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Scallop & Spinach Salad with Vanilla Chili Dressing

I saw this recipe posted on Steamy Kitchen and just had to try it. Any excuse to use those vanilla beans I bought on ebay, right? Needless to say, like all of Jaden’s recipes, it was delicious. Unfortunately, we were only able to find (and afford) the little bay scallops, which, considering we added some...

Baby Portobello Fettuccine

Now this would have been the recipe to break out the pasta maker. It was delicious, but could have been even more so with freshly made pasta. Maybe we’ll make it again this week, and post about the results. We added thyme and hazelnuts to the original recipe, and used baby portobello mushrooms instead of...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know the cookies that are just the right size, and just the right sweetness? The kind that ‘mysteriously’ disappear from the counter? These are those cookies. There were 4 left when I took this picture. I had also made a batch of my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (can you say, sugar craving?) which as...

Greek Spinach Salad in Mini Phyllo Cups

We found these pre-made phyllo cups at the store a few weeks ago, and kept forgetting to use them. They were flavored, in spinach and sundried tomato, perfect for this recipe. Quite tasty, and cute to boot! We only used half the cups… any ideas for what could fill them next? Greek Spinach Salad in...

Coconut Shrimp & Asian Orange and Avocado Spinach Salad

This was a good one. Crispy coconut shrimp with a creamy peanut dipping sauce, perched next to a fresh and flavorful salad with baby spinach, avocado, and orange. Yup. We’ll be making this meal again. Except… we’d use Taylor’s peanut sauce recipe. Alton’s had far too much peanut butter and almost tasted more like my...

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Almonds

Good brussels sprouts? Isn’t that an oxymoron? You might think so, but then you haven’t tried these. This post is hereby redemption from the barrage of sweets I’ve posted in the past few weeks. My apologies. I am not trying to put anyone in a sugar coma… but sometimes the desserts are the only part...