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BaklaPops

In Appetizers & Snacks, Desserts On February 2, 2012 Comments Off on BaklaPops

Traditional baklava is a Middle Eastern nut-filled phyllo-dough pastry, made in sheets that are cut and served brownie-style. I think that people want to enjoy pastries and desserts… Read More »

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Chopped Asparagus & Peppadew Salad

In Salads On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Chopped Asparagus & Peppadew Salad

South Africa shares more than its diamonds with the world–check out this pepper from their Limpopo Province: Peppadew® Mild Whole Sweet Piquante Peppers. If you can’t find them… Read More »

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Cinnamon-Scented Couscous Pilaf

In Side Dishes On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Cinnamon-Scented Couscous Pilaf

For the beginning cook, couscous is a fantastic place to start for a side dish. This is a straightforward recipe that tastes just a little bit exotic.

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Kalamata-Citron-Rosemary Delmonico Beef Kebabs

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Meats, Uncategorized On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Kalamata-Citron-Rosemary Delmonico Beef Kebabs

I love the fragrance of rosemary, which grows “like a weed” here where I live. As a consequence, I snip the tips and use it in a lot… Read More »

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Mirabella-Style Chicken Kebabs

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Meats On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Mirabella-Style Chicken Kebabs

I love sweet-salty combinations, and REALLY love pimento-stuffed green olives—the salty, with brown sugar and dried prunes—the sweet. When I serve this for dinner, it’s always a hit,… Read More »

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Pomegranate Ginger Nectar Pork Tenderloin Kebabs

In Dressings, Marinades & Sauces, Meats On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Pomegranate Ginger Nectar Pork Tenderloin Kebabs

I wanted to create a glaze using pomegranate molasses, a Middle Eastern bottled condiment. Pomegranate juice is so readily available these days, I decided to create my own… Read More »

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Turkish Pide

In Appetizers & Snacks, Breads On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Turkish Pide

For a large, Moroccan-themed menu, I created Spiced Saffron Honey Butter to go with warm pide as the starter. For a simple, fabulous pide recipe, I found this… Read More »

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Spiced Saffron Honey Butter

In Condiments On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Spiced Saffron Honey Butter

With warm Turkish pide bread as a starter, I knew that this first taste would set the expectation for what was to come next on the menu. After… Read More »

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“At Home” Creative Salad Bar Ideas

In Entertaining, Salads On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on “At Home” Creative Salad Bar Ideas

A salad bar is a fantastic way to offer a crowd a customized meal! “Choose a favorite lettuce as your starting point,” says Chef Lea McIntosh. “Then select… Read More »

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Wild Mushroom Greek Yogurt Dip

In Appetizers & Snacks On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Wild Mushroom Greek Yogurt Dip

I was pondering out loud what to conjure up as a dip. My husband heard me and suggested I translate my mushroom pâté into a dip. Ah-ha! It’s… Read More »