Posts in Salads-Soups-Sandwiches
Open-faced Tomato Goat Cheese Sandwich

Ever have cravings for just a quick lunch that has great flavors? Looking for a light sandwich idea?

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Roasted Cauliflower And Broccoli With Bacon

This side dish of roasted cauliflower, broccoli, and bacon vegetable is a very simple yet flavor-filled.  All of the ingredients are oven roasted, even the bacon.  The dish is then tossed with a spicy sweet soy sauce.

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Gazpacho-Like Salad

If you love the flavor of chilled gaspacho soup but don't really have the time to make it, just quickly chop and mix together the fresh summer vegetables found in your favorite gaspacho. Chill it.  Serve as a side salad or main dish with fresh bread and a nice salty ham.  I chose freshly baked Italian Paesono bread and prosciutto.  

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Coleslaw With Napa Cabbage

Coleslaw is an old Dutch cabbage salad that is normally served with a vinagrete.  I've taken the . . . .

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Shrimp Bacon Salad

My shrimp and bacon salad is what I call a refrigerator raided salad:  standing in front of the refrigerator with door wide open deciding on something quick, easy and filling.  I always have a bag of shrimps in the freezer,  bacon in the fridge, and a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter.  This is my quick, go-to salad.  

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One Corned Beef Brisket, Three Food Dishes

One Corned Beef Brisket, Three Food Dishes: corned beef with roasted vegetables, corned beef sandwiches, and corned beef hash with eggs-- for the lovers of leftovers!

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Cucumber Mango Salad Boat

Deliciously refreshing salad includes English cucumber, mango, feta cheese and red onion is tossed in a garliky ranch-style dressing.  Heaping spoon fulls of the salad is then layered on a romaine lettuce leaf in the style of boat.  More flavor is added with the topping of alfalfa-radish sprouts.  Healthy and filling makes this is a great light lunch with a dinner role or even a side salad.

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My Manhattan Clam Chowder

It's still clam season.  And I finally got around to making one of my favorite clam dishes:  My Manhattan Clam Chowder.  It departs from the traditional one in that I include baby spinach cut julienne style.  Still, it packs all the other wonderful flavors of a Manhattan clam chowder and it is loaded with fresh littleneck clams.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas For One

Dining alone for Thanksgiving this year?  So am I.  And I shall enjoy my Thanksgiving Dinner to the max with my girl, Susie, a Portuguese water dog.

My Thanksgiving dinner menu depends on how I feel and is often based on one of three basic menus that I follow or alter.  Here are the three menus to inspire you.  Follow a menu or make a substitution with your own favorites. Most important is to just have fun!!   

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Broiled Parmesan Cheese Oysters

Oysters are a bit expensive where I live.  That makes broiled parmesan oysters a special treat at my table.  Whether these broiled parmesan cheese oysters are being served as appetizer or entree, the only downside is that there is never enough. 

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5 Comfort Foods For Cool Weather

Comfort food:  Consoles.  Gives a feeling of well-being.  Provokes nostalgic memories of happy times.  Whether it's sugar or carbohydrates, with the arrival of cool weather, comfort food can warm the body.

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French Style String Beans Almonds And Pimientos

Less than 10 minutes to make, this French style string bean side dish delivers great flavors.  Cumin seeds bring a bit of pungency.  But its sweetness marries very nicely with the pimiento peppers and the star, the French style string beans.

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Sausage Beans Roasted Vegetable Soup

What makes this sausage, beans and roasted vegetable soup so delicious?  Red bell peppers, tomatoes and garlic are roasted, then blended with a vegetable broth and seasoned with a herb bouquet garni--creating a beautifully rich yet subtle flavor-filled soup base.  Sweet Italian sausage and a Vidalia onion add a layer of sweetness and texture along with cannellini beans.

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Fresh Seafood Salad With Pineapple Vinaigrette

This wonderfully light seafood salad with shrimp, scallop and pineapple can be served as entree or a side salad.  The ingredients are charred on a grill pan, laid on a bed of arugula and then highlighted with a pineapple vinaigrette and blue cheese.  

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Seasonal Fruit Salad With Creamy Honey Ginger Dressing
White Chili With Salsa
Corn Chowder Bacon And Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chunky Chicken Salad Sandwich
Nine Vegetables Summer Soup With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Penne Pasta And Prosciutto Salad