Articles by: melissa

Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

This may not look like much but this is one heavenly dish. I do believe that about seven years ago this recipe was the most searched, downloaded and read recipe on Epicurious (my most favorite […]

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Pasta with Scallops, Artichoke Hearts and Arugula

Pasta with Scallops, Artichoke Hearts and Arugula

I love a quick, easy and delicious dish.  This recipe fits the bill just perfectly.  I absolutely love scallops, but if they are not your thing you can always use shrimp or cube your favorite […]

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Chicken Wellington

Chicken Wellington with Asparagus and Herbed Cheese

This little dish packs a lot of flavor with the herbed cheese and asparagus.  This is also a show stopper for entertaining your friends and family with.  By using the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (my […]

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Kale, Mushroom and Farro Soup

Kale, Mushroom and Farro Soup

We have had the most amazing weather here in Northern California for a couple of weeks now, but today…..today it is going to rain!  As much as I have enjoyed the warm weather, I am […]

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Gently open the parchment paper, unfolding it into the full heart shape.  So full of flavor!  I think you will really enjoy this simple, yet impressive little dish!

Asian Baked Tilapia in a HEART shaped parchment paper

Happy Valentines Day (well almost)!  Trying to stay  healthy with your honey?  This little dish really packs in a lot of flavor with just a touch of heat. I bought a big bag of tilapia […]

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Lemon Snowball Cookies

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Either way, these are so yummy.  Just the right size to have with a cup of tea on a cold winter night or a glass of lemonade on a cool summer day. They are so […]

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Molasses Cookie

Molasses Cookie

These have to be the BEST molasses cookies I have ever made.  Make sure you use the turbinado sugar (large grained sugar) to roll the cookie dough in before you bake. They are nice and […]

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Clean Eating:  Turkey and Bean Chili

Clean Eating: Turkey and Bean Chili

This clean eating dish is full of flavor, has tons of protein and is very easy to put together. Just be sure to use the ground breast of turkey that’s 99% fat free.  We want […]

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Garnish with fresh basil and some Parmesan cheese.  Mangia!

Braciole (Italian beef rolls in tomato sauce)

This dish definitely took a little more time than I thought, but the end result was delicious.  I did cheat a little bit by using my favorite jarred marinara sauce but if I didn’t tell […]

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then top with your bread crumb mixture.  Bake and the top will turn a beautiful golden brown.  It almost seems like it could be healthy, but it's not!

Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Gratin

I just can’t wait to bake this little side dish for my Thanksgiving dinner.  I made this ahead of time and popped it into the freezer.  I will take it out of the freezer two […]

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