Chef Debi: Roast leg of lamb completes Easter

When I think of spring and Easter dinner, I think of roast leg of lamb.

Chef Debi: Tex Mex Hassleback Potatoes

This recipe is a great accompaniment to a Mexican dinner such as quesadillas, tacos or fajitas. It looks like you worked hard to make this dish, but it is very easy and satisfying.

Chef Debi: Shrimp Gumbo heats things up

With these cold winter days upon us, I decided to make some homemade shrimp gumbo for my weekly clients to enjoy. Add some Cajun rice to the bottom of a bowl and top with the gumbo for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Chef Debi: Pastitsio is classic Greek dish that can be gluten-free

I have been craving Greek dishes – Greek Pastitsio in particular.Years ago, I used to work at an authentic Greek restaurant and I learned to make many of the Greek dishes. Pastitsio was one of my favorites.

Chef Debi: Citrus Glazed Salmon

With 2014 just getting started, everyone is looking to eat healthier. I can help with this healthy, easy to prepare – yet delicious – Citrus Glazed Salmon. You can serve it with roasted vegetables, as I did, or over brown rice.

Chef Debi: Poached Pears in Red Wine

I made a poached pears dessert for the finale of a murder mystery dinner party a few weeks back. It was a private party in my client’s home to celebrate a special birthday. I wanted to display a real show-stopper with my dessert, and the poached pears did the trick.

Chef Debi: Spring mix salad with persimmons a beautiful start to a holiday meal

I love salad before dinner, and this is a great salad to impress holiday guests.

Chef Debi: Crown Pork Roast with Cranberry Chutney

To me, nothing says the holiday like a classic crown pork roast.

Chef Debi: Only a stewing hen will do for Chicken Stew

With cooler temperatures in the air, it’s time to make soups and stews. I was at the Woodstock Farmers Market last week and loaded up on fresh, organic vegetables.

Fall favorite chili gets a healthy makeover

I love chili, and with the beautiful fall weather surrounding us, it’s a perfect time for it.

Chef Debi: Meatloaf goes Italian for healthy, kid-friendly meal

If you are tired of the same old meatloaf recipe or are looking for a kid-friendly meatloaf, this is the answer.

Chef Debi: Tacos can feed a crowd, accommodate special diets

I have several clients who are on gluten-free diets. I have to make sure I am able to make them their favorites meals, but make them gluten free.

Chef Debi: Five-star meal can be made healthy at home

One of my clients hired me recently to come to their homeand prepare an intimate dinner party for five. Their diet is gluten-free, and they wanted appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Chef Debi: Ravioli made healthier

This week’s recipe is a healthier version of fried ravioli, these are oven-baked and homemade. Kids really love this dish for dinner. Serve with a mixed greens salad and dinner is done.

Chef Debi: Antipasti transforms for complete chicken dinner

With this dish, I took the flavors of an antipasto platter and created a wonderful chicken dinner filled with amazing flavors and full of color. You can add black olives to this dish, as well.

Chef Debi: Couple celebrates with Champagne Chicken with Baby Portobello Mushrooms

Last Friday, I recreated a dinner for a couple celabrating their 20th wedding anniversary. They asked me to make the same meal they enjoyed the night of their wedding.

Chef Debi: Cashew chicken capitalizes on nut’s health benefits

This recipe is healthy, fast and gluten-free. It is a great weeknight dinner, and a creative way to shake up a routine of serving the same chicken dishes.

Chef Debi: Salmon, asparagus come together for spring

This is a really good recipe if you like salmon and asparagus. Celebrate spring with this recipe filled with spring flavors. Two of my clients who I cook for every week have gluten-free diets, so when I make this recipe, I just swap the pasta, and the dish becomes a healthy, gluten-free meal.

Chef Debi: Pita chips and dip perfect as a healthy outdoor snack

With outside parties just around the corner, this healthy spinach artichoke dip with homemade pita chips is a great alternative to chips and dip.

Chef Debi: Healthy substitutions keep Swedish meatballs on menu

My Swedish meatballs are made with a combination of lean ground turkey breast and ground pork. They are flavored with nutmeg and cardamom and simmered in a creamy mushroom sauce.

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