Chicken with brussels sprouts, bacon, and chickpeas

Looking for a nutritious and easy one-pan dish for a weekday dinner? If you love brussels sprouts especially, this may be the one for you!

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Salmon with parsley-dill butter

This recipe is so easy and so good, great for a quick dinner at home but also with enough elegant simplicity to serve to guests.

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Creamy guacamole

Looking for a super-easy and great-tasting guacamole recipe? This is it!

For this recipe, modified slightly from the original in the Wall Street Journal, you’ll need 3 ripe avocados; a generous 1/4 cup of minced onion (I used Vidalia [sweet] onions); 1 lime (for about 1/4 cup of fresh-squeezed juice); 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro; 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt; and 1 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.

First, put the minced onion in a small bowl and pour the lime juice over it to marinate for 5 minutes while making the rest of the guacamole.

Peel, pit, and slice the avocados, then add them to a large bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, then add the salt, cilantro, and mayonnaise, stirring gently to mix well. Add the onion-lime juice mixture and stir to blend.

And serve! This is great with tortilla chips or whatever chip or thin cracker you prefer.

As you can see from the photo above, we served it with a delicious Virginia rosé, and it was a perfect combination! The guacamole softened the peppery notes of this dry rosé and brought out the fruit beautifully.


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