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  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil.  Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • Lightly steamed asapragus with 30-second Hollandaise sauce

    30 Second Hollandaise Sauce

    This 30 Second Hollandaise Sauce recipe is made quick and creamy with your immersion blender — no cutting corners, either, this is the authentic stuff!  Slather it on Eggs Benedict, asparagus,…

  • Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

    Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe ~ this classic Italian meat sauce is comforting and SO satisfying!  It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a big…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Good Gravy! The 12 Best Gravy Recipes

    When it comes to holiday meals, it’s ALL about the gravy, and this collection of 12 of the best gravy recipes is just in time for the festivities.  But be sure…

  • Spicy Basil Pesto ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Basil Pesto

    Spicy Basil Pesto ~ Serrano pepper takes the world’s freshest sauce from simple to sassy in one fell swoop ~ stir it into freshly boiled pasta, spread it over grilled fish,…

  • Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I have a soft spot in my heart for 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together without a trip to the store. …

  • Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

    Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of authentic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of…

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    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste

    Homemade Vindaloo Curry Paste ~ keep this easy recipe in the fridge so you can whip up authentic Indian curries in no time!…

  • Homemade Steak Sauce

    Homemade Steak Sauce ~ a creative way to make your own custom steak sauce at home, in your own kitchen!  This diy steak sauce makes the perfect holiday gift.…

  • Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

    Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta. …

  • Asparagus Gratin

    This Asparagus Gratin is a luxurious and comforting side dish with a decidedly French accent!  It’s equally good as part of a fancy feast, or a quiet dinner for two.…

  • Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce ~ a delicious appetizer inspired by one of the Middle East’s favorite meatballs! Koftas are ground and spiced lamb, shaped into balls or ovals,…

  • Chimichurri Sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats.  It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous!  Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

    Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce ~ these impossibly crisp little rolls are filled with tender shrimp, fresh ginger, and spring onion, and then served with an equally amazing tangy…

  • Baked Sole in Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Baked Sole in Fresh Tomato Sauce is a healthy, 30-minute, low carb, Whole 30 meal that celebrates the bounty of fresh summer tomatoes!  This quick and easy baked fish is ideal…

  • How to Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

    It takes just 15 minutes to make a vibrant, healthy, fresh tomato sauce — make this simple tomato sauce once and you’ll never go back to cans or jars again!…

  • Baked Whitefish with Mustard Sauce

    Baked Whitefish with Mustard Sauce ~ fish fillets baking up in a zesty but comforting cream sauce is a quick and delicious 30 minute meal.…

  • Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce

    Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!…

  • Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca

    Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca ~ this classic Italian summer pasta made with ripe tomatoes and basil is simple, quick, and so healthy!…

  • Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce

    Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce are the most refreshing summer appetizer I know of ~ these healthy Vietnamese rice paper rolls with juicy shrimp can double as a…

  • Minimal Monday: Arugula Pesto

    I think we can all agree that basil pesto is one of the world’s great foods. It’s so great that it’s easy to forget about all the other interesting variations of…

  • Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce ~ this 30-minute family meal is guaranteed to be a huge success.  Serve it as an appetizer, too! Ever since my ALMOND JOY BARS…

  • Artichoke Lemon Pesto

    This Artichoke Lemon Pesto is made quickly and easily in the food processor. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a simple pasta dish or on bruschetta!…

  • Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam is one of these recipes you just have to try to understand.  If you’re a fan of hot pepper jelly, this is for you ~ the tart…