Inspired by one of my favorite Italian pastries, cannoli, this dessert swaps low-fat cream cheese for the ricotta and fresh strawberries for the crisply fried shell to make a refreshing reduced-calorie dessert.
Indonesian-style Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce
This is a great weeknight recipe for the whole family. The heat in the flavorful sauce can be adjusted to your family's taste and because it is made with chicken thighs rather than breasts, the meat will stay moist and juicy until everyone gets to the table.
Eggplant Rollatini with Four Cheeses
This recipe improves on the traditional version by roasting the eggplant rather than frying it making it a lot easier to prepare and lower in fat. If you don't have the time to make homemade tomato sauce, you can substitute your favorite prepared brand.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Gingered Biscuit
Strawberries and Rhubarb make a delicious way to welcome spring. Pairing rhubarb with a sweeter
buddy like strawberries tempers its tartness.
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Souffléd Omelet
This is a cross between an omelet and a soufflé and doesn’t take much work as long as you have electric beaters. Any cheese or vegetable can be substituted.
Spring Soup with Bread Dumplings
This soup really is a celebration of spring. It is meant to be enjoyed when fava beans and asparagus are in season locally not just off a plane.
Sautéed Lemon Chicken with Fried Capers
This simple chicken sauté is a recipe that my son, Sam, makes for the family. You can use the easy technique for other meats but be sure to top it with a bold flavor.
Turkey Spinach Burgers
The addition of spinach and onion as well as the olive oil they are cooked in adds needed moisture as well as flavor to the low-fat ground turkey.
Aunt Alice's Blueberry Muffins
One bite of these muffins and I'm transported back in time to my childhood visits with Aunt Alice and Uncle Pat and my cousins at their summer place.
Spicy Green Ravioli
Wonton skins are one of my favorite “secret” ingredients. Found in most supermarkets, they freeze well, and can be used just like fresh pasta to make ravioli or lasagna as well as Asian dishes.
Duck Fat Popovers
I frequently cook duck and don’t like to waste all the delicious fat it releases in cooking. Using it to replace the usual butter in these popovers puts it to use as it adds amazing flavor.
Toasted Pasta Spanish-style with Shrimp and Chorizo
Spanish food is having a moment because, really, what’s not to like? Ham, chorizo, great seafood. This paella-like dish features noodles instead of rice.