Grilled Salmon with Dill-Caper-Mustard Sauce

Salmon and dill go together like ice cream and fudge sauce, though salmon is infinitely healthier.  For a couple of Fridays during Lent, this dill-topped salmon recipe has graced our dinner table, much to my kids’ delight.  Despite the presence of capers, my youngest daughter loves it too.  Our alternative sauce for salmon is a […]

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Marinade for Grilled Chicken Fajitas

My daughter requested chicken fajitas for her birthday dinner, and so I scrambled.  The last time I made fajitas–steak fajitas for my son’s birthday dinner–I made a marinade for the beef that didn’t quite hit the mark (no lime or cumin!).  Let’s just say the dish didn’t taste like beef fajitas.  This time, I didn’t […]

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Grilled Lamb for a Quick, Elegant Dinner

It was my son’s birthday and his request for dinner was lamb.  Well, really, lamb chops.   To teach a lesson in economy and compromise, we got a leg of lamb instead.  Gone are the days when chicken soup was his favorite!  Because the day was dedicated to making the birthday cake (and all the other […]

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Comfort Food: Pot Chicken (Poule au Pot)

I was exploring down home, country-style French cooking and came across this traditional dish for boiled chicken.  You might think that it is really just chicken soup, with the chicken cooked whole instead of cut up.  I admit that it has the appearance of chicken soup, but the flavor suggests something a little more, not […]

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