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Soft White Bread. (Adapted from a recipe by Bernard Clayton.)

Soft White Bread

I've posted a couple of bread recipes lately - one post was entitled "Gooder than Sushi" Bread and the other was a simple French bread recipe, or Pain Ordinaire. Both are made from rather lean doughs, with little or no fats included in the ingredients. This tends to produce a chewy bread that is best eaten the same day it's baked. The "gooder than sushi" description came from my 6-year-old son, who absolutely LOVES sushi, but (that day) liked the bread even more. I got an email about the "Gooder than Sushi" bread from Susan, who had made a batch of the bread but wasn't as impressed by it as Alex was. So here it is. Ready?

Printable Recipe First thing you'll need to do is grease two 9" x 5" loaf pans and set them aside. Blackened Fish Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Not only was this salad totally amazing, but let’s just say I was able to clean out most of my produce drawer with it too.

Blackened Fish Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I love it when that happens! I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I had a piece of frozen mahi defrosting in my fridge..and didn’t know what to do with it. The suggestions came pouring in. A few people mentioned fish tacos and that sounded great to me…however to be honest, I was really trying to keep it on the lighter side, and avoiding any unnecessary carbs (good or not…I had had my share already that day). So why not turn fish tacos into an actual taco-less salad instead, right? This is my favorite kind of evening meal…how can you not feel great after eating this. Blackened Fish Taco Salad Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen (printable recipe) Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad. A wonderful summer salad made with lump crab meat, summer tomatoes, sweet charred roasted corn, cilantro, hot peppers and zesty lime juice.

Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad

Serve this over mixed greens or tostadas as a main dish or you can put this in martini glasses as a fancy appetizer. This is perfect to bring to a potluck, or you can halve the recipe for less servings. Fresh crab is always best but if that's not available near you, canned lump crab would do. For the corn, you can roast the corn on the grill, or if you are lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe's, they sell roasted frozen corn which is such a convenience. A good tip, if you make grilled corn on the cob often and have leftovers, cut it off the cob and freeze it!

In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. In a large bowl combine chopped crab meat, avocado, tomatoes, hot pepper and corn. Honey Citrus Salmon. Many people spend Valentine's Day at their favorite restaurant with their loved one.

Honey Citrus Salmon

I can't say I wouldn't love that myself- a night off from the kitchen with no distractions away from my husband sounds amazing. However, depending on the restaurant, sometimes the crowded and noisy atmosphere can alter the intimate mood you were hoping for. Which brings me to why a meal at home may be your best choice.

However, the biggest stumbling block to a successful Valentine's Day dinner at home is finding the right dish. You want the same advantages as eating out, but with a personal environment without sacrificing the special feeling of the night. This Honey Citrus Salmon provides exactly that. Broiled Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce. This week on my Patch Column, "Cooking With Chelsea", I made Broiled Tilapia with a Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce.

Broiled Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce

A deceivingly simply and elegant dish that can be made in little time! Despite the fancy title of this dish, it's far easier to make than you might expect. Requiring a little prep work to chop your ingredients, then some sauteing, boiling, and whisking and you have a delicious sauce to top over your broiled tilapia or any other mild white fish you prefer! This dish is full of wonderful flavor with it's mixture of delicious ingredients. The use of shallot, white wine, butter, dill, and lemon creates a rich and creamy sauce perfect for a special occasion when you're looking for a dish with beautiful presentation. To find this recipe click here to visit Patch! Coconut Lime Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce.

Despite the snowy weather we're continuing to have here in the Northeast, I've been daydreaming about Caribbean beaches and BBQ's.

Coconut Lime Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce

Which brings me to my next post- Coconut Lime Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce! Don't you just wish you could be laying on the beach right now? Or grilling burgers and slicing refreshing watermelon for friends and family? Turmeric-Roasted Fish (ปลาอบขมิ้น) A friend called to tell me he’d come by to deliver something.

Turmeric-Roasted Fish (ปลาอบขมิ้น)

Seeing as it was close to dinner time, I asked if he’d care to stay for some food. The invitation was bashfully and promptly declined. He didn’t want to impose. Bang Bang Shrimp - Good Food Good Friends& Written by Lori Riddle on 03 August 2009 The first time that I had Bang Bang Shrimp was at the Bonefish Grill and fell in love with them. And who wouldn’t, fried shrimp in a spicy sauce… absolutely addicting. Citrus Rosemary Salmon. I knew you didn’t want to do dishes tonight.

Citrus Rosemary Salmon