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Dress up chicken breast with this tangy, earthy dish

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Tangy Gorgonzola sauce dresses chicken breast with a blend of ingredients typically found in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Gorgonzola is a blue-veined, cow's milk cheese that takes its name from the town of that name in Lombardy. Like its cousins, Roquefort and Stilton, its piquant flavor and blue veining are the result of the addition...Read more

Snapper dish is simple and sweet

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A coating of cumin and chili flavors firm-textured, slightly sweet snapper in this simple Latin meal. There are many varieties of snapper and any will work well for this dinner. I had some left over and found that the fish was delicious served at room temperature. Make extra, if you have time for another quick meal or lunch.

Arroz con Jitomate ...Read more

Curry chicken a fast, savory dish

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Add a little curry powder to roasted chicken and vegetables for a quick, tasty dinner.

For this quick meal, I used curry powder from the supermarket spice section. Strictly speaking, prepared curry powder doesn't really exist in India. Good cooks prefer to make their own blend of spices using the freshest ingredients. The curry powder found in ...Read more

Impress your valentine with this flavorful steak

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Try this pan-roasted steak with mushroom pesto sauce for a Valentine's Day meal at home next week or for any time. It won't break your calorie bank. Thick-sliced portobello mushrooms make the base for this sauce. Pesto sauce made with fresh basil, parsley, olive oil and Parmesan cheese originated in Genoa, Italy. Adding mushrooms to a prepared ...Read more

Impress your valentine with this flavorful steak

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Try this pan-roasted steak with mushroom pesto sauce for a Valentine's Day meal at home next week or for any time. It won't break your calorie bank. Thick-sliced portobello mushrooms make the base for this sauce. Pesto sauce made with fresh basil, parsley, olive oil and Parmesan cheese originated in Genoa, Italy. Adding mushrooms to a prepared ...Read more

Fajitas a fun dish for the Super Bowl

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Southwestern Chicken Fajita

Guacamole and fajitas make a fun, easy meal perfect for Super Bowl or anytime. These Southwestern fajitas are filled with meat and colorful vegetables. They're easy to serve.

Typically, the meat is marinated overnight and then grilled, but I use a warm marinade and cut the chicken into thin strips beforehand to ...Read more

Spice things up with this sumptuous Thai dish

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A dry rub blend of spices and peanuts rubbed into the meat forms a spicy crust that is a great alternative to a marinade. You don't have to wait for the meat to absorb the marinade flavors. The pork is roasted in the oven. Make sure your oven is at temperature.

Thai cuisine generally uses rice noodles. If they're available, use them for this ...Read more

Salmon gets fresh flavor from lemon, garlic

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Lemon and garlic add a fresh and flavorful sauce to salmon fillet. The secret to perfectly cooked salmon is to sear it first in a skillet and then finish the cooking in the oven. It should come out soft and juicy and a little translucence in the center. It will have some carryover cooking once it is off the heat. Look for wild caught salmon. The...Read more

Minestrone soup is quick, hearty meal

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Here is a simple mid-week recipe for minestrone with a refreshing blend of flavors. The vegetables and sausage combine with the perfume of fresh basil and the crunchy texture of the pecans to make this hearty soup, which is a complete meal. This one-dish dinner can be made in 20 minutes.

Acini pepe is a very small soup pasta. Any type of ...Read more

Ham and quiche dish is a convenient midweek dinner

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You can have this homemade quiche ready in just 25 minutes. I like to serve a warm, inviting quiche for a quick midweek supper, but don't want to fuss with pastry dough. The secret to saving time and calories is to use bread crumbs for the crust instead. You can still slice and serve the quiche with this crust.

A tossed green salad is all you ...Read more

Usher in the new year with this ginger-glazed steak

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This festive, busy time of year deserves a special dinner, but one that only takes minutes to make. This glazed steak is a great way to usher in the new year. Garlic, honey and fresh ginger give this steak a hint of Asian flavor. Sauteed golden potatoes make an easy side dish.

Complete the meal by opening a bag of ready-to-eat salad and adding ...Read more

Celebrate the season with holiday linguine

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Fresh pasta with scallops and a vodka-flavored sauce is a traditional Italian dinner. "Each Christmas when we were small, my mother would gather all my sisters and brothers into the kitchen to help make fresh pasta for Christmas dinner," an Italian cooking student of mine once recalled. "Shell fish and a vodka sauce were always served with our ...Read more

Dress up pork scaloppini with this sweet recipe

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Balsamic Pork Scaloppini with Fettuccini and Broccoli Raab

Sweet and tart balsamic vinegar dresses up pork scaloppini. Broccoli Raab (also called rapini or broccoli rabe), is best when small or young. It has a nutty and slightly bitter taste.

There are many different qualities of balsamic vinegar. The best ones are made only from grapes; ...Read more

Cajun chicken dish perfect for a chilly day

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Hot Cajun spices are contrasted with sweet grapes in this quick chicken dish. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a flavorful alternative to chicken breast. This dish is a breeze using Cajun spice seasoning blends to add zip to the chicken. There are many Cajun spice blends to choose from. They normally include cayenne pepper, chili powder, ...Read more

 

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