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Roasted Shrimp Orzo

roasted shrimp orzo

Ever since I watched Ina Garten make this on Barefoot Contessa, I couldn’t get it out of my head! It looked so delicious for any hot summer day. It also seemed perfect for a crowd. Orzo in a fresh lemony…

Cheddar Scallion Popover Muffins

popover muffins

Neiman Marcus used to have these hidden cafés on the top floor that my mom and I would visit for lunch during a shopping spree at the mall, and the cafés served these warm, straight-out-of-the-oven popovers with a whipped raspberry…

Ancho Chile Short Rib Capellini

short rib

Ever since I made these short ribs three years ago, I have yet to find better short ribs anywhere. They are tender, perfectly spiced, and delicious with or on just about anything! These short ribs are braised in a mixture…

Scallop Ceviche

ceviche

Have you heard of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing? It’s a great read. Inspired by her principles, my hubby and I decided to go through the KonMari process. So far,…

Arugula Spaghetti with Tuna

tuna spaghetti

If you love the classic al dente pasta tossed in olive oil, garlic and chili flakes then this dish is definitely for you. It’s an elevated version of the olive oil pasta. I love this recipe. I don’t even know…

Grilled Salmon Pita

greek salmon pita 2

There is a restaurant in Manhattan Beach called Petros and it serves up great classic Greek dishes. On their lunch menu is a Grilled Salmon Pita that I order everytime, and instead of the Caesar dressing I get a lemon…

Simple Stawberry Pie

strawberry pie

Summertime berries are the best. Seriously the best. They are beautifully vibrant, sweet and scrumptious. Fresh strawberries are delicious in salads, made into preserves, or used to top yogurt and oatmeal. But I think that one of the best ways, the best…

Brown Rice Paella

paella

This paella has every right kind of wrong imaginable. Hmm okay I sound like I’m doing a Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel commercial since “the right kind of wrong” actually is their tagline. I meant this in the nicest way possible though. Today, paella…

Tortellini Pesto Bake

tortellini bake

I have a confession to make. This is a cheat recipe. Don’t worry, I did make this dish but I took a bunch of shortcuts. Okay and my husband told me it was totally out of this world and I…