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Curry Garden Vegetable Soup

by Janelle 01.23.2012
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On these cold winter nights, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup. This past weekend, my mom and grandmother set out to make a hearty, fresh and healthy vegetable soup with loads of flavor and a Thai-inspired ingredient list. Mission accomplished. 

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Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Janelle 01.17.2012
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After returning from a quick jaunt to Mexico to celebrate the New Year, I was determined to recreate the spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup I had at a taqueria in Playa Del Carmen. Bursting with rich spices and fresh, local ingredients, this soup is full of flavor and hearty enough to be a main meal. Although […]

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Eat like Oprah! The Ultimate Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger Recipe

by Janelle 01.13.2012
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I have been hearing rave reviews of Oprah’s favorite turkey burger from Donald Trump’s lavish private club in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago. Upon visiting the club, Oprah gushed, “I believe [it] may be the best turkey burger in the entire world.” Enough said.   

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Apricot Glazed Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage

by Janelle 01.06.2012
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I am thrilled to share a fantastic dinner recipe for Apricot Glazed Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage. This dish is so easy to make and so impressive at the same time, you won’t believe it. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or the main dish at your next dinner party, this recipe is gourmet and […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

by Janelle 11.01.2011
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There is nothing like butternut squash soup on a cool autumn day. This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup is my grandmother’s and it has been one of my favorites for years. The best part about this soup is the addition of zesty apples to add a bit of tang to the soup. […]

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Mexican Tortilla Casserole

by Janelle 10.17.2011
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For a delicious and easy way to enjoy healthy Mexican food at home, nothing is better than my Mexican Tortilla Casserole. Loaded with vegetables and tasty Mexican spices, this is a perfect weeknight meal that is so easy to throw together. You can make it with all vegetables or add shredded chicken from a small […]

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A Croque Monsieur Recipe from Paris for Bastille Day

by Janelle 07.14.2011
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In honor of Bastille Day today, I wanted to share an authentic recipe for one of the most well-known and beloved french bistro dishes, the Croque Monsieur. As French as it gets, this haute, cheesy grilled ham and cheese sandwich began as a sort of “fast food” snack enjoyed at the countless bistros in Paris. […]

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The Ultimate Paella

by Janelle 07.10.2011
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Following a Spanish cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education, my boyfriend and I set out to make the perfect authentic paella. Paella is a traditional Valencian rice dish that originated in the mid-19th century near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.

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Baked Scallops Recipe

by Janelle 06.23.2011
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With summer in full swing, I wanted to share one of my favorite easy and elegant summer seafood meals — Baked Scallops. This dish is so easy to make, but at the same time delicious, bursting with flavor and sure to impress your family and friends.

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Red Curry Chicken Kabobs with Minty Yogurt Sauce

by Janelle 06.01.2011
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Last night my boyfriend made me a delicious dish that has me dreaming of warm summer nights — Red Curry Chicken Kabobs with Minty Yogurt Sauce. This recipe is so easy to make and bursting with bold flavors. With the base of Thai red curry paste, he made a zesty marinade that coated the chicken […]

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