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Sample recipes from Robin to the Rescue

Chicken Gumbo

If your spice rack is fully stocked, you can throw this together with ease. One ingredient you might not have is okra; it helps to thicke...

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Penne-Artichoke Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian dish whose main ingredient is eggplant. I’ve substituted artichoke hearts and added capers. Partner this with Red ...

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Red Lettuce with Honey-Maple Vinaigrette

I like to combine honey and maple syrup, not because I have an incredible sweet tooth, but because I like the different types of sweetnes...

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Linguine with Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms and Sage

The distinct taste of wild mushrooms, both porcini and shiitake, lends an earthiness to all kinds of sauces. In this dish I use linguine,...

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Pear-Cucumber Salad with Balsamic & Shaved Romano Cheese

Pears and cucumbers partner so well that I just had to combine them in a salad. They’re both mildly sweet, so I added tangy balsamic vine...

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Ditalini with Turkey Sausage

This is a dish for kids and kids-at-heart! Ditalini is a fun shape, and the little pasta pieces take well to flavor-packed sausage slices...

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Garlic-Roasted Asparagus with Almonds

This is a simple and impressive way to prepare asparagus. I use garlic powder instead of fresh minced garlic so that the flavor coats eve...

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Spicy Chicken Meatballs in Tomato-Lime Dip

My inspiration for this dish came from south of the border. The chicken meatballs are spiked with hot chiles, scallions, ginger, and garl...

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Southwest Cabbage Slaw

What makes this a Southwest slaw? The combination of sour cream, pickled chile peppers, salsa, cilantro, and cumin. With this flavor punc...

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Chicken Skewers with Spicy Raisin Ketchup

Meet your new barbecue sauce! You’ll adore the combination of sweet raisins, earthy cumin, and tangy jalapeno pepper. Serve this with Toa...

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Toasted Coconut Rice

Toasting the coconut adds depth and a distinct nuttiness, while the coconut milk provides richness. This is the perfect side dish for Asi...

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Pork Medallions with Cranberry-Horseradish Sauce

I like to use a stovetop grill pan or griddle for this because it gets superhot and sears the pork to perfection in lightning speed. You ...

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German Potato Salad

Cider vinegar, salty bacon, and scallions lend their flavors to not-too-starchy Yukon Gold potatoes (that means Yukons hold up well in sa...

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Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos

The chipotle chiles add smoky heat to the sauce for the pork, so plan to serve “cooling” ingredients alongside; sour cream, tomatoes, and...

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Black & Pink Beans with Rice

This side dish was inspired by the southwestern flavors of salsa, onion, cumin, oregano, garlic, cayenne, beans, and corn. It’s a fiesta ...

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Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers

You can also make these peppers with ground turkey or ground chicken. When I make these, I like to use red peppers for their sweetness, b...

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Baked Fish ’n’ Chips with Honey Vinegar

Since I don’t often deep-fry foods (too messy), I bake my fish and potatoes in a hot oven. The result is crunchy-crusted fish and golden ...

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Romaine Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Blue Cheese

I grew up eating blue cheese, and my boys inherited those genes! In this dish, I partner the tangy crumbles with caramelized roasted toma...

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Mixed Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry tomatoes are such fun to pop in your mouth. This easy and light salad gets a jolt of flavor from fresh basil, and it’s the perfect...

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