Recipes by chef regina

 My hope is that you will find recipe inspiration and education for your own cooking journey. Learn more about how you can create delicious meals for yourself, family, and friends!

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A Step-by-Step Guide: Learn how to cut a peach to make halves, wedges, and cubes. Simple knife cuts and pit removal make it easy to prepare for salads, desserts, dips, and beverages! Step 1:  Removing the pit: Wash and dry the peaches thoroughly.  Place the unpeeled peach on a stabilized cutting board on its side. […]

How to Cut a Peach

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Holidays and Seasonal, Lunch, Soups, Salads, and Dressings

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Fresh peach salsa is sweet, savory, and sassy with a little kick from jalapeños. It’s a triple threat! Vine ripe peaches and nectarines combined with garden vegetables create a delicious salsa to accompany sautéed fish and chicken, and used as a chunky dip with tortilla chips. Ingredients You Will Need Peaches: Fresh vine-ripened peaches are […]

Orchard Peach, Nectarine, and Heirloom Tomato Salsa

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This sweet frosty snack is a perfect cool and refreshing snack on hot summer days. It’s fun making this healthy icy treat for your family especially if you and your kids enjoy snow cones! Who wouldn’t want a snow cone at your next summer celebration? Recipe Corner About Raspberries: According to Kitchn’s, Kelly Foster, these […]

Summer Watermelon Ice

Holidays and Seasonal, Lunch

Holidays and Seasonal, Lunch

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Stay cool and hydrated during these summer days with this thirst quenching Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca! It’s incredibly quick and easy to make this cool and light mint infused fruity beverage.  DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Tag @reginadmitchell on Instagram and hashtag it #reginadmitchell If you love this recipe, please consider giving it a star […]

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Here’s another beat-the-heat and stay-hydrated agua fresca.  Blended pineapples, lime, water, and sweetener! It’s the perfect non-alcoholic tropical drink to cool down with! Serve with an infused herb or fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of fresh lime. Chef’s Note: Be sure to CHILL glasses!! For a time saver and shortcut, feel free to purchase […]

Agua de Piña


Holidays and Seasonal, Lunch

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Chef’s Note: For a time saver and short cut, feel free to purchase pre-cut cantaloupe in your grocer’s produce section. However, here is a link that will teach you how to correctly cut a melon. Be sure to CHILL glasses! You may need to blend this agua fresca in batches depending on the container size […]

Melon and Pineapple Agua Fresca

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A great deal of Americans love a good Root Beer Float – a classic and fun drink recipe made with bubbly root beer, creamy vanilla ice cream, and a few other ingredients that takes it over the top! Here’s how to make the absolute BEST one! A nostalgic throwback to simpler times and soda shoppe […]

An American Classic – Root Beer Float



lemon butter fish on top of a bed of asparagus and vegetable rice

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Lemon Butter Fish may be more frequently ordered at restaurants than made at home. It’s not your typical Tuesday night, in-between after a long day’s meal. But it can be. And it is.  This Easy Lemon Butter Fish goes from stovetop to tabletop with five ingredients in just 20 minutes. This recipe is fabulous with […]

Lemon Butter Fish

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This recipe is an offshoot of the more French classic potato leek soups. This is sort of a meat-and-potatoes type of recipe! It has a bit of cheese and can be served chunky or smooth.  You can even add some carrots and parsnips along with the potatoes in Step 2 for a bit of extra […]

Potato Leek Soup with Cheese

Potato-leek soup in a white porcelain bowl. Topped with croutons.

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Soups, Salads, and Dressings

orange pureed pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds and flaky salt served in a white bowl with a blue rim

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This thick and creamy pumpkin soup is simple to make using canned pumpkin puree!  Caramelized onions and paired with autumnal spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme and ginger give this favorite soup an amazing warm flavor! You’re still using a grocery store shortcut (canned pumpkin), but you get total control over the flavor, it’s a time […]

Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pepitas