• Espresso Truffles

    February 12, 2015DishinandDishes

    Recently I visited one of my favorite baking shops (Sweet Cherry’s Bakery ) and picked up some supplies to make truffles.  Valentine’s Day is approaching so I thought I’d knock some chocolates out ahead of time! Now, you can use your imagination here – make milk chocolate or dark chocolate truffles.  Add in a flavored liquor or…

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  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Two Dipping Sauces

    May 1, 2014DishinandDishes

    Trying to eat healthy at our house is always a challenge. Everyone has a different palette. The Wonderful guy has to have meat at all meals and all of us girls are trying to eat healthy. The boy is just plain picky.  But last night we made this Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe and we all…

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  • Southern Country Green Beans and New Potatoes

    September 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    My Aunt Jane left me a post on my Facebook wall the other day saying “I made your Southern country red potatoes and green  beans recipe today…yummy!” I confess, it’s been so long since I’ve made these, I had to stop and think about what she was talking about. I learned to make this shortly…

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  • Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

    September 4, 2013DishinandDishes

    Lately I’ve had a little love affair with beets and recipes with beets.  I also have a love affair with mixed salad greens, particularly of late, thinly sliced kale (although not a lettuce) and spring mix, which I adore. I don’t know what it is, but I actually crave them.  Have you had fresh roasted…

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  • A Tale of Two Salsas – Featuring Guajillo Chiles

    May 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    I have an addiction for salsas. I seek them out at Mexican restaurants and always want to know what “secret” salsas they’re hiding and not bringing out unless asked for. Many places have specialty salsas that you can only get when asked.  My salsa fetish has me on a quest during this season of my life to try out…

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  • Kale, Quinoa, Black Bean Salad

    April 10, 2013DishinandDishes

    Raise your hand if you’ve recently eaten too much and need a detox?   Raise your hand also if you hate the thought of another boring salad to help you get there?  This may be the salad to make you feel good, detox a bit but love every last minute of eating it while getting there!…

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  • Pad Thai

    February 19, 2013DishinandDishes

    This is an authentic recipe for making Pad Thai and comes complete with a printable recipe and also a printable for keeping by your wok giving exact directions of what to add when!

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  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

    February 10, 2013DishinandDishes

    Today starts the beginning of Chinese New Year! When translated, Chinese New Year means Spring Festival and is the first day of the Chinese calendar and runs to the 15th day or the Lantern Festival, something I think would be beauty to behold with children carrying chinese lanterns winking out their lights in the darkness…

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  • How to Butterfly a Chicken Breast

    January 31, 2013DishinandDishes

    This is the second in a series I’m adding to my Blog – titled Tips & Tricks. Enter the chicken breast.  Boneless, skinless and … THICK. Cooking takes awhile, unless you’re going to make chicken paillards or cutlets which are thinly pounded chicken breasts.  The cooking time is greatly reduced when chicken is prepared this…

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  • Not Really Shepherd’s Pie

    January 30, 2013DishinandDishes

    Okay, I admit it.  I’m a sucker for anything with pie crust.  So a traditional shepherd’s pie recipe with a crust of mashed potatoes seems sometimes, well….just sad to me. I have no idea how I started making this pie.  I may have had something similar at a diner years ago and tried to replicate…

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  • Thai Green Curry Poached Salmon

    June 29, 2012DishinandDishes

    I am a lover of all things curry, but especially Thai curries that involve coconut milk.   We are trying to work some more salmon into our lives for health reasons, and this recipe is a definite winner!  Mr. Wonderful told me I can stop putting chicken in our curries…NOW! Watch how easy this is.

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  • Pasta Carbonara

    May 15, 2012DishinandDishes

      So a few weeks back at Whole Foods in Tulsa, I got this really cute pasta. I know, pasta is generally not thought of as “cute”, but I am a sucker for unique pasta in all shapes, sizes and colors.  Casarecce pasta, sometimes called “scroll pasta’ is one of those pastas designed brilliantly to…

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