Monthly Archive: November 2012

Classic Crab Cakes and Decunstructed Caramel Apples

Classic Crab Cakes

When a healthy craving strikes I try to satisfy it. My most recent craving was for crab cakes. Well as you know ordering any form of crab in a restaurant makes a huge dent in the wallet so I decided to make my own. While shopping at Costco I found a 1 pound tub of lump …

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Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans

Did you go to Sam’s Club or Costco and get that already peeled and cubed butternut squash? If not, go there now and get it. Then hurry up back here for the recipe for this amazing side dish or wait is it dessert? I can’t decide, but let me tell you I have eaten this as …

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Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans

This dish is worthy of your Thanksgiving menu. A crowd pleaser to be sure. You decide how much sweetness it needs for your family. We tend to like things a little less sweet around here so one tablespoon of real Maple syrup was plenty for us. I went with real Maple syrup for the rich …

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

It’s one of those foods that doesn’t photograph well, but don’t let that stop you from making it. Serve it as an appetizer with whole grain crackers, pita bread, endive or a baguette. Spread it on a sandwich or a wrap. Top a cooked chicken breast or a piece of white fish with a generous …

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Recently on a Trader Joe’s shopping day I picked up a beautiful eggplant for under $2. A recipe from Ina Garten for a roasted eggplant spread intrigued me so I got busy in the kitchen. This recipe contains all things that equal deliciousness – is that a real word?  Roasted red bell peppers, red onion, …

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