe is low in carbs, but high in quality and flavor. I served it the other night as a decadent, no-guilt dinner for two, and we couldn’t believe how delicious it was. It seriously could be served in a 4-star restaurant. Even better, it only takes about 15 minutes to make, from start to […]

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June 30, 2011

Scallops in Lemon Chive Butter