Tostadas – The Adult Taco!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Dinners, Recipes | 1 comment

Tostadas are the perfect meal…fast, fresh and delicious. They are like tacos, only better! I like to think of them as the “adult version of a taco”….and extremely versatile.

If you’re making this meal for a vegetarian, just omit the chicken, and use the vegetarian variety of refried beans. If you want to spice is up, you can either add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the bean mixture, or add jalapeno peppers to the beans. Or if your not a big fan of chicken, you can substitute the chicken for cooked shrimp or steak. All are so delicious.

This recipe starts by quickly baking the shells with a tasty bean mixture…this gives the tostadas a perfect crunch and the perfect temperature. PS – kids like them too!

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Who’s Fancy now?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Dinners | 0 comments

In my humble opinion, a meal made with seafood is fancy. This great tuna recipe is guaranteed to be a hit and will make any dinner memorable.

Seared Tuna

4 tuna steaks (about 6 ounces each), fresh, or if frozen, thawed completely.

1/4 cup of teriyaki Sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoon of canola oil, divided

1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 cup of sesame seeds

In a small bowl, stir together the teriyaki, honey, garlic powder and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Place the tuna in this teriyaki mixture, coating all sides of the steak. The longer the steaks marinades in the teriyaki mixture, the more flavor it will absorb. I usually let it marinade for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Grill Baby Grill…

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Dinners, Recipes | 0 comments

Here in Miami, grilling happens all year long.  We got it like that! Grilling is cooking technique that many men are comfortable with, so this recipe is a perfect addition to anyone’s grill recipe collection.  It’s delicious and very easy, and with only 2 ingredients…it’s a no-brainer!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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If this van’s a rockin’…

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Dinners, Recipes | 5 comments

..don’t come a knockin’!

(no, this isn’t a sure fire way on how to charm your date to get in on in a car…but who knows, may just lead there…)

“Chicken in the van” is what my nieces and nephews call this wonderful meal. When they were just toddlers, they had a rough time pronouncing the real name; Chicken Divan. Anyhow the name totally stuck. Now we are all HUGE fans of my sister’s Chicken in the Van!

This is a recipe that my sister Jan has been making for years…I assume it’s not an original recipe, since there are many versions of this meal around, but this one is wonderful and easy, and sure to please any palate!

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Ready, Set, Romance!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Dinners, Recipes | 5 comments

To many, Valentine’s day is believed to be one of those man made holidays created by the card and flower industries to make money, but not to me.

In my opinion, the meaning of this holiday is very basic; this is a day to do a little something extra to make the person in your life feel special.

If you still don’t have your ‘lover’s holiday’ plans all lined up, what are you waiting for…Get on it! Mood music, chocolate and a card are a good start…but if you want to go the extra mile on this special day, I have a wonderful recipe for you to try.

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