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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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Sweets for the sweet…

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Desserts, Recipes | 0 comments

To me, desserts are the perfect social study.  When you’re out with friends and it’s that time when the server asks if anyone wants to see the dessert menu, you get some very definitive answers…


the NO folks…

“…Oh no, I just wouldn’t know where to put it.”

“…No thank you, just the check please.”


the YES folks…

“…Sure! Whatcha got?”

“…well maybe, but only if someone else will have some too”

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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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You’re a Greek God!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Appetizers & Salads, Recipes | 0 comments

Greek salads are very delicious and simple to make. I learned my version from my dear friend Stayce, (who happens to be Greek). She taught me that the secret in this wonderfully fresh salad was all in the ‘sweating’.

No, I’m not suggesting that you’ll be sweating when making this salad, what I am saying is that the magic to this salad is to let most of the ingredients blend together with some salt and a few other spices, which allows them to ‘sweat’. It’s a concept I use for a lot of my salads, and they never seems to disappoint!   After making this salad for your date, you will be in praised beyond belief.

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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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