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The Perfect Full English Cooked Breakfast

Cooking a full English breakfast is loved by the majority of the British public - we have it as a dinner meal sometimes. It is a great hearty breakfast which is great for a...
Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe

This Pumpkin Pie Latte recipe will not only warm the body and exhilarate the taste buds, it will also get one back in the holiday spirit.

Make Potato Salad Good and Smart

So are you a potato salad or a coleslaw person? Few people, I find, are equally enthusiastic about both. When I was a caterer, I served potato salad much more often than coleslaw. If the...

Old Fashioned Garden Tomato Recipes

If you have tomato plants, they are probably getting ripe at this time. Fresh tomatoes from the garden are so delicious. Here are some old-fashioned tomato recipes. Scalloped Tomatoes Season 1 quart of canned tomatoes with...

Chicken with Sumac and Pine Nuts

This superb chicken breast recipe is served up with onions and pan roasted pine nuts into pita breads. Yields 8 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 5 large onions, coarsely chopped (about 10 cups) Salt and freshly...
Salsa

Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa

This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!

Healthy Foods on a Budget

In these days of bank closures, foreclosures and greater than 10% unemployment, it is not easy to buy foods that are healthy for us. Foods that are listed as organic or have some healthy...

Warm Kale Salad

Celebrate the end of winter and arrival of spring with a warm salad made of sautéed curly kale, sweet roasted beets and crunchy red quinoa. Kale is rich in cancer protective isothiocyanates and the...

Swiss Potato Pancake with Ham & Cheese

We've lightened the fat content of this crisp potato cake by baking it with olive oil instead of frying it in butter. The ham and cheese make this dish versatile; serve it as an...

Skillet Chicken with Kale

Wondering what to make with your just bought fresh kale and chicken legs and thighs in the freezer? How about cooking these with canned fire roasted diced tomatoes, chicken broth, fresh garlic and Italian...

Fragrant Rice with Roasted Lemon Sparks Summer Meals

Where do you stand in the rice revolution? This is what I call the strong shift toward eating whole-grain brown rice. In the United States, sales of brown rice increased by 58 percent between...
Catfish Recipes

Catfish Recipes Your Family Will Love

There are many enjoyable catfish recipes to make that the entire family will enjoy. Not everyone enjoys catfish, so a few of the recipes will have catfish in it, but no one will complain...

Speedy Semi-Homemade Baked Beans

Today, we appreciate classic regional American dishes as much as fancy European creations or exotic Asian cuisine. Thanks to television chefs, cookbooks and the Internet, we have learned to make many of them, so...

Spanish Spaghetti

Most people associate pasta with Italian cuisine. This main dish, though, has a decidedly Spanish flair, featuring a flavorful, easy-to-prepare sauce with saffron, olives and capers. The spice saffron is popular in many Spanish dishes...

Chicken for Dinner – 3 Courses in 40 minutes

Whenever I too busy, I get the urge to buy take-out dinners. Rather than surrender to this impulse, and to save money, I turn to tried-and true recipes like these three dishes. Each dish...