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nacho cheesiest bay scallops gratin

This dish was dinner Tuesday night to celebrate Cinco de Mayo but it’s good any evening – no holiday required to enjoy!  I adapted this recipe that’s been in my binder of fish and seafood recipes for years by switching out a couple of the original ingredients – namely Ritz crackers and Parmigiano-Reggiano – for Spicy Nacho […]

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hearts of palm salad with olives and ham

This salad is a twist on the famous 1905 Salad at the Columbia Restaurant – a Tampa and Sarasota, FL Spanish-Cuban dining establishment that dates back to 1905 – and there is a little story on how this recipe came to be. Let’s go back to 1999 – a very important year because that’s the year […]

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twice-baked potatoes with crispy shallots

Who can resist a delicious twice-baked potato?   Don’t see any hands raised lol.  This dish is when you crave something a little special, when just a regular ‘ole baked potato just won’t do.   Perfect with a steak or swordfish, these can also be made ahead and finished in the oven at a later […]

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spicy chicken sausage with cabbage

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Just a wee recipe for ye lads and lassies today………..it’s a little like Italy meets Ireland in one dish.  Serve over pasta or boiled potatoes and enjoy with a couple of cold ones!  I cooked it in my favorite new pot that I and all attendees at the Big Harvest Potluck food […]

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pesto-caprese flatbread

I found this in my recipe queue and since we’re on somewhat of a flatbread kick this week, it’s a good time to get it up on the blog!  It’s another flatbread dish that really doesn’t require a recipe – just have fun using as much or as little of the ingredients as you wish.  I […]

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