Tender whole scallops and shrimp get a quick saute in hot, garlicky olive oil and butter before taking a brief clam juice simmer. Toss with hot pasta, bright strips of sun dried tomatoes and tangy bits of lemon zest for a refreshing entree or appetizer.

Tender whole scallops and shrimp get a quick saute in hot, garlicky olive oil and butter before taking a brief clam juice simmer. Toss with hot pasta, bright strips of sun dried tomatoes and tangy bits of lemon zest for a refreshing entree or appetizer.

This is a much more lively alternative to plain cranberry sauce and is one of my very favorites. I buy the quinces (membrillos) at a local Mexican grocery store. It is so worth the extra effort!

This is a much more lively alternative to plain cranberry sauce and is one of my very favorites. I buy the quinces (membrillos) at a local Mexican grocery store. It is so worth the extra effort!

You don’t have to use powdered mix to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg and herbs, and fried. Serve with the cucumber sauce in a pita with tomatoes.

You don’t have to use powdered mix to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg and herbs, and fried. Serve with the cucumber sauce in a pita with tomatoes.