red cabbage slaw

Who doesn’t love some extra crunch and flavor?  Bring it on.  And if we can throw in some vibrant color, why not?  

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fresh tomato salsa

Fresh Jersey tomatoes.  Fresh heirloom tomatoes.  Just hearing those words make me think of warmer weather.  And al fresco gatherings.  

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shrimp cups

Typically, you will find me flying solo at my kitchen counter.  Every now and then, my husband will stop by to see if he can help or just to check things out.  I’m always grateful for the company.

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mascarpone tart with strawberries

Strawberries are about to be plentiful in my neck of the woods …here in southern New Jersey.  We have access to delicious berries from California and Florida throughout most of the year.  But you can’t beat the flavor and freshness of fruit that’s just been locally harvested.

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thai shrimp cakes

How do you feel about coconut and ginger?  Those two, paired in a recipe, are delicious.  Throw some shrimp into the mix and the results are amazing.  If you’re nodding in agreement, you need to try these.

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the best sun-dried tomatoes

Let me begin with a disclaimer.  I do not dry my own tomatoes.  Maybe someday, but not at the moment.  This is all about how you can take your basic, already-dried tomatoes and turn them into your next antipasti tray must-have.

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chicken meatballs

There’s nothing like a bowl of traditional spaghetti and meatballs, right?  Most of us grew up thinking that was the best meal ever created.  How would you feel about lightening up those meatballs?  Just a bit.  Let’s try some chicken instead of beef.  It’s pretty darn good. 

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