Archive for October, 2010

Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowl with Cucumber Salad

This is another dish that caught my eye in the latest Cooking Light magazine that I had to add to my menu plan this week. I paired it with Cucumber Salad per Cooking Light’s suggestion. I loved it. It was a great weeknight dinner. Quick, tasty, healthy and not too heavy. Recipe: Spicy Shrimp Noodle [...]

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Chicken and Parsnip Soup with Herb-Scented Drop Biscuits

I was flipping through my Cooking Light magazine and this is one of the soups that struck me. I love soups. And I have a growing fondness for parsnips. Parsnips are root vegetable similar to the carrot with a sweeter taste and higher in vitamins and minerals. A great soup for a fall evening. And [...]

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Halloween Weekend – Party Idea

With Halloween coming up next week, what a great excuse to get families together and have some fun.  I love this time of year for outdoor autumnal events. And a pumpkin party can be carried out beautifully without too much work or expense. Here are my ideas for a picture perfect pumpkin party. Party Details: [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

This weeks menu. Check back next week for links to all the recipes. Sunday -Bourbon Ball Martini, Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff, Fresh Bread Monday -Chicken Avgolemono Soup and Crusty Bread Tuesday -Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Apple Sauce and Lemony Green Beans Wednesday -Shrimp with Arugula and White Beans over Couscous Thursday – Chicken & [...]

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Moroccan Night: Lamb Tangine over Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Last Sunday, we had Moroccan Night. I bought a boneless leg of lamb from BJs and decided to make a Lamb Tangine, which is basically a Moroccan lamb stew. The lamb is slow cooked so the meat is very tender. They are made with a blend of spices that lend themselves to an aromatic, flavorful [...]

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Moroccan Night – Z’s Moroccan Martini

Last Sunday we had a Moroccan themed dinner of course, we needed a Moroccan cocktail to kick-off the evening while we waited for dinner. Not knowing of a good Moroccan cocktail I came up with this one, bringing forward the flavors of mint and rose. It was very enjoyable and a great cocktail to whet [...]

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Whole Wheat Scoop Cookies

My kids love snacks. Call anything a “snack” and they are hooked. Everyday when my 6 year old gets home from school he can’t wait for his snack. He loves when I have something homemade and different for him. I love when that snack is a healthy one.Since this cookie is made with whole wheat [...]

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Apple Pie Pops with Salted Caramel and Spiced Whipped Cream Dipping Sauces

Last week a friend gave me a bunch of apples she had picked at the orchard to make an apple pie. The next day my parents’ brought me more orchard apples, to again, make an apple pie. Clearly, apple pie was in my future for the week. Last week I made 3 different apple pies. [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

Here is my plan for the week. I will be posting the recipes and photos once I make them. Sunday–Moroccan Night – Cooking with Z’s Moroccan Martini, Lamb Tagine over Saffron-Vegetable Couscous, Brandied Apple Pie with. Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Monday – Sticky Apricot Lemon Chicken over Wild Rice Tuesday – Chicken & Parsnip Soup [...]

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Slow Cooker Wednesday – Gingersnap Pot Roast

Wait! What? Gingersnaps? In the pot roast? Yup, you read right. Don’t be dissuade. Try it. It adds a mild snappy undertone to the sauce. It’s yummy! Especially if you like ginger. They also help slightly thicken the sauce. I like my pot roast saucy and this recipe produced the perfect amount. I served it [...]

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