Category: Entrees

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March 5, 2015
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato Polenta Mash

I love to make new dishes! I also like challenging myself to cook with ingredients that I’m not so familiar with.  Making short ribs has been on my to-do list for a long time. It’s a popular menu item in many of my favorite restaurants. Even though I have never ordered it, (my hubby usually […]

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December 3, 2014
Brown Sugar Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Wine Sauce

Feast your eyes on this juicy cut of beef. They call it tenderloin because it’s the most tender meat you will find. It’s also the leanest, which I love because I can enjoy every bite. If treating yourself to a good piece of meat is not enough excitement, wait until you’ve tried it with a […]

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December 11, 2012
Crown Roast of Lamb with Roasted Potatoes and Root Vegetables

Get ready for a round of applause and a standing ovation from your dinner table guests with this impressive dish! The dramatic presentation of the Crown Roast of Lamb will make a memorable centerpiece dish for your holiday dinner celebrations. The best part is your friends and family will think you spent all day preparing […]

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November 15, 2012
Le Rouge Chicken with Roasted Fall Veggies

A few months ago I discovered “Label Rouge” chickens.  The Label Rouge program began in France in the 1960s, a movement led by Farmers to raise high quality farm chickens as poultry became more industrialized. Lucky we have access to these chickens right here in San Diego. The Farm is called Descanso Valley Ranch and […]

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October 20, 2012
Best Pan Fried Chicken Ever!

Are you a skeptic that chicken can be delicious? Well, let me convince you otherwise.  Forget about chicken’s reputation for being dry. I’m talking about juicy, tender, and tasty chicken. I have a lot of mouthwatering chicken recipes for you to try that will make you a believer. Once you learn the right cooking techniques […]

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July 21, 2012
Angel Hair Pasta with Salmon Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Sauce

This Salmon Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Sauce is made with my favorite garlic spread from Majestic Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno. If you haven’t tried it, it is excellent as a spread for a sandwich, or a dip for veggies. One evening I decided to add it to this sauce and it made it that much better! […]

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July 4, 2012
Red Pepper Fettuccine

The highlight of my summer has been the co-sponsorship of Cooking with Melody in a newly opened Farmers Market in my neighborhood. It’s been incredible to have access to fresh produce, delicious food products and too see the great people in my community on a weekly basis. Farmers Markets are a growing trend and located […]

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May 31, 2012
Spice and Brown Sugar Rubbed Salmon

Attention salmon fans! This recipe is going to knock your socks off. Get ready for some FLAVOR! The simple spice and brown sugar rub has a spicy kick with just a hint of sweetness.  What’s unique about this dish is you can cook it a number of different ways and the results will be fantastic. This version is […]

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May 25, 2012
Chipotle Burger Sliders

Memorial Day weekend is here and I have the perfect recipe for you to make. Sliders! However, these are not your ordinary sliders; they are chipotle burger sliders which makes them extra yummy. Let me share something with you about chipotle. Everyone loves it! If you just say the word chipotle you will spark interest.  These […]

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March 29, 2012
Garlic and Herb Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Lamb is a common dish prepared around the world to celebrate Easter. I decided to experiment with a boneless leg of lamb, a tender cut of meat that makes an elegant main course dish. Lamb has a strong flavor, it’s also delicious therefore you don’t want to overpower it. On the contrary for a large […]

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