Mexican Street Corn Salad

It’s true this is the quintessential summer salad.  When fresh corn, tomatoes, and lettuce are plentiful and full of sunshiny good flavor and the cilantro is bursting out of the herb garden this salad just can’t be beat.  But it turns out it’s a flexible little salad, and as the weather grows cold, it pairs wonderfully with a hearty bowl of beef or chicken chili.  It has garlic, lime, chili powder and jalapeno for spice and tartness, plus salty Cotija cheese crumbs and creamy avocado chunks for more tastiness.  Try adding some chili-lime powder from Trader Joe’s for an extra kick! Read More


Citrus Chicken with Almonds

This is a bright and colorful salad bursting with summer flavor.  The chili-cumin rubbed chicken complements the sweetness of the clementine segments and almonds, and the cucumber and bell peppers add satisfying crunch and texture.  The honey-citrus dressing is delicious but not overwhelming or heavy.  Perfect for lunch,  light supper or an afternoon picnic. Read More


Chocolate covered cheesecake bites

This is such a supreme dessert that trying to describe it seems redundant. Vanilla cheesecake is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese and tops a buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. A thick covering of chocolate covers the entire very worthwhile goodie. You will want to cut these small as they are very rich. Cut them into squares or rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to make elegant little rounds. Top with candy flowers or whatever edible decor you fancy! Read More


Chocolate Mint Brownies

If you love the little chocolate after- dinner mints you get with your check at diners, then you will really really love these rich chocolate mint brownies. A thick brownie base is topped with a creamy mint buttercream frosting and then a smooth chocolate ganache is poured over it all….to die for!

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Whiskey Pork Chops

Quick, easy, richly delicious and low fat– this recipe is a winner and one you will definitely want to add into your week night rotation!! Sauteed mushrooms complement the peppery pork, whiskey adds fruity smokiness and then sour cream for richness– yum, yum, yum.

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Ginger Garlic Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy chicken dinner is so flavorful that you won’t even notice it lacks fat and calories. Ginger, garlic and tomatoes combine with honey, mango chutney and curry to give it a gently spicy sweet and sour vibe.

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