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JPSavoringToday

For more than 25 years, I have had a love affair with cooking. I share my passion for connecting family and friends with healthy, delicious food at my blog Savoring Today.

I believe great food goes beyond flavor or nourishment—it fosters relationship. Preparing meals is one of the significant ways we promote health, meet practical needs, and demonstrate the value of those served at the same time.

Slowing the pace to allow dinnertime to be an experience of the senses, nourishing, and relational is a rewarding effort. I'd love it if you'd join me.

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Buttermilk-Cilantro Skirt Steak Tacos

Buttermilk-Cilantro Skirt Steak Tacos

This recipe boasts deep flavor without the usual spicy-heat that is customary with tacos. The garlic and green onion are reminiscent of buttermilk ranch dressing, yet hints of fresh cilantro and...

Shrimp Lo Mein [with gluten-free options]

Shrimp Lo Mein [with gluten-free options]

Plump shrimp and crisp-tender vegetables intertwine with noodles and a savory sauce for an easy weeknight one-pot meal. [click on photo or photo caption for the full recipe]

Roasted Beets with Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic & Feta

Roasted Beets with Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic & Feta

The sweet tang of blackberry and bright ginger is a splendid pairing with the roasted beets and a sprinkle of salty feta perks everything up.

Easy Korean Barbecue Skirt Steak

Easy Korean Barbecue Skirt Steak

Sweet chile spice with sesame, ginger, and garlic infuse the steak with deep Asian flavors in every bite-adding stir-fry vegetables make every wrap a complete meal. [click on the photo title caption...

Corn & Green Chile Chowder

Corn & Green Chile Chowder

Corn & Green Chile Chowder is the perfect taste of summer ladled in a bowl with grilled corn, roasted chilies, cauliflower, and smoky bacon. Cauliflower? Yes. Cauliflower is an ideal substitute for...

Italian-Style Stuffed Zucchini

Italian-Style Stuffed Zucchini

Italian-Style Stuffed Zucchini almost tastes like pizza, my husband said, most certainly his favorite way to eat squash. The zucchini is overflowing with savory vegetables and classic Italian flavors...

Triple Ginger & Coconut Scones [Gluten-Free]

Triple Ginger & Coconut Scones [Gluten-Free]

Chewy bits of crystallized ginger are the main attraction here, after all it is triple ginger we're talking about. A hint of cardamom is there too, mysterious and earthy, and a sprinkling of coconut...

Roasted Asparagus with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese

Roasted Asparagus with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese

In the wide world of side dishes, roasted asparagus is my go-to side because its distinct flavor needs little more than extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Though traditionally served with...

Veal Parmesan: Comfort Food for Black Forest Fire Victims

Veal Parmesan: Comfort Food for Black Forest Fire Victims

Veal Parmesan is a classic Italian dish and high on our list of comfort foods. Tender veal in a panko crust smothered with provolone and fresh marinara is supremely satisfying. This recipe is offered...

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells [Gluten-Free]

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells [Gluten-Free]

Three classic Italian cheeses stuffed inside large shell brown rice pasta with spinach and dressed in meaty Bolognese needs little more than a nice red wine to make dinnertime the best part of the...

Date-Fudge Truffles with Sea Salt

Date-Fudge Truffles with Sea Salt

Unlike the Double Chocolate Truffles we made at Christmas, which were melt-away creamy in the center, Date-Chocolate Truffles are more dense with a deep chocolate-fudge flavor, much like a brownie...

Basil, Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza on Cauliflower-Mozzarella Crust [Gluten Free]

Basil, Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza on Cauliflower-Mozzarella Crust [Gluten Free]

The title is a bit long-winded; hopefully you didn't miss the part about the cauliflower crust. Cauliflower, you say? Oh yes, and it is a perfect crust for gluten-free and grain-free folks, so if you...

Egg & Sausage Casserole: Breakfast or Brunch for a Crowd

Egg & Sausage Casserole: Breakfast or Brunch for a Crowd

Commonly referred to as a frittata (a crustless quiche), I chose to serve it in a deeper casserole dish rather than a pie shape, but the idea is very similar. You can customize the add-ins to your...

Pad Thai with Shrimp

Pad Thai with Shrimp

Shrimp, chopped peanuts, and fresh cilantro twirled into a bed of rice noodles with a savory sauce is just the kind of dish to infuse a little adventure into your weeknight menu. The finishing...

Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust [GF]

Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust [GF]

Luscious cream cheese filling spread over an almond crust, topped with fresh fruit and a tangy citrus glaze. Sweetened only with enough honey to accentuate the fresh fruit, this tart isn't so sweet...

Helens Chicken Soup

Helen's Chicken Soup

When you need a little TLC for your body and your taste buds, a bit of sweet corn, smoky bacon, and tender chicken in creamy homemade broth is both soothing and satisfying. This simple, comforting...

Orange Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Orange Balsamic Glazed Ribs

The marinade and glaze have a similar profile incorporating oranges, balsamic, garlic, and a hint of spice, giving the pork ribs a consistent depth of flavor. Adding a touch of crushed red pepper...

Curry-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Curry-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

The bite of radish and earthy kale bring freshness as a garnish, while the crisp prosciutto adds an extra touch of salt to enhance every flavor you have layered in the soup. Warming notes of cinnamon...

Tri-Tip Steak Chili

Tri-Tip Steak Chili

Some like their chili hot and spicy, lots of beans, chunky tomatoes, or hearty and meaty-there are endless preferences. This recipe is one of the hearty and meaty varieties with an abundance of cubed...

Pecan Maple Balsamic Bacon

Pecan Maple Balsamic Bacon

Like a traditional white wedding dress, adding maple to bacon is not culinary genius, but it works. It always works. Here, we go a step further finishing the smoky-sweet-nutty treat with a splash of...

Double Chocolate Truffles

Double Chocolate Truffles

These Double Chocolate Truffles satisfy the chocolate lovers in our house (which is everyone)-adding coconut oil and dark chocolate (containing 70% cocoa) brings health benefits to our candy platter...

Turkey-Vegetable Tetrazzini [GF]

Turkey-Vegetable Tetrazzini [GF]

Turkey Tetrazzini is a dish ordinarily heavy on pasta, which helps bulk-up the dish and stretch leftover turkey even further. However, we try to limit the amount of grains we eat in lieu of more...

Beef Curry: Massaman Style

Beef Curry: Massaman Style

I call this massaman style because it closely resembles massaman, but includes adjustments for convenience, using the spices you probably have on hand. In this spice mix, the clove and cinnamon are a...

Basic Chicken Curry: Unlocking the Mystery

Basic Chicken Curry: Unlocking the Mystery

Step away from inconsistent bottled curry spices to discover the the right spice blend from spices already in your cupboard. Knowing which of these you prefer-more cayenne and turmeric for spice or...

Orange Ginger Tea Cake: [Gluten & Grain Free]

Orange Ginger Tea Cake: [Gluten & Grain Free]

I call this a tea cake because the crumb is more like a muffin or snack cake than a dessert cake. Bits of crystallized ginger are the highlight in almost every bite against a backdrop of fragrant...

Apple Walnut Bread [Sprouted Wheat]

Apple Walnut Bread [Sprouted Wheat]

Tart-sweet apples and walnuts are a classic combo against a backdrop of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg-the extra apple slices and streusel topping add a wonderfully crisp and chewy texture. For an extra...

Pumpkin Pie Spice Sprouted Wheat Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Spice Sprouted Wheat Muffins

Oh yes, we are joining the pumpkin party we call October and the pumpkin pie spice reminds us Thanksgiving is just around the corner. More than a day marked on a calendar, each season needs a proper...

Quinoa Confetti Pilaf

Quinoa Confetti Pilaf

In this recipe I used both red and golden quinoa to add a confetti effect to the dish, but you can use just one type if you like. Start by preparing the quinoa combo to fluffy perfection and then...

Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Vegetable Stuffing

Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Vegetable Stuffing

Meaty tasting portabellas stuffed with sautéed zucchini, red pepper, onion, celery, garlic, and savory blue cheese pair nicely with grilled or roasted meats of any kind. ~ Click on the photo caption...

Savory Sweet Potatoes

Savory Sweet Potatoes

Savory Sweet Potatoes is a favorite side dish at the holidays and year round. Once herb-seasoned sweet potatoes are crisp in the oven they are topped with blue cheese and crumbled bacon for a...

Pesto, Chicken, Caramelized Onion & Fennel Pizza [GF]

Pesto, Chicken, Caramelized Onion & Fennel Pizza [GF]

The fifth and final pizza in our Five Pies in Five Days series features caramelized sweet onions and fennel resting like a golden crown atop grilled chicken and fresh mozzarella. If a recipe were a...

Lil Italy Burger

Lil' Italy Burger

It's all there, distinct flavors of Italy-prosciutto, fontina cheese, porcini mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and fresh basil-in each and every bite. We surrounded ours with toasted Caramelized Onion...

BBQ Chicken Pizza on Sprouted Wheat Crust

BBQ Chicken Pizza on Sprouted Wheat Crust

A mild tomato-barbeque sauce, tender chicken, smoky bacon, creamy Jack cheese, a hint of red onion, and fresh cilantro is a blend of hearty, satisfying flavors your family will ask for again and...

Fig, Chevre & Arugula Pizza

Fig, Chevre & Arugula Pizza

For this pizza, sweet fig spread is topped with tangy goat cheese and fresh herbs, then crowned with arugula and grape tomatoes. A drizzle of aged balsamic harmonizes flavors in a perfect finish ...

Grilled Thai Chili Sesame Shrimp

Grilled Thai Chili Sesame Shrimp

A sweetly tangy Thai chili sauce with just enough spice to grab some attention clings to tender, smoky grilled shrimp for a meal that comes together in under 30 minutes from scratch. Making your...

Orange Cranberry Scones [Gluten-Free]

Orange Cranberry Scones [Gluten-Free]

These Cranberry Orange Scones are gluten-free, but you wouldn’t know or care because they taste like regular scones. I like to bring the orange flavor forward by adding plenty of orange zest...

Black Bean Confetti Salsa

Black Bean Confetti Salsa

Black Bean Confetti Salsa is heartier than the usual tomato salsa—plump beans, spicy chili, sweet corn, and creamy avocado make it hard to resist. Fresh corn on the cob is ideal, but frozen...

Chicken Cacciatore, Creole-Style

Chicken Cacciatore, Creole-Style

Chicken Cacciatore is a light tomato sauce with hearty mushrooms and accents of fresh basil. The Creole seasoning infuses a pleasant heat and depth in the sauce, wrapping each strand of pasta in...

Creamy Garlic-Dijon Chicken

Creamy Garlic-Dijon Chicken

Tender chicken finished with a toasted garlic infused, tangy cream sauce is a simple, weeknight meal that will keep everyone happy at the table.

Roasted Green Chili Burger with Grilled Sweet Onions

Roasted Green Chili Burger with Grilled Sweet Onions

Smoky chilies and cheese mixed right in the burger, topped with salsa mayonnaise and grilled sweet onions for a flavor explosion in every single bite.

Lemon-Lovers Ice Cream

Lemon-Lovers Ice Cream

Tangy, creamy, lemony dessert perfect for the most demanding lemon lover.

Parmesan Sprouted Wheat Bagels

Parmesan Sprouted Wheat Bagels

Oh, the intoxicating aroma that spreads through the house as the Parmesan melts over the bagels in the oven! All I could do was sit in front of my oven door watching the dough capture every morsel...

Caramelized Onion Sprouted Wheat Buns

Caramelized Onion Sprouted Wheat Buns

Caramelized onions bring a sweet-savory flavor to these buns that will complement any sandwich. Made with sprouted wheat flour, they are healthy and delicious.

Salmon Dill Chowder

Salmon Dill Chowder

Salmon Dill Chowder is ideal for this seasonal bridge between winter and summer we call spring. Creamy broth, luscious wild salmon, and hearty potatoes deliver on comfort without the usual...

Reuben Sandwiches with Russian Dressing

Reuben Sandwiches with Russian Dressing

Layers of freshly sliced corned beef brisket warmed with Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and a blanket of Emmentaler Swiss cheese on a sprouted rye bun.

Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns

Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns

More than a blank slate to throw a burger on, these buns have a rich flavor, soft texture, and present beautifully with black and tan sesame seeds. So good, you might be tempted to reach for the...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Appetizer

Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Appetizer

Caprese salad is all about impeccably fresh ingredients, there is no room for compromise when the ingredients are few.

Thai Chili Sesame Chicken Wings

Thai Chili Sesame Chicken Wings

Thai Chili Sesame Chicken Wings are flat-out hard to stop eating when sweet and spicy sauce clings to every crispy bite. These chili and garlic studded wings require no special coating or fussy...

Chicken Pozole Chili

Chicken Pozole Chili

Chicken and hominy in layers of chili flavors with loads of fresh toppings create a hearty, satisfying stew. The garnishes send this dish right over the top, so pile ‘em on in whatever...

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus: 30-Minute Valentine Dinner

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus: 30-Minute Valentine Dinner

Tenderloin steak is seared in butter then finished with scallops in subtle accents of lemon zest, white wine, garlic, and fresh basil creating surf-n-turf heaven.

Crab Cakes with Mango-Lime Sauce: Easy Valentine Recipe

Crab Cakes with Mango-Lime Sauce: Easy Valentine Recipe

Crab Cakes with Mango-Lime Sauce is a simple, elegant choice for a Valentine dinner as a starter or entrée.  Its crisp exterior and sweet crab with savory spices marries well with the...

Jalapeno & Gouda Crab Dip

Jalapeno & Gouda Crab Dip

With tender, sweet crab, creamy Gouda, and heady peppers, this appetizer dip will complement any Super Bowl feast. Serve it as a dip with vegetables and pita chips or use it as a topping for your...

Caramelized Onion Dip: Super Bowl Appetizer & More

Caramelized Onion Dip: Super Bowl Appetizer & More

This Caramelized Onion Dip is a happy dance just waiting to happen. The aroma of sweet onions as they glistened in the skillet, color and flavor deepening, proved worthy of the patience and ...

Parmesan & Herb Zucchini Sticks

Parmesan & Herb Zucchini Sticks

Crispy coating, fragrant herbs, tender zucchini, and rich marinara create a fabulous vegetable delivery system. Baked to crunchy perfection, Parmesan & Herb Zucchini Sticks are a healthy ...

Buffalo Chicken Dip: Super Bowl Party Food

Buffalo Chicken Dip: Super Bowl Party Food

This recipe is for anyone who would rather keep their hot wing sauce on the chicken and off their fingers (or the remote). Buffalo Chicken Dip has all the flavors we adore about Buffalo wings...

Sprouted Wheat French Bread

Sprouted Wheat French Bread

Fresh baked bread warms the house and draws everyone to the kitchen with hope it is ready for tasting—just be sure there is extra-virgin olive oil nearby for dipping. This yields a wonderful...

Chicken Teriyaki & Stir-Fry Vegetables

Chicken Teriyaki & Stir-Fry Vegetables

This is an easy make-ahead and freeze meal without sacrificing quality for a quick weeknight dinner. The beauty of making any kind of sauce at home is it can be adjusted to suit your own...

Grandmas Molasses Cookies

Grandma's Molasses Cookies

Great Grandma's molasses cookie recipe passed down four generations, gets a modern update with a white chocolate finish. This recipe yields 9 dozen cookies, so there is plenty for giftgiving...

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup

Cauliflower creates a creamy texture all on its own once pureed, so a small amount of cream is all it took to hit the mark for texture.  Roasted garlic brings a smooth, deep flavor to quick...

Minestrone Soup with Blue Cheese-Parmesan Meatballs

Minestrone Soup with Blue Cheese-Parmesan Meatballs

This recipe turned to gold right before my eyes with beefy broth, loads of savory vegetables, and tender meatballs. The blue cheese is subtle, blending with the Parmesan beautifully, packing deep...

Cajun Shrimp Stew

Cajun Shrimp Stew

Rich Shrimp Stock provides a fortified base for this stew, layering flavors of savory vegetables and seafood.  Unlike some comfort food, this dish is warming, but not heavy. This recipe also...

Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Fried Onion Topping [GF]: Remaking an Old Standby

Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Fried Onion Topping [GF]: Remaking an Old Standby

You won't find canned soup in this Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Fried Onion Topping, also gluten-free, everything is made from scratch. It's a warm, savory, crispy, creamy, and satisfying...

Pad Thai with Beef

Pad Thai with Beef

Pad Thai is a quick weekday meal everyone enjoys. This savory recipe is easy to customize with chicken or shrimp and is mild in heat, but you can pass the Sriracha sauce to spice it up.

Banana Nut Bread Supreme [Whole Wheat]

Banana Nut Bread Supreme [Whole Wheat]

Yes, six bananas go into this recipe yielding terrific banana flavor in this quick bread. Tender whole wheat crumb, ripe bananas, and crunchy walnuts combine for a coffee break treat.

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe

With the absence of meat, it is only appropriate to serve this with Bacon Irish Soda Bread, which proves a worthy companion.  I highly recommend cannellini beans—a larger, plump white...

Cheesecake Strawberries with Chocolate Accents

Cheesecake Strawberries with Chocolate Accents

Juicy, ripe strawberries dressed in flavors of cheesecake, graham cracker, and chocolate create a beautiful presentation and a memorable dessert for a shower or any gathering.  What a great...

Wok-Seared Duck Salad

Wok-Seared Duck Salad

Emeril’s inspiration for this salad marries citrus, ginger, fresh herbs and Thai chiles—and as you might have guessed the seared duck breast tops it off superbly. While it is lighter...

Snickerdoodle Cookies [Whole Wheat]

Snickerdoodle Cookies [Whole Wheat]

Snickerdoodles are a splendid, uncomplicated cookie.  Cinnamon and sugar create a delicate crispness, while the butter keeps them soft and chewy just below the surface. Picky palates are no...

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting [Gluten-Free]

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting [Gluten-Free]

You will love these tender, citrus infused cakes with flecks of poppy seeds, topped with velvety cream cheese frosting. They are perfect for showers, parties, or as a treat with afternoon tea.

Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Lime Cheesecake

Baked in advance, the crust includes brown sugar for a caramel flavor far superior to no-bake crusts.  This silky, citrus-kissed dessert is everything you imagine a Key Lime Cheesecake should...

Grill-lympics Grilled Peach-Vanilla Bean Crisp

"Grill-lympics" Grilled Peach-Vanilla Bean Crisp

Grilling subtly caramelize natural sugars, while the peach-vanilla bean sauce brings it all together under an oat-nut crisp topping.  Serve it warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice...

Grill-lympics: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches--Smoked Flavor From the Grill

Grill-lympics: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches--Smoked Flavor From the Grill

Grilling chicken on cedar planks turns out a succulent smoky chicken, perfect for BBQ sandwiches.  Chicken thighs render a good amount of tender meat, easy to pull and pair with a tangy homemade...

Grill-lympics Grilled Lamb Loin Chops w/ Bearnaise  Sauce

"Grill-lympics" Grilled Lamb Loin Chops w/ Bearnaise Sauce

Tender lamb chops cooked over a fire turns a Saturday evening into a special occasion every time.  Bits of rosemary and garlic cling to the loin chops, roasting along with the meat creating a...

Grill-lympics Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

"Grill-lympics" Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Pancetta and Gruyere cheese mixed with ground beef from a local butcher deliver a burger worthy of peak grilling season.  Lean pancetta infuses savory, juicy flavor without overpowering the...

Fish Tacos: Thank You, Baja!

Fish Tacos: Thank You, Baja!

We lived in California years ago, but my first introduction to fish tacos was at Rubio’s in Denver of all places.  I was hooked right away, the textures and flavors are addictive with...

Missouri-Style Ribs & July 4th Menu

Missouri-Style Ribs & July 4th Menu

“Show-Me” barbecue sauce is the perfect sweet-smoky way to bring out the great flavor of tender slow-roasted ribs.

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies

What’s better than just plain chocolate?  Chocolate delivered three ways in one cookie.  A soft chocolate cookie wrapped around white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate chips is...

Kung Pao Chicken -- Gluten Free Options

Kung Pao Chicken -- Gluten Free Options

We forgo dried red chilies or chili paste, instead use chipotle chilies en adobo to bring the heat and add complexity of flavor.  Chipotle chilies in adobo is a common ingredient in Mexican...

Ghirardelli Grand Fudge Cake with Coconut-Pecan & Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ghirardelli Grand Fudge Cake with Coconut-Pecan & Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

In order to honor birthday wishes and still include everyone in a celebratory cake, this “halvsies” cake has become a standard that suits everyone. Ghirardelli Grand Fudge Cake is...

Dill Sauce for Seafood

Dill Sauce for Seafood

Blackened, grilled, or broiled, this Dill Sauce for seafood will complement any preparation method.  Fish takes only a few minutes to cook, so if you are looking for quick summer meals, fish...

Alfredo Penne with Cedar Plank Grilled Chicken

Alfredo Penne with Cedar Plank Grilled Chicken

I like this recipe for its accents of garlic, lemon, and mix of Parmesan and Romano cheeses.  Remarkably easy to prepare at home, this simple sauce creates the perfect canvas for all sorts of...

Cream of Asparagus Soup: Springtime Souptime

Cream of Asparagus Soup: Springtime Souptime

Bright accents of lemon and thyme create a lovely springtime soup, rain or shine.  Serve with salad for lunch or as a first course with dinner with focaccia croutons or crusty bread.

Tacos with Picadillo

Tacos with Picadillo

This recipe from The World’s Finest Food is a fair representation of the dish served as a main course, or as a filling for tacos, empanadas, large chilies, or bell peppers.

Spaghetti Bolognese: Ragu Magnifico!

Spaghetti Bolognese: Ragu Magnifico!

Over the years, this rich, meaty sauce has won a special place in the hearts of family and friends—it feels like I am giving away a secret family recipe, but what is food if you cannot share...

Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Wherever two or more opinions are gathered there is rarely 100% agreement over what to have for dinner, except when Tri-Tip is on the menu. We discovered tri-tip when we lived in California years...

Asparagus: Coveted Spears of Spring

Asparagus: Coveted Spears of Spring

Roasting brings out the natural nuttiness of the asparagus. Garnished with tart cheese, sweet mandarins, and crunchy almonds, this dish is as beautiful as it is delicious.

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Orange-Dijon Dressing

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Orange-Dijon Dressing

Spinach-Strawberry Salad is a delicious way to say hello to spring—going green (and red) never tasted so good. The sweet strawberries balance the slightly bitter spinach while the flax seed...

Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Mushroom Quinoa

Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Mushroom Quinoa

Al dente vegetables accented with basil and toasted garlic over a bed of earthy quinoa. This side dish could easily steal the show at dinner.

Goat Cheese with Honey, Aged Balsamic & Pear

Goat Cheese with Honey, Aged Balsamic & Pear

Simple, clean, yet full and harmonious, this combination can be served with crackers or crusty bread as an appetizer, side dish, or dessert. 

Red Beans & Rice: Triple Easy

Red Beans & Rice: Triple Easy

This simple dinner is not only easy on the budget, it is easy to prepare, and easy to love.  Made with homemade stock and a little spice to warm the soul, this triple-easy meal is full of flavor...

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese

Savory herbs blended into tangy goat cheese, stuffed inside sweet dates, and wrapped with bacon for a uniquely sweet, savory, smoky appetizer.  Applewood-smoked bacon from our local, natural...

Osso Buco Style Beef Short Ribs

Osso Buco Style Beef Short Ribs

Do you ever make a new recipe and feel like you just discovered gold? This is one of those recipes. Succulent beef and tender vegetables that just melt in your mouth-low and slow deliver braised beef...

Soup Week: Savory Butternut Squash Soup

Soup Week: Savory Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup recipe incorporates subtle tones of ginger, fennel, and smoky bacon (I used turkey bacon), which complements the subtle sweetness of the squash yet finishes savory and...

Cornbread [Whole Grain]

Cornbread [Whole Grain]

I look for cornbread to complement a meal, not try to stand on its own, so I prefer it plain, yet moist, ready to receive a slather of butter—add a drizzle of honey and dessert is taken care...

Soup Week: Seafood Chowder

Soup Week: Seafood Chowder

A silky cream base cradles the seafood and vegetables in a subtle herb blanket, satisfying chowder cravings to the last bread-soaked drop.

Soup Week: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup Week: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorites; I liken it to having a burrito in a bowl. Every steaming bowl can be customized with toppings like your favorite salad bar, sure to please everyone at...

Soup Week: Smoked Turkey & Cannellini Bean Soup

Soup Week: Smoked Turkey & Cannellini Bean Soup

Smoky bean soup and sweet corn bread go together like movies and popcorn-cannot imagine one without the other. Bean soup is one of our favorite post-holiday meals because if its simplicity and...

Thai Cocktail Sauce for Seafood

Thai Cocktail Sauce for Seafood

This Thai Cocktail Sauce is tangy, sweet, with subtle spice culminating in a complex finish. The tell of any great sauce is when other non-dipping items find their way into it or you begin to...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp and Goat Cheese

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp and Goat Cheese

Crispy prosciutto, herb-infused goat cheese, and shrimp all rolled together into an exquisite appetizer for our sweetheart dinner.  We enjoyed it so much we think it would be great served with...

Going Wild with Blackened Salmon

Going Wild with Blackened Salmon

Delicious and incredibly easy to prepare, this salmon recipe suits the cook and the connoisseur with simple ingredients that deliver a sumptuous meal.

Fruit & Nut Granola Bites (Gluten-Free)

Fruit & Nut Granola Bites (Gluten-Free)

Soft, chewy and satisfying, these granola bites are great for on-the-go snacks, broken-up over yogurt, or added to morning oatmeal.  Oh, so naturally good!

Ultimate Meatball Sandwich

Ultimate Meatball Sandwich

Tender meatballs dressed in savory tomato sauce, smothered in provolone cheese, and tucked into a toasted whole wheat garlic-cheese roll—oh, so good!

Wow Your Super Bowl Crowd with a Platter of Nachos

Wow Your Super Bowl Crowd with a Platter of Nachos

Smoky black beans, seasoned chicken, and Monterey Jack cheese create the perfect foundation for a finishing touch of guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for softer whole wheat chocolate chip cookies?  We don’t eat dessert much anymore, so when we do it has to be worth it.  Chewy centers, slightly crisp exterior, and intense...

Scampi-Style Filet Mignon: Casual Friday or Romantic Dinner

Scampi-Style Filet Mignon: Casual Friday or Romantic Dinner

If you are wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day, treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner for two at your own chef’s table.  Set out the linens, light the candles, and serve...

Easy & Elegant Shrimp Scampi

Easy & Elegant Shrimp Scampi

This simple yet elegant dish makes any occasion special.  Serve with crusty bread to capture every garlic-lemon-butter bite. Recently served this as an accent over a grilled filet -- amazing!

Recent Comments

Re: Osso Buco Style Beef Short Ribs

Chef Laura,
Thank you for taking the time to leave this comment--it really made my morning! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated, something we all need from time to time. :)

I am so pleased your guests enjoyed the recipe and that it could be part of a successful evening. You are gracious to recommend Savoring Today, there is no higher compliment.

All the best,

Judy

Re: Caramelized Onion Dip: Super Bowl Appetizer & More

Yes, it really does work and it a healthier way to enjoy onion dip. Leftovers can be used for sandwich spread too. Hope you enjoy it.

Re: Chicken Broccoli Casserole with Fried Onion Topping [GF]: Remaking an Old Standby

This particular recipe if from my blog, Savoring Today, not from Fine Cooking. If you are interested in this recipe you can access it by clicking on the underlined title just under the photo. Thanks for commenting.

Re: Win Grace Young's Must-Have Cooking Tools

I would love to have a bamboo cork cutting board! Always up for new tools in the kitchen. :)

Re: Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Vegetable Stuffing

Kim, you are welcome, hope you enjoy it!

Re: Alfredo Penne with Cedar Plank Grilled Chicken

VABAKER, thank you so much for taking time to let me know you liked the alfredo sauce -- it is so helpful to hear from folks who try the recipes to better edit and refine them. I am so glad you liked it!

Re: Roasted Vegetable Tart with Pepper Relish

This looks delicious, I love the idea of the pepper relish to go with it.

Re: Alfredo Penne with Cedar Plank Grilled Chicken

I appreciate you asking! This is an older post I hadn't yet updated with the print feature, but it is done now. You can visit the link and easily print the recipe. Let me know how you like it! :)

Re: Going Wild with Blackened Salmon

Lynnerm, so sorry it took so long to respond to your question, I just saw this comment. You can click on the link under the photo labeled Blackened Salmon or click on the link Going Wild with Blackened Salmon by Recipe Used. Thanks so much!

Re: Lemon Shortbread with Pistachios, White Chocolate, and Cranberries

These flavors sound wonderful together with a lively texture, they would look great on a festive holiday platter too.

Re: Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Congratulations, these look wonderful!

Re: Soup Week: Savory Butternut Squash Soup

I'm so glad they not only like it, but you've inspired them! Thanks for commenting and letting me know :)

Re: 2011 Holiday Cookie Contest Preview

Holiday cookies are part of our family traditions, this will be a fun (sweet) contest! :)

Re: Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting [Gluten-Free]

Thanks so much for visiting Savoring Today, I'd love to hear how you liked the cupcakes.

Re: Grill-lympics: Announcing the Grand Prize Winner

Thanks! Loved your FoodWonk recipes, subscribed to your blog too. :)

Re: Grill-lympics: Announcing the Grand Prize Winner

Thank you so much--It was a fun challenge to be a part of!

Re: Cocoa Chile Game Hen

Reading about his line of grills gave me grill envy! Way to go with this recipe. Sounds delish!

Re: Golden Raisin & Smoked Almond Quinoa Stuffed Peppers on the Grill

A tasty twist on stuffed peppers, I like it.

Re: Grilling Seafood Pasta at the Beach

Everything tastes better outside, even better at the beach! Love the flavor combination and the technique--way to go!

Re: Grill-lympics: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches--Smoked Flavor From the Grill

FoodWonk, thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed this recipe, I love sharing good food!

Re: Grill-lympics: Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Herbs

Lovely! Great technique!

Re: Grill-lympics: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches--Smoked Flavor From the Grill

FoodWonk, would love to hear how it turns out for you. Chicken thighs are great on the grill--even better over cedar!

Re: Grill-lympics: Chicken Satay Marinated in Red Curry Sauce

Beautiful presentation! Makes me want to dive-in, looks great.

Re: Grill-lympics: Sheesh Tawook with Toom (Lebanese Garlic Aioli)

This sounds good, interested to try it. It's hard to go wrong with chicken thighs on the grill. :)

Re: GRILL-LYMPICS: Sirloin Flap with an Eclectic Rub and Garlic/Canola Emulsion

Sounds good, will have to try this sometime. Your sirloin flap is called Tri-tip around here, it is our family's favorite. Thanks for the recipe :)

Re: Grill-lympics: Grilled Baby Back Ribs

I agree with you about the beer, it's a must. These look great!

Re: Lightning-Fast Grill Lighter

Sweet! Looking forward to it! Looks like grilling just got easier ;)

Re: Fine Cooking's Summer 2011 Grill-lympics

Love grilling! Trying to teach my girlfriends to grill--it's not just a man's game anymore. Here's to cooking with fire!

Re: Crab Cakes with a Spicy Mustard Sauce

These look wonderful, will have to try them.

Re: Pressure Steamed Soft, Medium, and Hard "Boiled" Eggs

This egg looks perfectly cooked. Great photo.

Re: Spaghetti Bolognese: Ragu Magnifico!

Thank you, Erin, for taking the time to comment, really appreciate that. So glad you enjoyed it as much as we do!

Re: Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs, with olives, lemon and fennel

I love fennel, this looks delicious.

Re: Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Orange-Dijon Dressing

Blue cheese or feta is an excellent addition, didn't have any on-hand when I posted the photo :/ but I often add one or the other :). Glad you liked the dressing, it is a favorite for us.

Re: Going Wild with Blackened Salmon

Sorry about that, I just fixed the link to the recipe! :)

Re: Super Bowl Food to Keep the Peace with Packers AND Steelers Fans

We are planning a Tapas-Style Super Bowl:
Bacon wrapped jalapeno stuff chicken bites
Roasted Red pepper Hummus with Rosemary flat bread
Goat cheese & fig spread
Hearty cocktail meatballs in smoky-sweet BBQ sauce
Lettuce wraps
Stuffed mushrooms
Veggies with Dill dip
Fruit with cream cheese dip

Makes it hard to stop noshing all afternoon!

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