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Potato and Zucchini and Onion Salad

September 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment


3 Potatoes – peeled and cut up
2 Zucchini -sliced
1 Onion – sliced
Olives or capers – optional

In skillet combine zucchini and potatoes and onion . Add 1 cup water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain. Put vegetables in a bowl and toss with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.  Add olives or capers. Serve hot, warm or chilled.

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Cheese Chili Dip

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fridays is a good day at work. Someone always brings in a treat or two. This Friday Maria brought in this great Cheesy Chili Dip.  So good, that by the time I went to get my camera, half of it was gone. Are you kidding me people?? Ha!!  Thankfully it is football season and this will be a hit for sure!
Cheesy Chili Dip
1pkg.  (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1 can  (15 oz.) chili
1/2cup   Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro
 Spread cream cheese on the bottom of microwaveable pie plate; top with chili cilantro and cheddar
Microwave on HIGH 45 sec. to 1 min. or until cheddar is melted
 Serve with your favorite tortilla chip, crackers or cut up fresh veggies
Touch Down! :)

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Ravioli Pizza

September 6, 2014 · 7 Comments


Ravioli Pizza is a once in a while treat at work.   This is how you can make it at home, you know you want to :) You’re welcome.

Preheat oven 500 degrees

Pick up some pizza dough from your favorite pizza shop or make your own. This recipe works on pita bread too.

Boil small bag of frozen ravioli according to package – drain and pat dry carefully

Press dough into an oiled 15-inch pizza pan. Drizzle with olive oil, then top with 1/2 cup tomato sauce,  ravioli,   garnish with grated cheese, dried oregano and 2 cups shredded mozzarella. Bake until golden about 15 minutes

This is a lot of pizza and one slice will be all you need. Serve with a salad.

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho

September 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment

I know summer has ended, well not officially, and the last few days in New York have  felt  more like summer  then  summer.  So when I came across this gazpacho recipe I thought, gazpacho soup would  be good to serve  since were still having hot humid 90 degree temperatures days.

The ingredients are simple and really COOL!:

Purée 1 medium cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, chopped), 
1 small cucumber (peeled, chopped), 
2 tablespoons chopped red onion, 
2 teaspoons kosher salt, 
and 1/3 cup water in a blender until smooth. 
With motor running, drizzle in 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; 
season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
Serve gazpacho chilled, topped with thinly sliced fresh mint.

That's it. All done. Imagine, Cantaloupe soup!

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Baked Salmon – Home Style

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment



Baked Salmon

Preheat  oven  450 degrees F.
12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 3-4 pieces
Mix together in large bowl:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup vinegar
handful chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons capers (optional)
Marinate  salmon in the bowl with olive/vinegar mixture for 2 minutes. Place salmon on a baking dish.  Pour remaining seasoning mixture around the salmon. Bake  about 12 to 15 minutes.   Serve with a salad and crusty bread. Enjoy!

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