Author Archives: Karen

Creamy Chicken Pasta

This was one of the tastiest pasta dishes I have ever made!  It’s going on the list of favorites! The sauce was just amazing, I wanted to lick the plate.  It’s so simple, so easy, so delicious and just one … Continue reading

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Whitefish with Arugula Sauce

Here’s a great recipe that I want to share, it is going to be a recipe that I make again and again, it’s that good.  That’s serious praise for a recipe, I don’t really care to make the same recipe … Continue reading

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Ramps and Wild Leeks

After a nice long break that included foraging in the forests for food, I finally have a couple new recipes to share.  Not really recipes, just a seasonal ingredient that I was so excited to find last weekend in Northern … Continue reading

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Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto means “before the meal” and is the traditional first course in Italian dining.  Often antipasto includes cured meats like salami, olives, cheeses and peppers.  This salad throws pasta into the mix for a really interesting and delicious twist on … Continue reading

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Spring Mix Fruit Salad

I made a really delicious salad yesterday.  Craig has been known to mention he prefers not to have fruit for dinner, which includes salads or entrees.  This salad was good enough that he thought I should share the recipe and … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

With summer just around the corner I’m on the hunt for some great meals to make on the grill.  I also had an abundance of mangoes.  I just bought 3 at the fruit market and the very next day more … Continue reading

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Rice and Mango Salad

This salad was a perfect side dish to serve with baby back ribs but it makes a great stand-alone meal all on its own.  It’s another one of those salads that can be made a day or so ahead and … Continue reading

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Greek Pasta Salad with Shrimp

After a vacation from cooking (a wonderful week in Florida) I’m ready for spring to arrive in Michigan and I made a quick and easy pasta salad using chives fresh from the herb garden.  If you’re not crazy about shrimp … Continue reading

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Zesty Pasta Salad with Ham

Here’s a pasta salad that’s a bit different.  The mayonnaise rather than oil and vinegar was a nice change and the Dijon mustard adds a nice kick to make this a zesty pasta salad.  I’ve never added ham to a … Continue reading

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Wild Rice and Pasta Salad

This salad is similar to J. Alexander’s Wild Rice and Orzo Salad.  I didn’t use orzo though as I try to use Dreamfield pasta when I make pasta.  It has lots more fiber than regular pasta but tastes just like … Continue reading

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