Are your New Year's resolutions beginning to fade? Use this quick dinner to avoid breaking your calorie or bank budget. Stay on the straight and narrow with tasty food that happens to be good for you, too.
Everyone loves lasagna. This is a new and popular variation that is served in bowls as a thick soup. The soup is served with dollop of ...Read more
Recently I noticed paella made with pasta instead of rice at a Catalonian restaurant in Miami. The chef told me it's a centuries-old dish from the Mediterranean areas of Spain.
Paella made with saffron-flavored rice takes at least 20 minutes to cook. Using orzo, a rice shaped pasta, this version takes only 8 minutes. It captures the flavors of ...Read more
The early morning noodle vendor in Thailand is a familiar sight. He draws people out to buy the first meal of the day and to chat with their neighbors. Noodles of all types play and important roll in Thai cuisine. Egg, rice and mung-bean noodles are the main types used. Pad Thai -- or Spicy Thai Noodles -- can be made with any of type of noodle....Read more
You can make an elegant dinner without spending so much time in the kitchen. Increase the amounts of these recipes if you're cooking for friends.
Port and portobello mushrooms add a rich flavor to pan-sauteed tenderloin steak. The gold potatoes and a ready-to-eat salad complete the meal.
Port, a sweet fortified wine produced in Portugal, can ...Read more
This is a quick, special meal for this holiday time of year. Veal Cutlets in Madeira Sauce is a very simple dish that will take about 15 minutes to make.
Madeira wine is made from grapes grown on the island of Madeira. It has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. A medium sherry can be used instead.
Tangerines are in season. Their segments add color...Read more
Sweet scallops touched by a dusting of curry are the center piece for a light and quick meal. There's no chopping or slicing.
Most scallops are frozen. Instead of buying those that are defrosted at the fish counter, I buy a bag from the freezer case and keep it until I am ready to use them. They take about 5 minutes to defrost in a bowl or ...Read more
Skillet pie filled with tuna and pasta is a quick one-pot dinner for this very busy time of year.
Markets are crowded during holiday time. Keep these ingredients on hand and you can make dinner without facing the crowds.
Diced or chopped frozen onion and green peppers, sliced baby 'bello mushrooms and a good bottled pasta sauce are other time-...Read more
Crunchy, stir-fried vegetables and turkey in a sweet teriyaki sauce makes a colorful quick dinner. It's a great way to use leftover turkey. Teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger and seasonings. Look for a lite or low-salt version in the market
Bok choy is a mild vegetable with thick, crunchy white stalks and dark green leaves and...Read more
I, Alexandra (A Legacy of Stehle's Door)William M. O'Brien Jr.
It began very incidentally. One odd occurrence after another. Then came the dreams. And then the apparitions. Alexandra and Stephanie had figured something was wrong early on. Then, one bright Saturday morning, Johanna appeared. Chased into her apartment and hiding in a locked downstairs ...
This Thanksgiving, spend less time fussing in the kitchen and more time enjoying the company of your friends and family. Here is a road map to a traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings, much of which can be made in advance and reheated.
-- Wild Mushroom Soup
-- Roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Quick Gravy
-- Cranberry Sauce
-- ...Read more
Spicy, lemon pepper fish with couscous, capers and olives combine to make this a tasty one-pot meal that can be prepared in 15 minutes.
The fish marinates for a few minutes in lemon juice, olive oil and cracked black pepper while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Onion, garlic, tomato paste, capers and olives flavor the couscous while the ...Read more