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Month: June 2009

Sweet Chile Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is perfect for jazzing up your weeknight vegetables!  Fresh asparagus, sweet grape or cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower are the perfect combination for roasting. Though this marinade isn’t an exact replication of the sweet chili sauce sold in bottles, it has some heat that is balanced […]

Grilled Swordfish with Grilled Caponata

When the weather is hot and you don’t have central air conditioning, using the oven and the stove are not very appealing.  Even baking something for just a few minutes can turn the kitchen into a sauna.  That is when an outdoor grill can be really handy.  Some people reserve the […]

Middle Eastern Quinoa with Chicken and Apricots

After my first experience with quinoa, I’ve kept my eye out for  other appealing recipes. My husband wasn’t home the last time I made quinoa so I was interested to hear his feedback on this dish.  He really enjoyed the chicken but the quinoa did not […]

POM-gria

The very generous folks from POM Wonderful sent me several bottles of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice.  They also sent a very informative fact sheet containing some interesting information about pomegranate juice and the health benefits of drinking it.  Here are a couple of points that I found particularly interesting: […]

Banana Pudding Tart

A few weeks ago my husband and I spent an extra long wonderful weekend in Tennessee. I had never been to the south before (other than Florida) and I was really excited for fried catfish and all things BBQ!  What I did not anticipate falling […]

Jesse’s Mom’s Chocolate Muffins

This recipe has been living in the recipe folder of my email box since March of 2007.  It was then that my former colleague, Katherine, provided it to me.  You see, the mom of Jesse, her boyfriend,  made the most amazing chocolate muffins.  Katherine would […]

Boston Cream Pie (Cake)

My dad’s favorite dessert is Boston Cream Pie.  When my mom asked me to make a cake for his birthday, my brain went crazy with ideas but I kept coming back to Boston Cream Pie.  It is his favorite, after all!  I had never made a […]