Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

You wouldn’t think that zucchini would have much flavor as a base flavor for a soup! But surprisingly enough it makes a beautiful silky, light and tasty soup.

This is one of those quick, easy and inexpensive recipes 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Spinach Soup / Cream of Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup / Cream of Spinach Soup

Making many soups is so easy and this one is no exception. It’s quite a luxurious one and has a beautiful texture, almost like velvet on the tongue. You can add small things to it to dress it up, such as tiny shrimp,

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Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

This little dish was if memory serves me right was introduced by Wolfgang Puck at Spago, way back in the early 90’s. He was of course the guy who introduced smoked salmon on pizza! There are some horrible versions of this recipe and I think I have been served many of them.

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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

This is a take off on a classic French cream soup.  Cream of Broccoli Soup is easy and broccoli is available almost year round and rather inexpensive. No need to sieve this before serving as they might do in a fancy restaurant, it’s good straight from the pot.

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Mega Meatballs

Mega Meatballs

These are great meatballs soft and moist. Everyone thinks they have the best meatballs in the world. Well I don’t know if these are the best but they are certainly close. This is a large recipe and the meatballs freeze really well.  This recipe will yield about 30,

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Asian Flavored Pork Burgers

Asian Flavored Pork Burgers

These are great cooked on the stove and terrific for a barbeque. Great on burger buns or with a bowl of rice. The recipe is versatile it can also be made into tiny balls or patties for a tasty cocktail finger food. Try it with my Asian Flavored Red and Green Salsa.

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Chicken Inner Filets Breaded & Pan Fried

Chicken Inner Filets Breaded & Pan Fried – Here I use homemade Italian flavored bread crumbs and serve this with lemon wedges and a flavored mayonnaise. They are good for this recipe or gently sauteed for salads or stir fried in Chinese dishes.

When you buy packages of chicken breasts they often have the little inner filet still attached.

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Sesame Crusted Chicken Breasts

Sesame Crusted Chicken Breasts

This is another delicious, fast chicken recipe. It can be done ahead of time but it really only takes about 5 minutes to prep for it and another 15 minutes to cook it. See my notes below.

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Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

This is a lovely recipe and the fish cakes can be made large or small depending on whether or not they will be served as canapes, or burger size for brunch, lunch or dinner. It will double very well and using left over poached salmon is perfect.

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Pancakes

Pancakes

A stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, 2 Fried Eggs Sunny Side Up – Please! We all love pancakes and this is a very basic recipe that can be adapted with the addition of fresh fruits. See my notes below.

I love pancakes so much that I often have them for dinner with all the trimmings during the winter months.

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A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

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