Category Archives: Quick

Chipotle Kale Pasta

What do you make when hunger hits you over the head and you are too lazy to go any further than your pantry? For me pasta is almost always the answer. For this quick pantry dish I fished out some … Continue reading

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Kale and Slow Roasted Tomato Fusili

Someone on the Food Network has a show that is all about “five ingredients or less.” While I”m a fan of short and easy recipes, there are plenty of dishes that are well worth the intimidation factor when it comes … Continue reading

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Eggplant "Bruschetta" Sans Bread

This post is for everyone south of the border or living in a temperate climate where it still feels like summer on a good day and spring on a “cool” day. I have been meaning to give Deb of Smitten … Continue reading

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Leek and Kale Potage

I have two younger sisters who have denounced my tendency to “make stuff up,” as they judge it, in terms of knowledge of a wide variety of things. It is true, that when I was younger I would say things … Continue reading

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Fennel, Celery and Herb Salad

Whooosh! Hear that? It’s the sound of fall blowing into Southern California. The winds pick up, the air chills (a few degrees or so) and the sky gets threatening with dark clouds and sometimes spits a few rain drops on … Continue reading

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Cannelini Bean Crostini with Magic Herb Sauce

  Ummmmmm………….that would the sound of me speechless. When I read about Heidi’s Magic Sauce on 101 Cookbooks, I had no doubt it would be good. But really, words fail me. So amazingly good, that I probably should confess that … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Until recently, roasted peppers were not high on my list of fun and exciting ingredients. Something about the smell of jarred peppers just did not sit right with me, along with their slimy texture. But after roasting ancho peppers to … Continue reading

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