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Gumbo with Victoria Taylor’s New Orleans Seasoning
This gumbo has just the right amount of kick without being overly spicy, of course you can add more New Orleans Seasoning if you prefer a little more heat.  4 cups sausage of choice, cut into discs about ¼ in thick1 pound shelled and deveined large shrimp1/3 cup olive oil1 pound okra,...
 Italian Rice and Spinach
This is a great dish to serve at brunch or to bring to a potluck dinner as it can be served hot, cold or at room temperature.  There are plenty of ways you can mix up the ingredients to suit your taste.  You can stick with white or brown rice or substitute another grain such as farro...
Spicy Smoky Paprika Chipotle Chickpeas
These crunchy baked chickpeas are healthy, easy and addictive.  Tossed with Smoky Paprika Chipotle and baked until crispy this recipe makes a high protein guilt free snack.  1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed, peeled and dried between 2 towels 1 tablespoon olive oil 1...
Exotic Mushrooms with Sherry
Mushrooms aren’t for everyone but those of us that like them tend to be obsessed.  Serve these as a side or as a topping for steak, chicken or pork chops to instantly make any dish a little more special. 1 Pound crimini, shiitake, oyster, and button mushrooms, mixed2 tablespoons Victoria...
Easy Egg Noodle Feast
This is a recipe that I would love to have someone put in front of me when I come home from a long day at the office.  All it takes is 15 minutes and four simple ingredients and you end up with delicious, pure comfort food. 1 pound hamburger2 tablespoons Victoria Taylor’s Toasted Onion Herb...
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
Chocolate for breakfast makes me happy and these granola bars are the perfect breakfast or snack on the go.  You can store them individually wrapped in the freezer and they will last for months, or layer them in an airtight container and they will keep for up to a week.  1 ½ cups old...
Eggplant Parmesan Pizza
Eggplant is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pizza crust.   Add some of your favorite pizza toppings to this quick and easy recipe and you may even be able to convince some of those picky eaters to give eggplant a try. 1 firm eggplant cut into discs2 cups panko bread...
Curried Carrot and Raisin Pilaf with Cashews
This delicious rice dish has a sweet and rich flavor, with a unique texture from crunchy cashews and plump raisins.  Preparation: 40 minutes Serves: 42 cups basmati rice3 tablespoons butter1/2 cup yellow raisins1 large onion, chopped2 large carrots, 1/4 - 1/2 inch dice3 tablespoons Victoria...
Tuscan Stuffed Summer Squash
Grab a few extra zucchini from the farmer’s market this week.  This is an easy recipe that will add that endless summer taste to any dinner.4  zucchini, crookneck or summer squash3 Tablespoons olive oil , divided1 small onion, diced1 cup tomatoes, large dice5 good sized mushrooms,...
Mediterranean Tomato Squares
The feta cheese, Mediterranean Seasoning and kalamata olive topping on this flaky pastry is extremely addictive.  As I was eating this I kept thinking of all of the other applications I could use it for.  It would be great baked over chicken, topping a salad or spread on crackers and...

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