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Kielbasa and Peppers

Kiełbasa is one of those items that I go in spurts of preparing, but when I do – I wonder why I don’t make it more often!  It’s a type of Central European sausage, which is also called Polish sausage.  It can be bought in most major grocery store chains and is either unsmoked (“fresh”) or […]

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Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini/Linguine Pasta

I recently made this dish because I was excited about playing with an under used tool in my kitchen; the Veggetti!  It wasn’t April 29th; nor did I know that that date is the official National Shrimp Scampi Day in the United States!  It got me thinking… who decides these things and where do these dishes originate? […]

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Orzo Tomato, Herb and Garbanzo Bean Salad

I keep Orzo pasta on hand in my pantry as a staple pasta.  It’s shaped like grains of barley or rice and I seem to use it most for summer salads.  I also have been trying to incorporate more Garbanzo beans, (also known as chickpeas and legumes) into our diet.  The nutty-flavored beans originated in […]

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Chicken and Red Grape Pasta Salad

We had picked up some crisp, wonderful red grapes recently and had quite a big bag.  The combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between-meal snack for Bill lately.  Every time I eat them it makes me think that they belong as a refreshing addition inside of a chicken, pasta salad. […]

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Italian Couscous Salad

Eating couscous provides you with essential nutrients to help maintain your overall health. This whole-grain food is high in protein and fiber and is commonly found in Middle Eastern cuisine. It is small pasta made of semolina, a form of wheat and can be eaten as a side dish, salad or dessert, and you can […]

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