Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Don’t fall into the same old, same old rut with your side dishes. The Asian slant on these freshly steamed green beans add both depth and character to keep your entire meal full of lively flavor…. Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tip: Keeping Summer Sides Simple

You know the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” well none of us want to slave over a hot stove this time of year. Summer means a vast array of tasty fresh vegetables available, and most can be eaten… Keep Reading »

Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Crushed garlic adds another dimension of flavor to roasted, yummy caramelized broccoli. If you like a little heat, add in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes too.
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Stir-Fry Chicken & Beans

Tender, crispy, crunchy, fragrant, sweet and savory – this Asian chicken dish has it all going on to the delight of children and adults alike. Just add some white or brown Jasmine rice, and you’ve got one delicious dinner!… Keep Reading »

Braised Chicken Alla Jewels

Chicken is so tender and juicy when braised, and you have to love those one pot dinners. The layers of flavor make this relatively light dish feel like a full-bodied comfort dish. Who says you need to put a little extra meat on to stay warm… Keep Reading »

Roasted Green & Wax Beans

A quick and simple side dish for just about any entree, but pretty enough to serve to company.
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Dijon Green Bean & Olive Saute

These tangy green beans are equally delicious served hot in winter as they are cold in summer. If you have finicky eaters in your household you can store mustard sauce separately and serve it on the side.
 
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Chive New Potatoes & Green Beans

Tender new potatoes with crisp fresh green beans a hint of creamy butter for richness, and a burst of flavor from the chives enhances almost any spring or summer dish. I especially love this medley of vegetables with fish or chicken, and it presents beautifully… Keep Reading »

Green Bean & Corn Salad with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

This tangy cold salad is great to make at the beginning of the week in summer, so all you have to do is grill off some meat, fish, or chicken to have a delicious dinner without working up a sweat in the kitchen.
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Asian-Style Roasted Broccoli

Fresh minced ginger and crushed garlic adds another dimension of flavor to roasted, yummy caramelized broccoli with just a dash of soy sauce. If you like a little heat, add in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes too.
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Balsamic Marinated Mixed Vegetables

This has been a staple side dish in our household for over 25 years. I just make a huge batch up at the beginning of the week to snack on or serve with any grilled or Italian entrée.
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Casual Glamour

Julie Anne learning from her great model mentor, Marie Helvin
I spent labor day at a lovely, kicked- back barbecue in Malibu with seductive spicy sausages, and lively conversation. The home was impeccably decorated. All white, zebra rug, and divine art. It sat atop a hill… Keep Reading »