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red, white, and blue salad

Summer is here!  This simple recipe (not even one really?) has become my new breakfast staple, but it’s delish for any time of the day.  It would also be a perfect addition to your July 4th menu! I love the combination of flavors in this salad.  You have the saltiness from the feta cheese, the […]

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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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spicy squid with grapefruit butter and bacon

Isn’t everything better with bacon?  I don’t make it often, but this recipe pretty much begs for it to be added.  And I haven’t made squid in a while either and don’t know why.  It’s economical, low-calorie, and doesn’t always need to be fried for calamari.  Well, maybe it does need to be fried often […]

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swoon winter salad with pine nuts and sizzling warm vinaigrette

Well ladies and gents, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  If you might be cooking for your special someone, this would make a fabulous salad course.  It’s sexy, warm, and inviting with a sensational layering of flavors including balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown sugar, garlic (yes, garlic!), and pine nuts.  Pine nuts just happen to be […]

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israeli couscous caprese salad

Give me ANYTHING caprese-style and I will devour it!  This is a take on The Market Couscous that can be found HERE on my blog – I punched up the garlic, limited the number of ingredients, switched out the feta for fresh mozzarella, and added grape tomatoes and plenty of herbs.  The result is a […]

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