Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes & Artichokes

When the temperatures are soaring and the tomatoes are coming in, its nice to serve a simple pasta dish and not heat up the oven. This one is meant to be warm or room temperature as a kind of pasta salad, but it is good the next day, too, chilled.

Pasta with Tuna & Tomatoes
Pasta with Tuna & Tomatoes

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Red Beans & Rice

Years ago, my son and I had Red Beans and Rice in New Orleans – and if you’ve had that experience, you know how the flavors of that dish can literally haunt you; you’ll think about it, taste it again in your mind, and not be satisfied until you have it again. Luckily, its only a food or I’d sound like some kind of crazy stalker…

Red Beans & Rice
Red Beans & Rice

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Chipotle White Bean and Chicken Chili

A bit different from the White Chicken Chilis out there, this one is a rich, earthy, spicy chili that just happens to have white beans and chicken. A deep tomato base and a good amount of spice make this a chili more suited for an adult audience (unless your kids are like mine!)

Chipotle & White Bean Chicken Chili
Chipotle & White Bean Chicken Chili

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Creamed “Chipped” Beef & Artichokes

Creamed Chipped Beef Upgraded: Serve over biscuits or over waffles like it used to be served in a quaint mountain waffle bar!

Long known as a budget classic, various versions of S.O.S. have floated around for years. The problem? It’s a little dull, even for comfort food. This dish is in serious need of an extreme make-over.

creamed chipped beef with artichokes
creamed chipped beef with artichokes

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Egg Salad Sandwich & Marinated Asparagus

Hot, humid July days scream for a nearly no cook meal, especially a meal that’s chilled and refreshing. What could be better than a gorgeous Egg Salad Sandwich paired with a bit of Marinated Asparagus? It makes me wish it weren’t too hot to be out on the deck.

The Perfect Egg Salad Sandwich
The Perfect Egg Salad Sandwich

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Pasta alla Carbonara

Creamy, cheesy, silky pasta punctuated by a little bacon. Utterly simple, a handful of ingredients, most which you probably have on hand and minutes to make? That’s Pasta Carbonara.

Pasta alla Carbonara

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Salmon & Aspargus Hash

Salmon & Asparagus Hash - riffed off Tyler Florence, this is a beautiful brunch dish!

Sometimes I’m possessed by food jealousy – I think it might happen to a lot of people who are on a budget. They hear about a friend’s restaurant dinner, see a gorgeous meal in a magazine, or maybe they watch Tyler Florence. Darn you, Tyler! Darn you and your belly of fresh Atlantic salmon that would be so perfect for Mother’s Day!

Salmon & Asparagus Hash  Hollandaise Tyler Florence Hash browns
Salmon & Asparagus Hash with Hollandaise Sauce

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