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Tilapia with Manchego Grits and Warm Crab Salsa

The real challenge for many home cooks is using what is readily available in the neighborhood grocery store and turn it into something fantastic, something creative, something inventive. In many rural areas, such as mine, access to gourmet or specialized goods and grocery stores is quite limited. Granted, I can order just about anything I …

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Ribeye & Scallops with Beer-Butter Sauce

For our last Valentine’s themed dinner of the week, let’s feature steak, but this isn’t just any old steak.  No, this steak recipe breaks all the rules…Steak & Scallops in a Beer-Butter Sauce.

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

But these aren’t the grilled cheese sandwiches from childhood.  No, these grilled cheese sandwiches melt chocolate, brie, and raspberries between slices of poundcake.  Yes, they’re messy…oh well!  Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

We may not eat desserts after every meal, but on Valentine’s Day, it’s required, and we have several ideas that will have your sweetheart feeling loved and appreciated. Today’s featured Valentine’s Day dessert…Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Butter-Poached Scallops in Spaghetti Nests

I love using pasta for nests; it makes such a cute, creative vessel for seafood and even, meatballs.  Combine that with my desire to play with my new oyster bed, and I had a perfect date night dinner in mind.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta

For our first Valentine’s themed dinner of the week, let’s feature chicken.  It’s both affordable and approachable.  However, let’s make a chicken dish that is over-the-top…Peppered Chicken over Saffron Polenta.

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: Citrus Crepes

Rather than spending Valentine’s Day in a crowded restaurant or dropping hundreds of dollars for a private dinner, why not cook dinner for your sweetheart?

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Spicy Shrimp & Scallop Pasta

Give me a night of feeding only myself, and I will, without fail, give you a bowl of pasta.  Pasta is my go to for every night when I eat alone.  Why? Who knows…  All I really know is that pasta is (to me) the most versatile and convenient food on the planet. Print Yum …

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Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese

As a competitive cook with a foodie husband, many date nights are spent creating recipes and having at-home cook offs. We each create our own masterpieces, post the pics on Facebook and Instagram, let everyone vote, and then, share dinner. We’ve had potato salad throw downs, chili cook offs, and this one, a grilled cheese …

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Shrimp & Yellow Rice #ComfortFood

For most of us, we have special memories we associate with a dish, usually from childhood, that, even today, is the epitome of comfort food. For some, it’s something that Mom or Grandma cooked up. However, for some of us, it comes from a restaurant that’s no longer around. For me, John’s Restaurant closed at …

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