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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  I decided to cook a traditional Easter dinner for Joe and I and googled all week for a traditional Easter menu.  I finally decided to do ham, string beans and scalloped potatoes.  I have to say, it was a really simple and easy menu to cook.  I bought a 10 lb ham […]

Healthy (& really easy) Chicken Marsala

This is a simple version of Chicken Marsala that is light and good for you.  It’s so easy to prepare and makes for great leftovers.  I usually make with a side of asparagus and always plenty of mushrooms.  I found this receipe on Cooking Light and make it every couple of weeks. 4 skinless, boneless […]

Low calorie salad dressing a good choice, right? Think again….

To eliminate the fat, but keep some flavor, salad dressing companies rely on adding sugar to their fat-free dressings.  There’s sometimes as much as 8 grams of sugars per serving.  Regular dressing with canola or olive oil as the top ingredient have either no or very little sugar in them.  They’re more calories, but canola […]

Delicious, healthy and super easy Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients 1 lb of fresh shrimp, peeled, & deveined 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt ¼ cup chopped cilantro 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ½ a head of cabbage, thinly sliced (about 5 cups) 8 corn tortillas 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions Heat tortillas […]

Easy & fun to make – Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza

This pizza is great as an appetizer and very simple to make (and it’s really fun if everyone gets involved making it!).  If you want, you can also add prosciutto and/or carmelized onions.  A tip: I buy my pizza dough fresh from my local pizza place, it’s convenient and super inexpensive.  Mangia! Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) […]

Baked Shrimp Scampi by Ina – so easy and oh so good!

Feeds 4-6 Ingredients 2 pounds (12 to 15 per pound) shrimp in the shell 3 tablespoons good olive oil 2 tablespoons dry white wine Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves) 1/4 cup minced shallots 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves 1 […]

Adjustable food slicer

  Kyocera’s 4 way ceramic adjustable slicer.  Turn the dial you can adjust your thickness (from .5 mm to 3 mm.)  Food glides effortlessly across the ceramic blade for perfect slices every time.  Corner notches fit well over bowls. Great for storage. Can be purchased at Amazon.com

Parmesan Chicken from Ina Garten

  Parmesan Chicken recipe from Ina Garten, Food Network I love Ina Garten.  Her recipes are so user friendly and always come out perfect.  This is one of my favorite recipes for the weeknight, it’s easy, delicious and light. Ingredients 4 to 6 boneless, thin sliced chicken cutlets 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher […]

Quick and easy dinner – Sesame Ahi Tuna

  Here’s a quick and easy dinner that is delicious and also good for you.  Rich in Omega 3, Ahi Tuna is best prepared seared which means cooked on each side for about a minute. For each plate: 1 – 6 oz piece of Ahi Tuna steak (sushi grade) plate of black and white sesame […]