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Roasted asparagus and smoked salmon soup
Soups

Asparagus Smoked Salmon Soup

 

 Asparagus smoked salmon soup makes a healthy and satisfying meal. The asparagus, roasted in the oven and pureed with a blender, gives this soup a velvety texture.  Once when I didn’t have quite enough asparagus, I supplemented a pound of asparagus with carrots and zucchini.  It was just as tasty […]

Buffalo chicken dip
Appetizers

Buffalo Chicken Dip

 

 A friend made Buffalo chicken dip for happy hour at an RV park, and that made everyone who tasted it really happy. If you like Buffalo wings, you’ll love this.  Thanks to Judy Lyle for this crowd pleaser.  It’s easy to make with just six ingredients. You can heat it […]

Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies
Breakfast

Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

 

 Prepare these breakfast oatmeal cookies and store them in the refrigerator. When you don’t have time for a bowl of oatmeal, heat a cookie in the microwave for twenty seconds.  These make-ahead cookies are one of my favorites breakfasts-to-go. Most of the time, I make these breakfast oatmeal cookies at […]

Wichita salmon
Entrees

Wichita Salmon

 

 I suppose this dish could be called Salmon over Cannellini Beans and Spinach or something a bit more descriptive, but I’ve always called it Wichita Salmon. Years ago on an RV trip through Kansas, we ate at a restaurant in Wichita whose name I long ago forgot. After I raved […]

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas
Sides

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

 

 Contrary to the name, there’s no sugar in sugar snap peas. In fact, they are low in calories, high in fiber, and have numerous other healthy attributes. You can eat sautéed sugar snap peas with a clear conscience. This mildly sweet, crisp pea is delicious sautéed in Butter Olive Oil […]

Smoked Salmon Pate
Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Pate

 

 My dear friend and neighbor, Bonnie Hildebrandt, gave me this tasty recipe for salmon pate. Like me, she modifies recipes to suit her taste. This is the result of our individual modifications. It’s a good use for leftover salmon, too.  This recipe requires a food processor. When I make it […]

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp
Soups

West African Peanut Soup with Shrimp

 

 Peanut butter and shrimp lovers will enjoy this tomato-based West African soup. Once when it was my turn to host my book club, I looked for a recipe to set the tone for the novel set in Africa we would be discussing.  I came across a West African Peanut Soup recipe […]

Smoked Salmon Hash
Breakfast

Smoked Salmon Hash

 

 Smoked salmon hash has a delightful combination of smoked salmon, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, horseradish, mustard, and a few other ingredients. It’s great served alone or with fruit or scrambled eggs. (Thanks to Dwayne Dickerson for this recipe!) Smoked salmon from the Honey Smoked Fish Company is one of my favorite […]

Flambeed Shrimp with Fennel and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Entrees

Flambéed Shrimp

 

 With shrimp fresh off the boat and fennel and tarragon from a farmer’s market, flambéed shrimp is one heavenly dish.  Even with previously frozen shrimp and dried tarragon, it’s very good. Fennel and Sambuca give it a mild licorice flavor. If you want to double the recipe for company, keep in […]

clam and artichoke sauce
Entrees

Clam and Artichoke Sauce

 

 The original recipe calls for clam and artichoke sauce to be served over linguini. Since I’m on a gluten-free diet, I substitute zucchini noodles or rice, or use gluten-free pasta.  It’s easy to make zucchini noodles — some people call them “zoodles” — using a small, hand-held spiralizer. I have […]