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Vegetables

It’s Spring–Time for Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

It’s Spring and the tastiest new peas are readily available at my Farmer’s Market. I wish I could say these came from my garden, but I just planted mine, so I’ll have to wait a bit. Spring is Pea Season and there’s so much you can do with them. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare them. They’re so tasty with just a little sesame oil, coarse Kosher […]

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onion–What’s Not To Like?

I love Brussels Sprouts. I like them steamed, braised or sauteed. But for the Brussels Sprout Skeptics out there, give this recipe a try. I think you’ll be surprised how good they can taste. The trick is the bacon. Bacon makes everything delicious–well, almost everything.Brussels sprouts are in season right now so try to buy them on their stalks. That way you know they’re fresh! Plus they look cool and your […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing…Stuffed in Squash!

You don’t need a turkey to enjoy this stuffing! If you’re a vegetarian, leave out the bacon and if you’re a vegan use vegetable broth and olive oil. No matter what your taste, this is perfectly delicious for Thanksgiving! And for my readers around the world who aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving this month, it’s a great side dish. Not to mention, it’s super simple to make and it photographs really well! […]

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Super Simple Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes & Broccolini

Need a quick and easy side dish for a pot luck? Have company coming and you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen? Here’s the perfect solution–simple oven-roasted red potatoes and broccolini!   INGREDIENTS 1 bunch broccolini 5 red potatoes, cut in quarters 2 TBS olive oil (about) Kosher salt & pepper That’s it for ingredients–how simple is that!   Preheat oven to 400. Cut potatoes into […]

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An Accidental Bold and Spicy Shrimp & Corn Salad

You know those days when you get home and you’re tired and it’s hot and you don’t really want to cook but you’re too lazy to go out? Well, that’s how this “accidental” dinner came about.  It all started with the shrimp. I thought I’d BBQ it, but didn’t feel like starting the grill. So then I figured I’d just bake in the oven–always good and so easy. Then I spotted […]

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Spicy Stir Fry Chicken With Broccolini & Baby Bok Choy

Stir fry is perfect for those times when you’re starving and want something really good to eat but you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking. I literally threw this together in about 10 minutes…well, maybe 15.  I picked up a boneless, skinless chicken breast at the market then came home and raided the fridge and spice cabinet.  This is what I put on the counter and then […]

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Stuffed Poblanos & A Hatch Pepper Story

When I posted this picture on Facebook I couldn’t believe how many of my friends wanted the recipe. I’m flattered–and thank you!Like so many of my recipes, this comes with a story and a cautionary tale! The first ingredient is RUBBER KITCHEN GLOVES. Without them you’ll end up like I did yesterday with burnt hands from roasting and cleaning the peppers. I quickly Googled what to do about the burn […]

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Roasted Parsnips and Carrots With a Touch of Thyme

You might be wondering…what are these? And what do you do with them? Well, wait until you taste the results. It’s like you’re eating the best-ever roasted potatoes…except they’re parsnips!   Cathy Foote…this one’s for you and Michael.  Never tasted a parsnip? You’re in for a big, delicious surprise! Prepared like this they taste like really yummy roasted potatoes. And with the carrots mixed in–it’s like heaven. (And I don’t […]

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Cooking Miso-Glazed Salmon, Spicy Asparagus and Asian Slaw with McKenna Nokes

You might think the name Nokes sounds familiar, and you’d be right. They’re famous for their Pizza on the BBQ. In fact, it’s been in the “Top Ten Favorites” since it debuted last summer. Here’s the link if you want to revisit it. http://freshfromnancysgarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/pizza-on-bbq.html   But I predict Cathy and Larry are going to have some stiff culinary competition from their daughter, McKenna, who is home from college for the summer. McKenna […]

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Kid-Friendly Brussels Sprouts

I know, you’re probably thinking “Kid-Friendly” and Brussels Sprouts don’t belong in the same kitchen let alone the same sentence. You’re not alone. I was having dinner with friends last week and mentioned my next blog was going to be about “Kid-Friendly” Brussels Sprouts. When everyone stopped laughing they all agreed that Brussels Sprouts could never be kid-friendly. Cathy Nokes even said that adding the cannellini beans would really scare […]

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