Mozzarella Kumato Salad

Mozzarella Kumato Salad

When Mark and I were in Sydney, Australia in 2015, we decided to try the Dining Room, Park Hyatt, known for its waterfront view of the Sydney Opera House. We were originally seated a table away from the gorgeous windows, but a local patron graciously offered to switch with us so that we might enjoy an uninterrupted view. It was fabulous!
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INSALATA CAPRESE WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

Insalata Caprese with Glazed Balsamic

Insalata caprese (ka-PREE-zee) is Italian for “Salad of Capri”.

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SHRIMP JAMBALAYA

Shrimp Jambalaya

What is jambalaya? It is basically a one dish vegetable and rice dish comprised of a variety of pork, chicken and/or seafood carried in a sauce of tomato or broth. Gumbo is similar, but is typically based in a roux, which is a brown sauce thickened with filé (FEE-lay) or okra. It is then served over rice. Continue reading “SHRIMP JAMBALAYA”

LASAGNA

Lasagna

The first time I saw lasagna prepared, it was at my friend Scarlett’s house in the mid-1990s. As she pulled all those noodles from the boiling water and placed them neatly on waxed paper, I was impressed and intimidated. Was there not an easier way?

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CORN AND TOMATO FIESTA SALAD

Corn And Tomato Fiesta Salad

This is a great dish to take to gatherings. It takes minutes to prepare, and is easy to pack and transport. Show it off in an attractive serving bowl and watch it disappear!

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HOTTER THAN HADES SALSA

Hotter Than Hades Salsa

1997 was the year of the salsa (no, I am not referring to the dance). After every batch, Mark asked “Can you make it hotter?” That is, until this version. He took in a big scoop, wiped the perspiration from his brow and gasped “Oh. This one is just right!” If you can’t take the heat, just use milder peppers. For a garden fresh version, serve straight from the blender without cooking.

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