The Daily Dish - Part 2

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

No Comments | Written on September 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Even though the weather man disagrees, the culinary world has decided fall is here!

If you want your entire kitchen to be filled with this sweet and spicy aromas of fall, I suggest you make homemade granola.   Not only will you be convinced that autumn is right around the corner, but you will have a delightful treat for breakfast!

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Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

No Comments | Written on September 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The other night I was preparing fish for dinner and wanted to find just the right side dish to complement the delicate main dish without overpowering.  This “Mediterranean Rice Pilaf” was exactly what I was looking for!

It starts with basmati rice, toasted with turmeric to give the dish that alluring golden hue.  Dried currants are included for a subtle sweetness and slivered almonds finish off the dish for crunch.

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Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread

No Comments | Written on September 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hosting a get-together this weekend?   Time to start thinking about appetizers and small bites to offer your guests.  I love this “Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread” because it comes together quickly and tastes even better the next day.   Whip up a batch tonight and you will be all set for the weekend!

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Beef and Vegetable Lo Mein

No Comments | Written on September 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There’s no need to order take-out when you can make this restaurant-quality “Beef and Vegetable Lo Mein” at home!

I love the colorful vegetables tossed with sizzling steak over a bed of noodles.  It’s a complete meal that the whole family will love.

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Italian Butter Bean Soup

No Comments | Written on September 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes I like to make a few batches of different soups and then portion them in the freezer for easy meals later.  This unbelievably easy 4-ingredient recipe not only comes together quickly, but it reheats from the freezer like a dream!

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Black Raspberry Jam

No Comments | Written on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I am always looking for new and exciting homemade jam recipes to try.  When I discovered sweet, tart and gorgeous black raspberries in my farmers market recently, I knew that beautiful flavor needed to be preserved!

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10 Recipes with Fresh Tomatoes

No Comments | Written on August 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This is the time of year to savor every bite of the stunning red tomatoes from your backyard garden or Farmer’s Market.

Today we have 10 recipes with fresh tomatoes that will knock your socks off!

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Greek Yogurt Herb and Cheese Biscuits

No Comments | Written on August 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Biscuits…made without butter?  Yes, it can be done!

This unique recipe is made using a container of Greek yogurt.  Along with Parmesan cheese and a blend of herbs, I think these biscuits might be one of my new favorites!

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Baja-Style Fish Tacos

No Comments | Written on August 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have such a soft spot for fish tacos, and sometimes I simply crave them for dinner!  I think it is because they remind me of the years I lived in Los Angeles.  There’s something about that combination of corn tortillas, crispy fish, vegetable slaw and a spicy kick that takes me right back to dinner at sunset along the Pacific ocean.

This beer-battered fish version is one of my favorites.  I suggest using one bottle of Corona in the recipe and serving the rest of the six-pack with dinner!

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

No Comments | Written on August 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Would you believe this rich, creamy and healthy soup is made with only 5 ingredients?

Plus, blended vegetable soups are a great way to increase your daily veggie intake.  I love having this soup for lunch with a piece of warm crusty bread, or a smaller bowl as a starter to an evening meal.

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