Mimi’s Recipe Catalog

Challah Bread
A deep-gold, light-textured bread is perfect for french toast or grilled cheese sandwiches. The dough for this loaf is wonderfully smooth and supple, making it an ideal candidate for braiding. The simplest way to go is a three-strand braid; but feel free to try the slightly more complex six-strand braid, which makes a great presentation.
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Challah Bread
Zeppole San Giuseppe
A lightly sweetened pastry filled and topped with a custard cream, dusted with powdered sugar and crowned with rum soaked cranberries.
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Zeppole San Guiseppe
The "Everything" Oatmeal Cookie
If you love a chocolate chip cooking, this cookie is for you. If you love an oatmeal cookie, this cookie is for you. If you love coconut, this cookie is for you. It has "everything" your favorite cookie would have, but it's just one cookie. They finish with just the right amount of crunch and chew.
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Everything Oatmeal Cookie
Key Lime Pie
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Key Lime Pie
Tiramisu
Tiramisu is a rich layered Italian dessert made with delicate ladyfinger cookies, espresso, mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, amaretto and cocoa powder. The best part is that it only requires a handful of ingredients.
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Sauteed Fennel with Quinoa and Pomegranate
Pairing sauteed fennel with pomegranate seeds and quinoa for texture creates a delicious tasty side that looks great too.
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Sauteed Fennel
Favorite Quinoa Salad
This quinoa salad is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It’s made simply with fresh fennel, red onion, serrano pepper, chickpeas, fresh parsley and an olive oil, red wine vinegar and and lemon dressing.
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My Favorite Quinoa Salad
Savory Popcorn Blend
A savory "adult" popcorn with a blend of herbs, pecans and dried cranberries. The fried sage leaves add an amazing flavor.
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Caramel Popcorn
The caramel syrup coats the popcorn well, but isn't sticky. You won't be able to stop eating it.
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Healthy Instant Pot Granola
This granola is so easy to make and full of crunchy clusters. I prefer it over the store bought brands since I control the the amount and type of sugar I add to the granola. This recipe uses dried cranberries and sliced almonds, but they can be substituted for any number of add-ins. See the notes for suggestions.
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Healthy Instant Pot Granola
Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing
This Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing is made with 5 ingredients, and is packed with protein, plenty of blue cheese, and is ultra creamy without the guilt!
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Creamy Greek yogurt blue cheese
Maple Walnut Raisin Cream Cheese
So simple to make and unlike the ones you buy, you will know exactly what you are eating. While I won’t pretend to say this is “healthy”, it does only use natural ingredients. That’s helps…right? A bit of brown sugar, pure maple syrup and molasses. Then you have raisins and walnuts which are full of protein and some fiber too. So far, so good!
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Maple Walnut Cream Cheese
Sautéed Baby Bok Choy
Baby bok choy, fresh ginger, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and a touch of crushed red pepper flakes.
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Sauted Bok Choy
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cilantro Cream Sauce
Fresh lemon and herb seasoned chicken stuffed with tender asparagus and provolone and parmesan cheeses. Served with a dollop of cilantro cream sauce, this dish is incredibly easy to prepare but looks like you spent so much time preparing it.
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Healthy Instant Pot Granola
New York Style Hot Dog Onions
A perfect relish to celebrate a summer Hot Dog!
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French Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)
Airy cheese-filled pastry bites that will make the perfect hors d’oeuvres, but since they are so easy to make, they are just tasty “anytime”.
This recipe was adapted from the recipe for Petits Choux au Fromage in Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
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New England Clam Chowder
This is a traditional rich New England clam chowder recipe. The use of leeks and white wine offer a unique and distinctive flavor.
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New England Clam Chowder
Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry and Apple Stuffing
The combination of the apples and the cranberries will let you forget all about the sausage that will be missing from this stuffing.
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Mimi's Salami Antipasto
This a very simple appetizer whose flavor improves as it sits. Make this at least 2 hours in advance to allow all the flavors to combine. This was a family favorite on Thanksgiving since it can be made ahead of time and doesn't tie up the stove or oven.
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Hot Dog Chili
A delicious hot dog chili with deep flavor and just the right amount of heat. Of course it's great on a hot dog, but don't be afraid to also try it on your hamburger.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew
A heartyslow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. The slow cooker tenderizes the meat making a perfect meal that is so easy to make.
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Grilled Maple Ginger Salmon on a Cedar Plank
Grilling on cedar planks is a great way to prepare salmon. You get that lovely smokiness in the fish, the salmon stays moist and the combination of the maple and ginger glaze creates an amazing flavor.
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Fennel Roasted Potatoes
Fennel and fingerling potatoes roasted to create a simple side dish.
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Roasted Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes
Low Carb Citrus Salad
A light and fruity low carb salad. The flavor combination balances out any bitterness from the arugula and makes for a delicious side salad. The fennel pairs perfectly with grapefruit, mango, avocado and lime juice.
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Low Carb Citrus Salad
Creamy Tomato Bisque
A tasty blend of tomatoes and aromatic vegetables blended until smooth and finished with cream, croutons and freshly grated parmesan cheese. So quick and easy to prepare!
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Tomato Bisque
Authentic Bolognese
I was always of the mind that the pasta sauce available in the grocery store offered so much variety that there really wasn’t  any reason for ”homemade pasta sauce”.   Many purists will argue with me on this, but I couldn’t convince myself that it was worth my time and energy to craft my own pasta sauce so I always opted for the grocery store variety.  I recently went to dinner at a restaurant where the chef offered a Bolognese with fresh tuna.  I was blown away.  However, my husband isn’t a fan of a seafood based Bolognese but I still felt there was an opportunity to create a traditional Bolognese that was representative of what I experienced at the restaurant, but with a more traditional flare.  I think I nailed it and I hope you enjoy it. 
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Authentic Bolognese