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Chopped Cobb Salad with Crab or Chicken

May 26th, 2011

Chopped Cobb Salad with Crab or Chicken By Pat Sinclair NABBW’s Cooking for Two Expert Salads make great dinners because there are so many variations. Just include your favorite ingredients. Adding crabmeat to this classic salad makes it a dish for a special occasion. Use 1 to 2 cups of  a high quality canned crab or fresh crabmeat from the fish counter. You can also use 1 to 2 cups cubed cooked chicken instead of crab. If you want to use diced chicken instead of crab, cook two extra boneless chicken breasts the next time you grill. All this main dish salad needs to make a meal is warm... Read More

Savor the Flavors of Spring: Ham and Asparagus Linguini

May 10th, 2011

Savor the Flavors of Spring: Ham and Asparagus Linguini By Pat Sinclair NABBW’s Cooking for Two Expert The fresh bright flavors of spring pop from this quick and easy entrée. Crisp pale green stalks of asparagus are appearing in the supermarket, a sure sign of spring. For this dish, I select thinner stalks because I find it easier to cook them quickly. Use ham leftover from an Easter celebration or omit it and try cooked shrimp or chicken instead. Goat cheese forms the basis for the sauce but doesn’t use a whole package. Crumble any remaining cheese over salads. Makes 2 servings 4 ounces... Read More

Delicious Spring Dessert for Two — Lime Panna Cotta

April 21st, 2011

Delicious Spring Dessert for Two — Lime Panna Cotta By Pat Sinclair NABBW’s Cooking for Two Expert Whether you are planning an Easter brunch or dinner for two, this light dessert is tangy finale. Panna cotta is Italian for “cooked cream” and light and refreshing. I like to serve it in wine glasses or small dessert dishes topped with fresh berries. You can also make it in lightly greased ramekins or custard cups and unmold it. Unfortunately locally grown fresh berries won\’t be available for a while but the strawberries in the supermarkets have been sweet, and you could... Read More