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Recipe of the Week: Tomato Pie with Toasted Quinoa Crust

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Pie with Toasted Quinoa Crust

  Have you ever considered food as art? I’m not talking food that’s styled for a photo shoot with unappetizing peas painted green or salad greens misted to make them “look” fresh. I’m talking about food you can eat. I’m talking about food that looks so good it is a work of art. Sometimes I […]

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Chow Mein

Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups sliced Chinese cabbage 3 cups thinly sliced celery 1 can (16 ounce) bean sprouts, drained 1 can (4 ounce) water chestnuts, sliced 2 teaspoon sugar 2 cups chicken broth (or you may use water) 2-1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1/4 […]

Recipe of the Week: Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Bundt Cake

Recipe of the Week: Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Bundt Cake

  Blueberries are coming to Ventura County   Ingredients: Cake Batter 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus    more for preparing pan 3-1/4 cups flour, plus more for preparing pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract, plus grated zest of 2 lemons 1/4 cup buttermilk, […]

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Avocados

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Avocados

  Here’s a spring appetizer that our son, Robert, shared with us. It is sort of a Caprese Salad folded into a grilled avocado. Who’d a thunk it! Easy to prepare, it is full of nutrition, and it doesn’t hurt that it looks and tastes fantastic. Ingredients: 1 clove garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons extra virgin […]

Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

  Now that things are heating up breakout that the chips and salsa and how about some — Guacamole!   Ingredients: 2 ripe fresh avocados, peeled and seeded 1.2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 medium size ripe Roma tomato, seeded, diced 1/4 cup minced sweet white onion 1 Serrano Chile, seeded, minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro […]

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

  As a kid I asked my dad how the impression in these cookies stayed there after baking. He just shrugged and said, “I don’t know the answer son. I just know they are a treat.” As an adult I learned that thumbs are the answer to the perfect jam-filled cookie. Yep. Good old opposable […]

Recipe of the Week: Crusty Garlic Bread

Recipe of the Week: Crusty Garlic Bread

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram  or 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 small loaves (4 ounces each) Italian or French bread   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Rolls

  Now this makes breakfast worth getting up in the morning! Dough Ingredients: 4-1/2 to 5 cups flour 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup milk 1/3 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs Directions: In a large mixing bowl combine 2-1/4 cups of flour and the yeast.  Set aside. In […]

Recipe of the Week: Spinach-Feta Puff Pastry Tart

Recipe of the Week: Spinach-Feta Puff Pastry Tart

  This Greek combination of spinach, feta cheese and lemons is a true flavor-flash. Add a little fresh dill and mint into the mix and you have something that will make your friends and family clamor for more.   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided) 6 green onions (sliced thin) 12 ounces fresh baby […]

Recipe of the Week: Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Bake

Recipe of the Week: Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken Bake

    Ingredients: 1 lb. parsnips, sliced on an angle 1 lb. potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 1/2 lb. carrots thinly sliced 1 red onion cut into wedges 1 tbsp. olive oil 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1-1/2 lbs. chicken thighs 1-1/2 lbs. chicken drumsticks 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard 2 tbsp. honey 1 […]