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Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Here’s a quick and easy meal. Lemon pepper shrimp on linguine. Print Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine Ingredients 8 oz. linguine 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup white wine 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest salt to taste 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Last minute guests arriving? Need something for a potluck? These cranberry cream cheese pinwheel appetizers will please everyone. Print Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients 4 soft flour tortillas (for Christmas I use the green spinach ones) 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 tsp of garlic salt (or your choice of seasoning) 1…

Guacamole Mexicana

Guacamole Mexicana

Snacks can be healthy when made with fresh ingredients. Guacamole Mexicana is a mixture of ripe Haas avocados, Roma tomatoes, onions and flavourful spices. Print Guacamole Mexicana Ingredients 2 Haas avocados, mashed Juice of one lime 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, minced 2 teaspoons habanera salsa 2…

Borscht

Borscht

Whether it be Russian, Polish or Ukrainian, the beet soup, borscht, is so delicious and good for you too. Print Borscht Ingredients 8 cups beef broth 4 large beets, peeled and chopped 2 large russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground…

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I must admit that I have never lived anywhere there was a Chipotle restaurant. However, Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette salad dressing makes me look forward to a visit. Needing an easy salad dressing today, I found this recipe and am happy I did. Print Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients 6 tablespoons red wine…

Tuna Casserole is an old-fashioned comfort food

Tuna Casserole is an old-fashioned comfort food

A tuna casserole is always a nice change even though a family classic. It is cheesy, creamy and an old-fashioned comfort food. Just toss a light salad and you’re good to go.   Print Tuna Casserole Ingredients 1/2 lb. wide flat egg noodles 12 oz. tuna in water,drained and flaked apart 2 c. Swiss cheese…

Pineapple Enchiladas

Pineapple Enchiladas

Serve these Pineapple Enchiladas with Mexican rice and cornbread. A margarita wouldn’t hurt either.   Print Pineapple Enchiladas Ingredients 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (well drained) 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 10 ounce can enchilada sauce, divided 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas [I included refried beans with jalapenos in…

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus looks beautiful.  It deserves home decorating magazine coverage.  Just because it looks wonderful. If you love hummus as a healthy snack or sandwich spread, this is for you. It was the photos on Lazy Cat Kitchen that lured me in.   Thanks to a couple of simple tricks our vegan beet hummus…

Carrot Lentil Soup

Carrot Lentil Soup

Looking for a light lunch? Soup is often enough. Hot or cold. This carrot lentil soup is flavourful, healthy and filling. Make it in a slow cooker to have ready for dinner. Print Carrot Lentil Soup Ingredients 2 teaspoons cumin pinch red chilli flakes 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 carrots, washed and coarsely grated (no…

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

Avocado Grapefruit Salad for a taste of summer

The New Year resolution and all the green smoothies are driving me to drool over cookbooks.  Such danger! This avocado grapefruit salad saved me from temptation. It was worth repeating soon.   Print Avocado Grapefruit Salad Ingredients Spring greens or baby spinach Pink grapefruit sections Avocado, sliced Blueberries Red onion slices Walnut halves Croutons Apple…

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

A midnight snack of Mexican Pizza. It was ready in no time using this 2-ingredient “pizza dough”.   Print Mexican Pizza Ingredients Salsa to coat dough Chorizo sausage, sliced Pickled red onions Avocado, cubed Chihuahua cheese Radish, sliced Chili powder Cilantro Jalapenos, sliced Tomatoes, cubed Instructions Spread dough and add a coating of salsa Add…

Spicy Red Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Feta

Spicy Red Wine Spaghetti with Walnuts and Feta

The presentation of this dish alone is stunning—just wait until you taste it! Zinfandel is a spicy, peppery wine, with a hint of fruity flavor, and it pairs perfectly with spicy dishes. The fruit flavor of the wine also complements earthy vegetables like mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli, so feel free to experiment and make this…

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