Pineapple-Glazed Chicken with Jalapeno Salsa

A very lively dish, the jalapeno salsa is colorful and festive, maybe plan ahead for Cinco de Mayo...?


1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 TBSP (packed)brown sugar
1 TBSP yellow mustard
3/4 cup 1/4 inch cubes fresh pineapple
3 TBSP finely diced red bell pepper


Linguini with Red Clam Sauce

This is a personal favorite, it is easy to make and the fresh herbs really enhance the clam flavors.


3 Cloves fresh minced garlic
1 Tbl olive oil
1 16oz. can diced tomatoes in juice
1 24oz. Can tomato sauce
1 Cup clam juice
1 Tbl Cracked red pepper seeds


Fantastic French Toast Recipe for Brunch

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This French toast recipe is easy to make, light and fluffy and you can make ahead of time.


6 slices of thick Italian bread, brioche, or baguette (if using baguette, 12 slices)
4 eggs
¼ cup of heavy cream
2 tablespoons vanilla
1-cup sugar,

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Grilled Zucchini Pepper Salad

Now that the weather is shaping up for us, we can get grilling. This is a tasty and healthy side dish to go with those steaks!


1 1/2 pounds zucchini cut lengthwise into 1/4 in thick slices
2 red bell peppers quartered
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil divided
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar

zucc pepp salad

Roast Chicken with Artichokes and Gremolata Butter

This is an elegant roast chicken and so simple to make, everyone just raves about it!


5 TBSP butter, room temperature
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 TBSP grated lemon peel
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 5-pound chicken

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Spinach and Prosciutto Stuffed Lamb

This is one of my favorites; the prosciutto and spinach melt into velvet flavors enhancing your spring lamb.


4 individual pieces of 4 bone rack of lamb
4 slices of prosciutto
16oz fresh spinach sautéed in butter with garlic salt and pepper just until wilted

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