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Coconut Short Rib Curry (Beef Rendang)

  I am just blowing through the Cravings: Hungry for More cookbook. Everything is just too good, I can’t stop! This Coconut Short Rib Curry (Beef Rendang) is no exception. Hearty home-cooking at its finest!   Rating: A   How to make it an…

September 2, 2019
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Spicy Swiss Chard and Artichoke Dip

  Everyone loves a cheesy artichoke dip, but this Spicy Swiss Chard and Artichoke Dip, from Guy Fieri, takes the party classic to a whole new level. Jalapeño, smoked bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes are the star of this flavorful show!   Rating: A+  …

September 2, 2019
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Seared Salmon and Roasted Beets and Yogurt Vinaigrette

  The next installment of a perfect summer dinner party is this entree from O magazine. Oprah’s Seared Salmon and Roasted Beets and Yogurt Vinaigrette tastes of summer freshness! Mint tends to do that, but paired with a cooling yogurt sauce, a light salmon…

August 23, 2019
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Asparagus, Pear and Ricotta Tartines with Candied Pecans

  This Tesco recipe is the first course of a perfect summer dinner! The three-part series features cool dishes, easy to prep in advance, and served at room temperature, all making for a no-fuss meal! Check out these fresh and flavorful Asparagus, Pear and Ricotta Tartines with Candied Pecans, below, and…

August 23, 2019
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Summer Garden Pasta

    I challenge you to find a pasta that is as simple AND delicious as Ina Garten’s Summer Garden Pasta. Prep the tomatoes early in the day and simply boil pasta and toss to serve. The result? An explosion of summer on a plate. Just…

June 27, 2019
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Lime Pudding Cups

    Summer dessert perfection! These Lime Pudding Cups, from Martha Stewart Living, are the perfect, chilled, make-ahead treats for a summer dinner party or luncheon.    Rating: A+   How to make it an A+:  So perfect! Only change–I found they served four…

June 22, 2019
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Hot Crab and Corn Dip

    Well here is a perfect starter to a low-key, Sunday night dinner with family or friends! I love crab pretty much every which way, so I was obviously excited to try Food Network’s Hot Crab and Corn Dip that also happens to…

April 28, 2019
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Chile-Roasted Pork Ribs

    I always want BBQ when I’m pregnant. Probably because it is so comforting and sweet! This recipe, from Real Simple magazine, is really no exception. In just a few short hours, you have impressive, fall-off-the-bone, Chile-Roasted Pork Ribs. Although they may have…

April 25, 2019
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Deep Dish Brigadeiro Cookie

    I closed out last night’s dinner with this Deep Dish Brigadeiro Cookie from Waitrose Food magazine, and, WOW, was it tasty! Think sugar cookie filled with a Tootsie Roll, then topped with ice cream. Heaven, right? A perfect, casual dessert–everyone is encouraged…

April 11, 2019
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Spring Vegetable Pasta with Pistachios

    This very tasty, light, Spring Vegetable Pasta with Pistachios, from Real Simple magazine, was perfect to throw together rather quickly, and serve to dinner guests last night! It’s colorful–presenting beautifully–and a great way to get all the food groups in!  The fresh spring flavors…

April 11, 2019