August 2012

Best Coconut Cream Pie

by Janelle 08.31.2012
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Tuesday was my fiancé’s birthday, so I prepared a romantic meal for the two of us with one of his favorite desserts. He mentioned recently that he loves coconut cream pie, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to make this much-loved treat for the first time. I have the most delicious recipe for Coconut […]

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Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs

by Janelle 08.23.2012
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For a light and easy salad this summer, I highly recommend trying out my tasty Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs. This salad is so easy to prepare and is a fresh accompaniment to a variety of dishes. It can be served on its own for a light lunch or it can be a fabulous side dish for your next […]

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Cauliflower “Mac & Cheese”

by Janelle 08.21.2012
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Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but if you are like me, you may try to save it for only for those times when you really want to indulge. I wanted a way to enjoy the flavors of Macaroni & Cheese without all of the carbs and fat, so I found this tasty […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

by Janelle 08.17.2012
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I love recipes with a “secret ingredient.” I have been hearing a lot about the many uses for Pomegranate Molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking, so I had to give it a try. Pomegranate Molasses is a syrup-like reduction of pomegranate juice and sugar that has a really unique flavor and turns […]

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Chimichurri Flank Steak

by Janelle 08.14.2012
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For a little taste of South America in your kitchen, try this fiery recipe for Chimichurri Flank Steak. Chimichurri is the quintessential sauce of Argentina and best enjoyed on juicy, grilled steaks. Meats in Argentina are never served without a side of chimichurri! The traditional sauce is made with parsley, garlic and vinegar–and it surely packs a […]

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Margarita Cheesecake

by Janelle 08.13.2012
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Last week the fiancé and I were tasked with cooking dinner for one night at our family shore house in beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey. Before I even thought about what I’d make for the main dish (post coming soon…), I thought long and hard about what to bake for dessert – my favorite course of […]

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Blueberry Peach Crumble

by Janelle 08.03.2012
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This comforting recipe for Blueberry Peach Crumble needs little introduction. Cobblers come in all sorts of varieties, but one of my favorite fruit combinations is blueberry and peach. The fruity filling consists of the usual components, sugar and cornstarch, along with a delicious twist – lemon juice, freshly grated lemon zest, cinnamon and almond extract. The combination is […]

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