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Arugula Salad With Fried Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions

Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions!<p>A simple cool crisp arugula salad with sliced red onion, fresh lemon juice and e.v.o.o. is perfect by itself. …

Honeydew Cucumber Soup

Soup’s Chillin’!<p>I love all the little toppings that go on top of a delicious soup as a garnish. I also like to use certain garnishes to let you know …

Greek Lemon Potatoes-Lemoni Patatas

These potatoes are so delicious!<p>Traditionally named Lemoni Patatas, are oven roasted lemon garlic and oregano flavored potatoes are to die for! They …

Agave Uptown

2135 Franklin St. Oakland, CA. 94612 www.agaveuptown.com. Upscale Oaxacan- Californian cuisine offered in a chic cozy space with culturally inspired …

Food

Cheese Ravioli Lasagna With A Tomato Basil Meat Sauce

Check out this classic dish with a slightly new twist.<p>Is it crazy to imagine taking a classic dish like lasagna shaking it up a bit. What about …

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork On A Freshly Baked Ciabatta Roll

Having worked in the barbecue industry for over 30 years, I’m from the school of thought that believes slaw should go on your pulled pork sandwich. …

Bulla -Gastrobar

If traveling to Spain is out of reach at this time in your life, Orlando has given us the next best thing, Bulla. Bulla, a gastrobar that offers a …

Tacos!

I’m making tacos tonight!<p>I’m using two fresh herbs for my tacos. Oregano from my garden and fresh cilantro.<p>First the vegetables, then some added …

Mexican Food

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice With Black Beans

A Fast And Easy Side Dish That’s Gluten Free!<p>I’m using a boil-in-a-bag quick cooking brown rice for this dish. Truth be told I wasn’t sure about the …

Recipes

Downtown Wine Merchants-Downtown Oakland, CA

Wine bar offering small-batch vino and New American small plates in an upscale old world space. www.downtownwinemerchants.com. My daughter Melissa is …

Travel

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Fennel Slaw

Fennel slaw has to be one of our favorite side dishes. The key to a great salad is to have a lot of different colors and textures.<p>The Mandolin Food …

Grand Lake Kitchen

Located at 576 Grand Ave. Oakland CA 94610., right outside the San Francisco Bay Area, Grand Lake Kitchen is where the locals love to eat. If you’re …

Walnut And Mint-Crusted Pan Seared Salmon Over An Arugula-Mint Salad With A Blood Orange Vinaigrette.

I wanted to challenge myself to making dishes using all of my herbs from my gardens. My first was the “Mint Challenge”. I made a trip to the Farmers’ …

My Tuscan Chicken With A Concord Grape Reduction And Figs! Visit lindalouhamel.com

My Comfortable Place

While sitting in my rocking chair, I had a thought. I decided to challenge myself to use each one of my herbs to make really easy and delicious …

My Easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes<br>Inactive Prep Time: 24 hours (chill overnight)<br>Yields : 2 pies, 8 servings per pie<br>Ingredients:<br>4 cups of quartered Reese’s peanut …

Greek Pasta Salad

Ina Garten was my inspiration for this salad. She did an episode on making pasta three different ways. This Greek pasta salad caught my eye. I wanted …

TheMarket, First Floor Of The Twitter Building, San Francisco

In the financial district, downtown San Francisco, you’ll find this gourmet grocery store. This is really convenient if you work or live in the heart …

Parmigiano-Reggiano

The king of cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano! It just takes pasta dishes to another level. I was strolling through the market when this display caught my …

Santiago’s Bodega

Courtney took me for lunch at a wonderful place I’d been dying to try, Santiago’s Bodega. This quaint eatery specializes in Tapas. An amazing variety …

My New All Clad Slow Cooker

It’s was just time I treated myself to something I’ve been wanting. I mean, I think I deserve a new toy once and a while. When I saw this, I knew …

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

During the colder months here in Florida, I love making one pot meals like soups and stews. Chili is definitely one of our favorites. I’ve played …

Stuffing Muffins

Stuffing muffins are a great way to serve this traditional side dish. My guests are always amazed when they see these on the table. Just as easy to …

Chai Spiced Sugar

A friend of mine, Keri Bassett, and a fellow blogger has a wonderful site at http://www.shakentogetherlife.com. I wanted to share this <i>Amazing Chai</i> …

Sweet Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, And Basil Over Pappardelle

A few flavorful ingredients makes this dish so delicious. The white wine, unsalted chicken stock, and the pasta cooking liquid are what pull the …

Puff Pastry Wrapped With French Brie Cheese, Strawberry Honey Jam, And Walnuts-Thanksgiving Day Brunch

This year I m making brunch for some friends. They’re going to be making the turkey, ham, and all the sides. I thought it be a nice gesture to bring …

Holliday Centerpieces

Here’s a great tip for decorating your table for the holidays. Whenever I’m making a centerpiece for a table, I always want to make sure everyone can …

Urbain 40 American Brasserie And Lounge

The Dellagio Town Center is located on Sand Lake Rd. The locals living in the Orlando area call this particular strip of road as “restaurant row”. …