Recipes

Grilled Broccolini

Brocollini is one of my favorite vegetables to grill. The thinner stalks allow it to cook evenly, allowing for a char on the tops and a tender-crisp stalk. I love the simple flavors of garlic, chili and lemon in this recipe.

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Hummus

Hummus is a delicious nutrient-packed spread or dip that originated in the Middle East and quickly became popular throughout the world. This simple, classic hummus recipe is easy to make and tastes much better than the store bought versions.

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Blackberry Sage Prosecco

Adding a fruit syrup or liqueur is a fun way to dress up a glass of Prosecco or other sparkling wine. In this recipe I make a blackberry and sage syrup and sweeten it with honey.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

When my daughters came home from college during quarantine, I made a lot of treats. I think it was my way of trying to make their newfound circumstances more fun. Each week I put together a batch of peanut butter bars, experimenting with different ingredients.

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Peanut Butter and Açai Smoothie

Açai (pronounced ah-SAH’-ee) is a superfood that originated in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. These dark purple berries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants known to man. Adding them to a smoothie is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.

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Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seed pudding is easy to make and is great for a quick breakfast or snack. Chia seeds are full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and high quality protein. Eating them in a pudding is a fun way to add them to your diet.

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Salmon Kebabs

These healthy salmon kebabs are easy to make and loaded with flavor. I love the peppery punch from the horseradish and the brightness of the lemon and chives in the marinade. The combination is delicious.

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

I love Mexican street corn and I also love a good green salad. I was craving both one day so I decided to combine the two in one dish. The recipe that resulted has become the most requested menu item in my house this summer.

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Redskin Potato Salad

Potato salad is an American picnic and potluck staple.  It’s often the first side dish to disappear at summer gatherings. This recipe is based on the one my mom always made when I was growing up. The ingredients are simple but delicious when combined.

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