Italian Cocchi and Prosecco Cocktail |

Italian Cocchi and Prosecco Cocktail

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or, in my case, when life gives you aperitif wine, make cocktails. You see, I had bought a bottle of Cocchi Apertivo Americano, an Italian aperitif wine, for a recipe that ended up being less than stellar. I had only used a 1/4 cup and had no idea what to do with the rest of the bottle. So, I went …
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Shrimp Sandwich with Tarragon-Caper Mayonnaise |

Shrimp Sandwiches with Tarragon-Caper Mayonnaise

I had an awesome food weekend. My mother-in-law and her husband came to visit us and it was like being on a food-centric vacation for five days. I love all aspects of the food experience - getting ideas about what to cook, shopping for ingredients, cooking a wonderful meal, sharing it with others - I love it all. My mother-in-law shares this same …
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Red Beans and Rice |

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Cool weather has finally arrived and it is time to break out the sweaters. OK, just kidding about the sweaters - it is not quite cold enough here for that yet. But it is cold enough (just barely) to break out the recipes for the stews, braises, and chili I have been waiting patiently to make. I decided to start with an easy red beans and rice …
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Salmon Guacamole Bacon Wrap |

Salmon, Guacamole, and Bacon Wraps

We eat salmon on a regular basis in our house. Most of the time, I season it with an herb mix, roast it in the oven, steam some veggies as a side and call it a day. However, it is good to change things up on occasion. These salmon, guacamole, bacon wraps are a tasty change from the usual fare and require only a little bit more effort. To cut down …
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