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Tamarind-Marinated Baked Chicken Wings: Asian style wings full of bold flavor.
Concluding my Taste of South America Series with a visit to Chile and these Empanadas de Pino, traditional Chilean Beef Empanadas.
Apricot Frozen Yogurt for instant relief from the summer heat.
Sautéed Fresh Cranberry Beans with Sage and Garlic (think roasted chickpeas, only better). What they lose in color they gain back in taste.
Arugula Salad with Apricot-Mint Vinaigrette: This salad has a little bit of everything but the apricots are clearly the star of the show.
Homemade Chocolate Crackers: a bit more refined than a cooke but with all the chocolate flavor you'd want. Perfect for dunking in milk or with ice cream.
Summer Corn Salad: For when you crave the bright, sweet flavors of summer.
Banana Caramel Tart: One of the easiest desserts you'll ever make but it will taste like you've slaved over it all day.
Fresh Strawberry (Mini) Pies: This simple dessert captures the freshness of spring.
Coconut Curry Mussels: the rich broth commands equal attention with the fresh mussels. Make sure you have lots of bread to mop it all up.
Chocolate Madeleines: The chocolate version of the classic French tea cake.
Burrata and Cucumber Crostini with lemon-butter dressing. Inspired by an evening at 1884 restaurant in Mendoza, Argentina
Spicy Honey Roasted Almonds: Just a little bit sweet with a hint of spice. You won't be able to stop eating them.
My Taste of South America series continues with Squid Ink Spaghetti with Shrimp and White Truffle Oil.
Bananas, rum and vanilla make a simple apple tart even better.
Kicking off my Taste of South America series with Grilled Lamb Chops and Chimichurri Sauce.
Pasta alla Carbonara: the classic preparation that uses no cream.
Pan Bagnat: A Tuna Nicoise in sandwich form.
It's not too early to welcome Spring with this delightful Lemon Cornmeal Cake.
White Turkey Chili: One key ingredient makes this simple, healthy dish a big winner.
Carnitas Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa: a fiesta for your taste buds.
Tagliatelle in Rich Mushroom Sauce: Got mushrooms? Then you, too, can make this flavor-packed dish.
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookie: Bringing back two old favorites in my kitchen.
Bounce back from holiday indulgence without compromising flavor with this light, garlicky white bean dip.
Pasta with Fresh Herbs and Chopped Olives: simple, unfussy and satisfying.
Turn on the flavor of flavorless supermarket tomatoes by roasting them. They will light up a simple tomato soup.
Pastéis de Nata: There is a tasty reason for the popularity of these custard tarts in Portugal.
French-Style Spareribs: Glazed with an herb-infused oil and your oven does all the work. Perfect!
Banana Turnovers with Pastry Cream Filling: A banana cream pie in a pocket! So easy!
Heirloom Beans: A little love on the stove will yield wonderfully comforting results.
Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup
Chocolate Mascarpone-Stuffed Fresh Figs: A simple preparation gets all dressed up for a party with chocolate liqueur!
Lemon Bars: My search for the perfect recipe might have just ended with this one.
Marinated Tri Tip: My favorite spices went in this perfect-for-summer grilled dish. Tender and very flavorful!