Category Archives: asparagus

Dec 12

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

This post is courtesy of my niece, who made this delicious appetizer for Thanksgiving. It’s almost as gorgeous as she is! This is a great dish to keep in mind for the upcoming holidays, especially if you’re looking for something … Continue reading

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Feb 19

Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Vegetables

What a BRUTAL winter. All I can do is think warm thoughts. And considering there is at least a foot of solid snow and ice surrounding my grill, I have to resort to the next best thing – my indoor … Continue reading

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Apr 16

Asparagus Carbonara

Another spring day, another use for asparagus.  And this one is a new favorite! This dish was seriously delicious, even with “thinning it out” by using fat free half and half in place of heavy cream.  I was a little … Continue reading

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Apr 11

Shaved Asparagus Salad

What words pop into your mind when you’re thinking about spring?  I have a few: baseball (go YANKEES!)flowerscleaning (guess I should start my spring cleaning one of these days…)asparagus Yes, asparagus.  One of my favorite vegetables.  And perfect this time … Continue reading

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Mar 8

Roasted Salmon, Potatoes, Asparagus & Cherry Tomatoes

I have a confession to make.  I’ve been struggling lately with juggling work, my daughter and everyday life – and my dinner prep.  I try…I really, REALLY try to make a menu plan every week.  And then I never stick … Continue reading

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Apr 18

On the side

People are always asking for easy ideas for side dishes.  I have a lot of them in my arsenal, since I usually put most of my effort into the main dish (at least on a daily basis).  Simplicity is best … Continue reading

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Apr 13

The Honorable Cheese

Did you know that April is Grilled Cheese month?  Yep, it is.  You’re welcome. Some major damage could be done with that theme…I could easily eat cheese all.day.long.  And bread.  And any other goodies that can be thrown in between. … Continue reading

Posted in asparagus, cheese, chicken, goat cheese, grilling, main dishes, QuickAndEasy, Trader Joe's | 5 Comments
Feb 14

Daring Cooks: Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

Part of the reason I started this blog two months ago was to push myself out of my comfort zone by preparing dishes I wouldn’t normally even consider.  That’s the main reason I joined Daring Cooks, and this month was … Continue reading

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