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Appetizers and Sides

Appetizers and Sides

Seared Sea Scallops

By On June 4, 2014

A scallop is a common name applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family, found in all of the world’s oceans.… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Grilled Eggplant with Smoked Paprika & Basil

By On April 7, 2014

Grilled eggplant is delicious and so easy to prepare. Wash one medium eggplant and cut into 1/8 inch slices.  Fire up a grill pan and spray with cooking oil – I like… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Fried Prosciutto Stuffed Olives

By On April 4, 2014

Delicious easy, elegant appetizers to keep the starving hungry guys at bay! FRIED OLIVES Big green olives,  pitted prosciutto or salami or anchovies beaten egg flour bread crumbs canola oil Stuff the… Read More

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Baby Scallop Ceviche

By On July 23, 2013

Last year we found ourselves happily in Playa del Carmen for a much needed rest. Our friend Charles knew of a fabulous cervicheria called Aquas Calientes. This place is amazing with the… Read More

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Antipasto A-Go-Go

By On July 4, 2013

Antipasto literally means “before the meal” in Italian. Starters, hors d’oeurves, appetizers may signify the same thing in other languages but in our case this was the meal. On the eve of… Read More

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By On March 28, 2011

My wonderful husband, Jesse, bought me a fabulous Emile Henry pizza stone for Christmas and I love it. It may indeed be my new favorite kitchen toy. I like to make pizza… Read More

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Shrimp Scampi

By On November 5, 2009

Define an easy after work dinner….Shrimp Scampi! Who needs 30 minute meals when you can have a delicious 15 minute meal? Right on! This is so delicious and simple. Toss with pasta… Read More

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Pizza Again!

By On October 24, 2009

Well, why not pizza again? It is one of the easiest, quickest and most creative dishes I can think of. Christina and Jasmine came over after work and I have to tell… Read More

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By On September 13, 2009

Cabrito, kid, chevon, are all names for baby goat. And whatever you want to call it I don’t eat it or cook it. BUT our friend Mike McIntosh and his lovely wife… Read More

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Book Club & Oven Roasted Tomatoes

By On September 6, 2009

Once a month I get together with 10 or so brilliant, witty and beautiful womem to discuss a book that we’ve read. We all bring wine and or an appetizer and some… Read More