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Appetizer

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Red Pepper

  Quinoa is all the rage these days!  Everywhere I turn there are either quinoa recipes or articles praising quinoa as the best food source ever.  I had to get on the bandwagon!  I’ve been holding on to a box of quinoa for a few weeks […]

Chicken Lo Mein

 I like to keep my eye out for recipes that are delicious and fresh substitutes for takeout.  This one caught my eye because it is packed with vegetables.  Also, it contains those scrumptious soba noodles that I just can’t seem to get enough of these days!  […]

Barbeque Portobello Quesadillas

I’ve been thinking about Portobello mushrooms lately so I researched and printed out several recipes.  I settled on making this one first and I am glad I did.  Add it to the list of easy weeknight suppers because that is exactly what it is!  The […]

Broccoli Soup

A few weeks ago we visited my cousin who lives out of state.  During our stay she made a pot of delicious broccoli soup.  Since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!  Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.  It packs so many […]

Pasta Fagioli

I have never really had any good ideas about what to do with all of the bits of different types of macaroni in boxes and in jars that I have hanging around in my cupboards.  There is never really an ideal occasion to use two handfuls […]

Thai Lettuce Wraps

 This is a perfect “make Sunday and serve Monday and Tuesday” meal!  The flavors deepen as the turkey marinates so a couple of days in the fridge actually boosts the flavor.  The textures of the meat, vegetables, and nuts make these wraps satisfying to the […]

Greek Layer Dip with Pita Chips

Super bowl XLIII was a difficult one for fans of the beloved Patriots.  (Are you sure they didn’t make the playoffs!?!)  Most of us were apathetic only caring about the score of the game in relation to the squares we chose in the football pool.  But moping wouldn’t bring Cassel […]

Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki

The slider trend is still hot—almost all bars have a signature version.  Max & Dylan’s actually has an entire portion of the menu devoted to sliders!  From BBQ pork to Buffalo Chicken, sliders are ubiquitous.  I hadn’t ever thought about having sliders anywhere but in […]

Zucchini Squares

I had my mind set on making an appetizer that would be portable, easy to eat, and contain some fresh summery produce.  Bam–I found it!  These squares were so easy to make!  And who can argue with a new fun way to use zucchini!  They are […]