Spinach Parmesan Cakes

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I have said it before and will say it again: I usually do not get too fancy with my spinach. But I love the results when I do, so maybe it is time for a change! The results of this recipe surprised me in such a good way. I did not expect the ingredients to combine into something that tastes so complex and is so filling. It is one of those … [Read more...]

Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs

Saffron Orzo with Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs by My Utensil Crock

This teriyaki recipe is delicious - salty and sweet, and so easy to make. I love making my own sauces and marinades because there are no fillers, just a few pure ingredients. Kabobs are simple to prepare and cook quickly, and are, like Shish Taouk - Chicken Kabobs, very versatile. Perfect for every occasion. Teriyaki Sirloin Kabobs   … [Read more...]

Graham Cracker Granola

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This is one of my favorite recipes, for a few unrelated reasons. First, and most predictable, is that it tastes amazing. The crunch, the sweetness, the chewiness from a bit of dried fruit - it just all works. Second, I have made this recipe for a few memorable brunches, and something as simple as home-made granola can really top off an … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

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This delectable nibble, which evolved from my Green Goddess Dip post, is one example of a whole being better than the sum of its parts. This recipe uses the components from the Green Goddess Dip and assembles them in a more formal presentation. The result is a combination of texture and taste that really works. Doesn't this look like it would be … [Read more...]

Parmesan Spinach

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When it comes to spinach, I am usually just a sauteed-with-garlic kind of gal, but occasionally I will add a little more depth. Here, I lightened up a recipe for a cheesy spinach by using skim milk instead of whole milk, and using less cheese than the recipe called for. I am sure, given my results, that it would be even more decadent with the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

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Craving to make cookies + My offer to bake a snack for a morning meeting Morning cookies Simple math. Well, mandel bread, not "morning cookies," but that is certainly a descriptive term for these chocolatey, crunchy delights. If you are not familiar with mandel bread, it is the Jewish version of biscotti. Have you ever wondered how biscotti is … [Read more...]

Green Goddess Dip

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Is hummus on its way out? I feel like hummus is on its way out. I still love it, and imagine I will post a hummus recipe soon, but I feel like maybe we are turning a corner on the chickpea front. If so, you heard it here first. Enter: Green Goddess Dip. Just the name of it sounds luscious, no? If you are looking for something a little different … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Cinnamon Oatmeal with Fresh Fr...

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Until recently, if I was looking for a filling breakfast, I would have taken an egg sandwich over oatmeal any day. In my mind, all oatmeal was like the package of over-flavored, over-sugared cinnamon-apple instant stuff you hydrate with hot water from the office water cooler. Fine in a pinch, but not very satisfying. Enter: actual oatmeal. … [Read more...]