Date Night: Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar

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January 13, 2013 One of the things I love about downtown Frederick, MD is the dining. If the wait is a bit long at one place you’re bound to find something you like. This is where we found ourselves tonight. The place we intended to go had an hour wait and we were hungry and decided to come […] {More...}

Broiled Chicken with Sesame-Ginger Glaze

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December 2, 2012 I was flipping through my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook looking for tonight’s Sunday Night Adventure. I knew I wanted chicken so I headed for the poultry section. By the way, if you don’t have the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (big binder, red plaid cover) you should. It’s fantastic. So anyway. I came across […] {More...}

SPAZ! lol

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October 28, 2012 Holy crap I was a total spaz in the kitchen tonight! I was making Garlic-Rosemary steak and a Lima bean salad with herbs and red wine vinaigrette. {More...}

Updated Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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September 29, 2012 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 11-oz. can whole kernel corn, drained (get Del Monte. Very crisp for canned) 4 fresh Serrano peppers, finely chopped (remove the seeds and white membrane if you want to make it less spicy) 1 can tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel) 1 orange bell pepper, chopped […] {More...}

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

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September 23, 2012 I don’t know about you, but I think Shrimp Scampi could be one of the most perfect foods. Shrimp, garlic, lemon and butter? Yes, please! {More...}

Pesto

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September 17, 2012 So. Pesto is dead simple and tasty. Ingredients: * Fresh basil leaves – 2 cups, packed * Garlic – 2 cloves * Olives – 1/4 cup sliced black * Pine nuts – 1/4 cup * Extra virgin olive oil – 2/3 cup divided * 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano/Parmigiano-Reggiano mix, freshly shredded {More...}

Salsa con Queso

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May 6, 2012 Had a craving, needed to have lunch. I was happy to discover that I had most of the ingredients, just didn’t have American or Monterey Jack cheese. I used a 4-cheese Mexican blend. Don’t. It’s not melty enough so the dip was flavorful but very thick. {More...}

Guacamole with Homemade Salsa

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May 5, 2012 Ingredients: The guacamole 4 Haas avocados, mashed 6 Tbsp salsa, recipe follows 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper The juice of one lime {More...}