Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup

I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe before! Cabbage Soup or "Cabbage Patch Stew" as we call it around my circle of friends, is a super-huge hit and the recipe is requested anytime I make it. So foolproof, it's almost not a recipe. You pretty much just dump in...

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Loss Of A Family Pet – My first Wordless Wednesday

This is my first Wordless Wednesday so I'm going to fudge a little and add some words. Pets. Friends. Loss... especially when you are a 12-year old boy whose first loss is a beloved pet. In this case the loved pet was one of our three laying hens, Scarlett. And my...

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Homemade School Lunch – Let’s do this

You're all ready for back to school, right? In fact, school has already started for many of you. And I'll bet you stocked up with an arsenal of writing supplies, fashionable school clothes, paper and paperLESS items. Whew! We're set for the year or at least a good...

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Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken

Here's a recipe that transforms chicken tenders that you just throw together so the kids will eat something, to a meal that adults will also love and I daresay this is company worthy too. Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken is ready with almost no effort.  Marinated...

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Ultimate Greek 7 Layer Dip

Who ever first came up with the Seven Layer Dip? Some creative genius. These days, familiar Tex-Mex seven layer dips are made all the time, with subtle variations. I fell in love with the Greek version of layered dips right away. And I've made it enough, with much...

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The Best Grilled Fish Tacos I’ve Ever Made

Grilling season is serious business. I get that. The flavor that grilling adds to meat and vegetables is incomparable to any other cooking method. I have a friend who says "I'm grilling six days a week now. You should do a whole week of recipes for the grill!". While...

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Stocking Your Spice Cabinet

A well-stocked spice kitchen is the most essential part of any cook’s repertoire because no matter how full your pantry or refrigerator, if you don’t have a good variety of spices, then your recipes will be limited in flavor and variety. Let me go on record to say...

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Cauliflower Tartine with Hummus and Almonds

Though I've experienced the simple yet unforgettable delight of a tartine before (defined as a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients and pronounced tartEn), I've never tasted so many as during a recent family trip to California where we...

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My Best Summer Party Recipes

Summer is all about being outside. And part of this season's outside fun is grilling and hosting summer parties. Often times these summer parties start with last-minute invitations. "Come on over, we'll throw extra burgers on the grill", that kind of thing. So, in the...

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Peach Crisp (Or Any Fruit Crisp)

This was supposed to be a recipe for Tiramisu. You see, yesterday was my birthday and on my birthday I choose whatever dessert I want to make and usually try for something I've never made before. Without boring you with the details of my day, Tiramisu didn't get made...

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Balsamic Barbecue Chicken

I love recipes where very little effort produces extremely satisfying results. And this is one of those recipes. Balsamic Barbecue Chicken is made with a from-scratch sauce reduction and then cooked on the grill or under the broiler. You could bake it as well, I'm...

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Mushroom Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

I could try to come up with some long, romantically clever post to sell you on this fresh and flavorful dish. But no time management or pre-planning are required for Mushroom Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme. So, I'll be brief just like the time you'll need to...

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Where I Live – Salt Lake City Farmers’ Market

Salt Lake City Farmers' Market Welcome to my first installment of 'Where I Live'. As I mentioned in my About page, occasionally I'd like to share with you some of my favorite Utah places and venues, and thought it only appropriate to start with  a food-friendly event....

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My Big Fat Greek Tacos

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Pecan Crusted Chicken

Smoky spices combine with crushed pecans for a flavorful, crunchy combination in this "healthy" fried chicken recipe. Using olive oil for frying gives a lighter taste so the seasonings and pecans satisfy in every bite. Marinated in buttermilk, the chicken becomes...

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Mango Lassi Popsicles

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Sweet Heat Roasted Chicken Wings

Wings are great for any impromptu get-together, or a well thought out appetizer-centered party. We even have them for our main course at dinner once in a while, we like them so much. I'm very picky about my chicken wings. I buy them fresh from the meat counter-  Okay,...

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Cucumber Wheels

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Company Worthy Egg Salad

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Yam Potato Salad

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