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Craig’s Amazing Signature Salmon and Spinach

This recipe comes to me from my very dear friend Craig.  He is an absolutely amazing cook and when he likes a recipe, I know it’s something I MUST try!!!! This recipe is, without a doubt, no exception!  It is the most delicious Salmon dish I’ve had in a very long time.  It’s pretty easy to put together and it’s something my whole family loved.  I cooked the salmon stove top in a skillet but it would be wonderful grilled as well.  I hope you give it a try and please let me know what you think. A HUGE...

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Red Wine, Mushroom and Artichoke Chicken Skillet

I love this dinner.  It’s really delicious and it’s one of those dishes that has a richness that belies it’s ease of preparation.  The key to it’s wonderful flavor is to take a bit of time and cook the ingredients correctly to get the most flavor out of them.  The chicken cooks quickly so that it browns and you create those lovely little brown bits in the pan.  The veggies cook in stages but all of them cook low and slow. The sauce simmers for a turn then everything goes into the pool and cooks a bit more.  All these stages...

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad or Perfect Winter Caprese Salad

Ina, Ina, Ina !!!  Now she’s a true rock star!  Seriously, you need to cook something, for some reason ,with a recipe you’ve never tried? Who ya gonna call….Ina Garten. Oh ya. You know it’s going to come out great even without a dress rehearsal.  Cuz we’re takin Ina. That’s why she’s a rock star.  If I ever met her I think I’d quake in my boots or whatever footwear I happen to be donning. I love Caprese salad.  I mean LOVE it.  Before I moved to Socal I had a garden devoted to serious tomato growing and the...

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