Create the perfect dinner menu

Whether a casual meal or more formal occasion, I have put together menus that are full of interesting recipes.  You can make them following the recipes or take short cuts that still create a delicious meal for family and friends.  

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Going Greek

Greek food is full of some wonderful flavors and lots of fresh vegetables and herbs.  I love the simplicity of many dishes that require a bit of chopping and good quality olive oil.  

Your table can be set with simple placemats and napkins and centerpieces ideas include a bowl of lemons, or fresh bunches of mint in small glasses with an assortment of white candles in various shapes and sizes.

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From Italy with Love

Growing up in Italian family gave me a love of Italian food.  This three course menu is ideal for the height of tomato season when the fruit bursts with sweetness and complements the creaminess of burrata and fresh basil.

Bring it all together with a colorful table using vivid red flowers and green lemon leaves.  

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Photo by Elena_Danileiko/iStock / Getty Images

Easy Japanese "Hot Pot" 

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