Category Archives: Living in Elegant Simplicity

Fried Onion Dip

This made-from-scratch Fried Onion Dip recipe will probably turn you away from those little tubs in the store, or from that little packet you mix up with sour cream. Try it and see for yourself! 

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Mango Colada

If you like Pina Coladas (and getting caught in the rain…sorry for the ear worm), you’ll love this recipe for Mango Coladas! It makes a pitcher full! So grab a hammock, sit back and relax! It’s hot and this drink … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød – Fish Friday Foodies

This Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød recipe is my contribution to this month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme of Summer Fish and Seafood Sandwiches. Whole rye bread slathered with a cream cheese/sour cream/dill/horseradish spread, piled high with cold smoked salmon, red salmon caviar, dill, … Continue reading

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Chicken Salad with Basil, Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke

Chicken salad is a staple for Summer; perfect for picnics, lunch, brunch and even light supper. Check out this new Chicken Salad recipe, which is not only easy (five ingredients), it’s delicious too!  

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Tomato Galette with Buttermilk Flaky Pastry and Dill

This Tomato Galette recipe uses colorful cherry tomatoes (red, yellow, orange, green), dill Havarti cheese, a simple (fifteen minute) homemade tomato jam all atop a buttermilk flaky pastry. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or even a party appetizer, this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms

This simple, flavorful recipe for Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms makes a gorgeous party tray, excellent snacks (hot or cold) or a great side dish for grilled meats. Get ready to please the mushroom lover in your life. 

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Soup Swappers

Light and refreshing, this Cantaloupe Gazpacho recipe is just the ticket for the tail end of Spring and Summer when the weather begins to heat up. Fruit soups are this month’s theme for Soup Saturday Swappers.  

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Scallop Crudo – Fish Friday Foodies

This month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme is “Let’s Go Raw”.  Since Crudo is Italian for “raw”, what could be better? This super-simple Scallop Crudo recipe can be used with any raw fish; it includes zest of orange and lemon, Serrano … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Shallot Deviled Eggs

Quick Pickled Shallots and Dijon mustard elevate this Deviled Egg recipe to a whole new level of deviled egg-dom. Really simple, the shallots are quick pickled in champagne vinegar; a process that takes just minutes. Mothers’ Day is around the … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting

This recipe for Lemon Cake with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting is the quintessential Spring cake. Lemon cake, moist with buttermilk and flavored with both juice and zest of lemons, frosting studded with fresh strawberries, it’s perfect for Spring celebrations; Easter, … Continue reading

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