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I started Something New for Dinner with the idea of creating a place to share dinner recipes I have prepared for my family for the last 25 years. I am a big believer of the importance of home-cooked nutritious meals, and sitting down around the dinner table t

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Member Since: Feb 18, 2014


Last Posted Recipe: Apr 13, 2015

Zoodles with leeks & pancetta

Zoodles are topped with a roasted leek, pancetta and sun-dried tomato sauce for a delicious low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetable-dense pasta-like dinner. Can be modified to be dairy-free by eliminating Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Simple Caesar salad

This recipe for a pared down Caesar salad is as delicious and impressive as it was when it was invented almost 100 years ago. The key is to use high quality ingredients and dry and chill the lettuce well in advance.

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Bacon-wrapped filet mignon

Bacon-wrapped filet mignon is a special treat that is quick and easy to make, presents beautifully and is always delicious. Perfect for any special occasion, whether it is Valentine's Day or a deserving night in the middle of the week.

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Fresh ceviche

Fresh ceviche is my go-to recipe when I have really fresh fish. It takes about 15 minutes to make and is always appreciated. Scoop it up with tortilla chips for a mighty fine appetizer.

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Pear soup w/ blue cheese & pancetta

Pears, blue cheese and pancetta combine to make a delicious savory soup with a hint of sweetness. Gluten-free and easily adjusted for vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free diets.

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Simple borscht

This simple, healthy beet soup is the antidote for weeks of holiday indulgences. Packed with nutrition, beets have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase stamina, purify the blood and liver, fight inflammation and boost mental health. What are you waiting for? Make this soup today!

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Baked goat cheese appetizer

This easy and festive appetizer made with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil is beautiful around Christmas and New Year's, but delicious any time of the year.

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Ahi, avocado & grapefruit Thai-style poke

A Thai-style variation on traditional ahi poke made with avocado, grapefruit and a Thai-style marinade of coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and Thai red curry paste.

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Aebleskiver pancakes with berries

Aebleskivers are a delicious Danish filled pastry that is somewhere between a pancake and a popover. Traditionally served during the Christmas holidays, aebleskivers can be eaten for breakfast or dessert.

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Best prime rib roast

Prime rib is a classic holiday dish that sets a festive mood. If you thought prime rib was only for restaurants you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.

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Spanish cheese & charcuterie platter

Spain is the home of many delicious cheeses and charcuterie. Here are some of our favorite Spanish cheese platter ideas.

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Roasted butternut squash and cauliflower g

Butternut squash, cauliflower and a little gruyere cheese make a flavorful gratin that is a wonderful accompaniment to a holiday roast. This gratin can be made in advance and warmed up right before serving.

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Nana T’s insanely good toffee

This 3rd generation family toffee recipe is unfortunately addicting. Once you eat a piece it is hard to stop. Package it in mason jars for delicious DIY Christmas gifts.

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Pear, prosciutto & pomegranate salad

Crisp prosciutto and seared pears topped with pomegranates, goat cheese and toasted walnuts over a bed of butter lettuce and frisee makes for a quick and flavorful fall salad.

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Turkey pho soup

A fragrant, soothing winter soup that starts with homemade turkey stock. This is the perfect soup to make with leftover turkey carcass.

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Turkey & cranberry lettuce wraps

A 15-minute solution to what do with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This is a nice alternative to the turkey sandwich.

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Persimmon, pomegranate & burrata salad

This easy, seasonal fall fruit salad contrasts sweet persimmons and grapes with acidic tomatoes and crunchy pecans on a bed of creamy burrata.

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Tamarind whiskey sour

This Thai-inspired whisky sour has a balance of sweet, sour and smoky. It makes for a delicious Thanksgiving cocktail!

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Spatchcocked turkey in 80 minutes

Who says it takes all day to roast a great turkey? This incredibly moist turkey with crackly, crispy skin roasts in 80 minutes and is a cinch to prepare. You will love it!

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Ottolenghi's tomato & pomegranate salad

Yotam Ottolenghi's Turkish-inspired tomato and pomegranate salad is as beautiful as it is tasty. Here is my version of this flavorful and easy salad.

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Potato gratin with mushrooms & blue cheese

Potato gratin is the king of potato dishes. Adding a layer of blue cheese and mushrooms makes this great dish fabulous.

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Incredible-bacon-wrapped turkey

This turkey is every bit as incredible as it looks. It is fun to make and one of the easiest, most flavorful and moist turkeys I have ever made.

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Grilled steak & potatoes with chimichurri

In just a little more than 30 minutes you have a fabulous meal and extra sauce to use for the rest of the week.

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Chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri, pesto's Argentinean cousin, adds flavor and nutrition to everything it touches. Serve it with chicken, meat, fish, potatoes and eggs.

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Halloween layered jello treats

Layered orange, purple and black jello makes fun Halloween treats.

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Roasted carrot & coconut milk soup

Roasting the vegetables for this soup intensifies and deepens the flavors, tomatoes add complexity and coconut milk smooths it all together.

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Hamburger vegetable soup

A fast, economical and healthful soup loaded with veggies. My family has now made this basic but comforting soup for three generations.

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Simple arugula salad

This simple salad is quick and easy to make and works well when you don't want your salad to compete with your entree.

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Roast spatchcock chicken and grapes

A simple and luxurious dinner that takes about 15 minutes active time to prepare, followed by 40 to 45 minutes in the oven.

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Homemade applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a treat everyone old and young enjoys. It is easy to make and a great way to introduce children to cooking. Serve it hot or cold, for snacks, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Homemade applesauce is extraordinarily versatile.

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Mom's lasagna

This simplified lasagna is easy to make and can be made in advance, frozen and baked when needed. Add some mushrooms, zucchini or artichoke hearts to the sauce to increase the veggies in this dish.

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Hawaiian shoyu chicken

Ginger-scented and fork-tender, traditional shoyu chicken is a Hawaiian indulgence you won't want to miss.

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Teriyaki salmon

Teriyaki salmon is simple, quick and delicious. The sauce can be made in advance or right before cooking the fish. This recipe makes a great weeknight meal.

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Asian salad with ginger carrot dressing

Traditional ginger carrot Japanese salad dressing makes this salad light, healthy and delicious.

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Thai-style grilled flank steak

This Thai-style flank steak is simple, but wonderfully flavorful. Plan on 10 minutes to prepare, 3 or more hours to marinate, and 10 minutes to grill. You won't be disappointed!

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Crab cakes with Asian dipping sauce

These crab cakes are an Asian fusion that combines traditional crab cake ingredients and Asian ingredients. They are quick to make and always impress.

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