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Picadillo Stuffed Peppers

Here I am, stuffing meat into peppers again!  If you’re trying to limit your intake of carbs, making bowls out of vegetables instead of serving with rice, pasta, or tortillas … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 17 Comments

Smoky Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Topping

Adapted from and Inspired by Bakeaholic Mama I recognize that I use every excuse in the book to eat anything dripping with cheese and/or bacon….but this time I really needed … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

Pan-Seared, Blackened Flounder

The secrets to a really tasty piece of blackened fish are 1) a really tasty Creole seasoning, and 2) not overcooking the fish.  I use a slightly modified version of  … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 7 Comments

Seared Sea Scallops over Zucchini Ribbons with Goat Cheese

This is the first weekend we’ve had in Atlanta that really felt like spring, with temperatures warm enough to sit outside comfortably in the sunshine without shivering.  There are trees … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 17 Comments

Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

Modified from Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Lasagna I have to warn you straight up about this recipe – it is incredibly rich.  Not rich as in “I always fly first class.”  … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 11 Comments

Spring Rolls with “No-Peanut” Sauce

Are there foods that you suddenly have an powerful desire for?  I’m sure this happens to us all, whether it is for chocolate fudge or Chex Mix (ahem).  I wonder … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

Chicken Tamale Casserole (with Roasted Tomatillo, Cilantro and Green Chile Sauce)

When we are in Santa Fe, I like to attempt at least one Southwestern-inspired dish, and with that, hopefully add an ingredient that is new to me. This recipe for … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Smashed Red Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

Inspired by Love That Food It’s vacation time, and you gotta indulge.  Since white potatoes are not normally in our diet, when we have them we want them to be … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · 10 Comments

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast

Outside of winter holidays, we rarely have turkey.  For some reason, I never think about turkey – and for the two of us, even a small whole turkey is too … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Zucchini Noodles with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Who’s a fool for sauce?  I don’t know about you, but if there’s a sauce or condiment I can drench my food with, I will do it.  My husband, not … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Game Day / Party Food Roundup

There’s a big day coming up soon in the US for football enthusiasts.  We rarely watch sporting events, but we appreciate any excuse to graze through party food and make … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 9 Comments

Crème Brûlée

Modified from Bon Appétit After my last episode of playing with fire in the kitchen, you might be surprised to see me back in there with a blowtorch.  Rest assured, … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Seared Tuna Steaks with Spicy No-Carb “Miracle” Noodles

Last week a wise reader alerted me to a zero carb, low-calorie noodle called “Shirataki de Konjac” – well, that’s what they are called in France.  (Thanks, Donna!)  I did … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 10 Comments

“Great Balls of Fire” Bourbon Mustard Sauce

Hat tip to Pork n Whiskey blog! Bourbon, mustard, and pork…great combination!  Oh look, the recipe says to flambé the bourbon.  “I can do that”, I think to myself.  “This … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 8 Comments

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