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Quick & Easy Caesar Dressing

I love a good Caesar salad and don't always have anchovy paste lying around. This recipe comes courtesy of my daughter. If I were you, I'd make double this is so tasty its gonna go fast!

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Asian Style Rice Salad with Chicken

Vinaigrette 1 1/2 cups Oil - we used avocado oil, but you could use canola, or olive as well ¼ cup Rice wine vinegar ¼ cup Distilled vinegar 2 Tbsp Soy sauce ⅓ cup Just Jan’s Tangerine Marmalade ¼ cup chopped Red Onion 1 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro Pinch of Salt The finished dressing should be a nice vinaigrette, with a sweet and tangy flavor. Adjust the ingredients until you attain desired viscosity and flavor. Salad 2 cups cooked rice (room temperature) - this recipe is perfect for the leftover Chinese food rice.   1 1/2 cups shaved Brussels Sprouts 1 1/2 cups browned rotisserie chicken - I like to use the dark meat, because of its flavor (optional toss browned chicken...

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From the Book: Pomodoro Sauce from Classico E Moderno

  Jan has a large cook book collection, hundreds of cook books.  These books inspire and educate, but mostly they sit there.  Too often we save the recipes from cook books, for special occasions or guests. Isn't it a special occasion every we time cook?? I certainly think so, and I know Jan does too. We cook together everyday, most times off the cuff, with the ingredients at hand, the cook books just serving to clarify a technique we want to try or an ingredient combination we haven't quite mastered.  I personally do not enjoy following recipes, I like to improvise, so following book recipes will be a change of pace to say the least.  The first recipe I'm trying...

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake??

As important as a moist turkey is on Thanksgiving, a good dessert is just as important.  Traditionally we associate Thanksgiving with some sort of pie, whether it's pumpkin or apple, or some other type of fruit. Initially we had the thought to do a Sweet Potato Pie with Tangerine, but then we thought lets do a Sweet Potato Cheesecake.  This Sweet Potato Cheesecake is light and delicious, the tangerine is a perfect compliment to the Sweet Potato, and did I mention it has Grand Marnier too!!   Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Tangerine Marmalade and Grand Marnier 2 large Sweet Potatoes 1/2 stick of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 oz Grand Marnier 1/2...

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Pomegranate Molasses Sweet Potatoes

It's November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I love Thanksgiving it is the official start of the holiday season and one of my favorite times of year. Cooking for Thanksgiving and getting to share what I love doing with loved ones is such a joy. I also like Thanksgiving because it's when the diet goes out the window, and you eat with abandon. In that spirit we created this recipe. Its fun, sweet and a change from your regular candied yams.  Pomegranate Molasses Sweet Potatoes 3 Pounds sweet potatoes (or yams) 1 stick of unsalted butter 1/2 cup of molasses 1 jar Just Jan's Pomegranate Spread Finishing Salt  To prepare, begin by scrubbing the sweet potatoes with cold...

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