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Category: 30 Minute Dinners

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

According to Christian David Reynoso, his version of Shrimp Toast started life as a Staff snack at Zuni Café in San Francisco. This great appetizer can also serve as a main dish which is how we served it. A lemony, garlic-y aioli is loaded with…

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

The richness of a perfectly cooked duck breast paired with a medley of vegetables brings the joy of French cooking to your table in no time. As an alumnus of “L’Atelier des Chefs” Cooking School in Paris, I am sent recipes once a week. I…

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Corn, Snap Pea and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta once a week is a staple at our house.   We love the endless possibilities pasta presents.  With over 50 distinct types—even more when you add in the different sizes– that number goes even higher.  Today’s recipe is a riff on one in this…

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops

Are you serving enough Lamb? These Chops from Costco ought to be on your shopping list. Lamb is a pretty pricey option when it comes to choices at the meat counter. That is good loin lamb chops.  Shoulder and Sirloin Chops are more economical but…

A Full English Breakfast

A Full English Breakfast

“To eat well in England, you should eat breakfast three times a day”– Somerset Maugham William Somerset Maugham was an enormously popular playwright, novelist, and short-story writer with a 65-year long career.   Born in the British Embassy in Paris, he spent much of his life…

Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

Maple-Lacquered Duck Breast and Duck-Fat Potatoes

The luxury of a great Duck Breast in a dish that takes minutes to make. There’s something about Duck that is both exotic and luxurious. I associate it with childhood visits to the great restaurants in Montreal, where I grew up.  So when I saw…