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Soup/Salads

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

Creamy Italian Chestnut Soup is so decadent, rich, and silky.  It’s earthy from the chestnuts, savory from the aromatics and herbs, and topped with a Parmesan crema.  I love serving this impressive soup in beautiful little crocks as a first course on Thanksgiving.   Chestnuts feel Read More..

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

This Easy Butternut Squash Soup is warm, comforting, and full of earthy, sweet, yet savory flavor.  It’s a great way to start off an autumn meal or take for a light lunch. I like to serve this soup with Roasted Garlic And Parmesan Palmiers and Read More..

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

If you’ve never had ‘Jewish Penicillin’, then you are in for a treat!  This classic matzoh ball soup has tender, rich matzoh balls in flavorful homemade chicken stock.  This recipe is a weekend project, but it serves a lot of people, freezes beautifully, and is Read More..

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

This toasted Israeli couscous salad is nutritious with chopped fresh vegetables and tasty, with zesty lemon, basil vinaigrette.  This salad is a great lunch or a healthy, flavorful side dish.  I like to serve it with Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken, or Read More..

ISRAELI SALAD

ISRAELI SALAD

This simple, chopped vegetable salad is an iconic part of Middle Eastern cuisine, thus the name, ‘Israeli Salad’.  It pairs wonderfully with hummus and pita, stuffed in a sandwich, or as a first course to any meal.   There’s something to be said for a recipe Read More..

THE BEST CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP

THE BEST CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP

Bright green, smooth, and creamy, this is the best cream of asparagus soup.  It is rich enough to enjoy as a light summer dinner or makes a lovely appetizer. This luscious soup can be served warm or cold if you have leftovers. If your grocery Read More..

TROPICAL BEET SALAD

TROPICAL BEET SALAD

This healthy salad is a lovely blend of tastes and textures.  It goes great with grilled meats, so it’s perfect for summer barbecues.  I like serving it with Grilled Piri Piri Chicken or Sticky And Spicy Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks. Beets are one of the most Read More..

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

This quick and easy side dish packs a ton of flavor and is a refreshing change from pasta, rice, or potatoes.  I like to serve this dish beside simple proteins like Sticky And Spicy Chicken Drumsticks,  Herb Roasted Pork Loin, or an Oven Roasted Beef Read More..

ULTIMATE COBB SALAD

ULTIMATE COBB SALAD

Cobb salad is a perfect dinner salad and this Ultimate Cobb Salad uses a homemade marinade and dressing that is lower in both fat and sugar.  Tasty, healthy, and easy? Yep, this is one for the recipe box. There is something so satisfying when you Read More..

SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON DRESSING

SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON DRESSING

This simple salad recipe is a flavor powerhouse.  With the iron-rich spinach, protein from the eggs and bacon, and carbs from the stuffing mix ‘croutons’, this delicious salad is also a complete meal.  I like to serve this with a slice of Cheddar Jalapeno Bread Read More..

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

A classic Italian recipe that is hearty enough to be a full meal with a loaf of crusty bread. This soup recipe is a delicious way to warm up on a chilly day.  I like to serve this with a Fennel and Orange Salad With Read More..

FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

FENNEL AND ORANGE SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE

This is one of the best salad recipes.  It is crisp, crunchy, fruity and elegant with the champagne vinegar dressing.   After the holidays and the overindulging, my body craves something clean, crunchy, and healthy.  But I get tired of eating leafy, green salads every day. Read More..

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this delicious, cheesy soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s perfect to sip on a chilly evening. Garnish the soup with croutons, sliced scallions, or chopped ham or bacon.  It really deserves the title of the best cheese Read More..

AUTUMN SALAD

AUTUMN SALAD

This vegetarian salad is an easy and delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table.  With butternut squash, broccoli, arugula, dried cranberries, and walnuts, this salad is as healthy as it is pretty to look at.  Take care of your vegetarians or health-conscious friends and add this Read More..

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

This quick and easy soup recipe is healthy, and packed with flavor!  This soup comes together so quickly thanks to the seasoned canned beans. The cumin, lime juice, and cilantro add a Cuban flair and freshness to the soup.  I love this dish.  It is Read More..