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Steamed Artichokes with Salsa Verde

We had a very green dinner tonight, Pesto Gnocchi and Steamed Artichokes with Salsa Verde. Should have waited until this Saturday to cook it, huh? The salsa really has a nice flavor. It definitely needs lemon, though, so if you boil your artichokes instead of steaming them with lemon juice, be sure to add a...

Grecian Turkey Sliders

Fabulous flavor in these Greek inspired turkey sliders (bite sized burgers – think White Castle). The olives, feta, and tahini give these a seriously strong flavor (but it’s a good flavor! I promise!) Grecian Turkey Sliders Recipe originally from RecipeZaar, miniaturized by us. :) Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 1 lb ground turkey 1 cup crumbled...

Pan-Seared Scallops on Red Onion Marmalade

Another special treat, but quick at the same time. Taylor wasn’t a fan of the lemon/ginger combination on the scallops, and thought garlic would work better. We both agreed, however, that the marmalade was fabulous and gave the dish great flavor. Pretty too. :) Pan-Seared Scallops on Red Onion Marmalade Makes 4 servings. Recipe from...

Almond Rocky Road Clusters

You should know something about me: when I get chocolate cravings, I bake. This is the result of one of those such cravings. Almond Rocky Road Clusters This recipe could be easily altered depending on your mood. Try tossing in different nuts, adding some peanut butter maybe, or even using vanilla or peppermint extract in...

Mango Spiced Shrimp

While everyone else goes out and party-hardies on Saturday night, we stay home, rent some movies, and cook something special. I mean, we could go out for a nice seafood dinner, drop $40 for the two of us, or buy a nice $8 bag of frozen shrimp and a mango and make our own… and...

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

It’s ok to indulge once in a while. Seriously. And what better way to do that than delicious mahi mahi smothered in macadamia nuts? It’s almost better than the chocolate-covered kind (almost). We served this with steamed asparagus, lightly salted and buttered.