Dinner

Creamy Italian Sausage Peasant Pasta

Creamy Italian Sausage Peasant Pasta

Posted on Oct 27, 2016
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My love for one-pot meals has no end.  I used to make this peasant pasta dish, from Rachael Ray, all the time.  I haven’t made it in awhile, and for some reason I started craving it.  It’s loaded with Italian sausage, Meathead’s fave, and it’s a little creamy, but not overly so and gloppy.  Creamy …

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Sheet Pan Chicken, Potatoes and Herbs

Sheet Pan Chicken, Potatoes and Herbs

Posted on Oct 26, 2016
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One-pan, one-pot meals are my thing.  Especially when the cooler weather arrives. This Sheet Pan Chicken, Potatoes and Herbs is a favorite of mine.  Very similar to my chicken thighs and potatoes and Greek chicken recipes ~ but in sheet pan form, you could say. It may be October, but it’s still very warm in …

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Loaded Steak Nachos

Loaded Steak Nachos

Posted on Oct 19, 2016
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Who doesn’t love a pan of nachos?  Or a plate, like my kids used to make after school.  They’d pile chips on a plate, top with some shredded Mexican blend cheese and pop in the microwave.  Then came a big plop of sour cream and their snack was complete.  I’m opting for something a little more …

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Posted on Oct 17, 2016
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Last weekend, I had the house to myself, all weekend, for three whole days.  I don’t even know the last time that happened.  The girls are gone to college or beyond, and Meathead went on a fishing trip ~ something he never does.  So it was just Buddy and me.  And dinner.  Wait for it …

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Chicken in Mustard Sauce

Chicken in Mustard Sauce

Posted on Oct 12, 2016
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Chicken thighs in any kind of sauce with bacon and wine is going to be well-received in this house.  And you know any recipe from David Lebovitz is going to be good.  This chicken in mustard sauce is from his book My Paris Kitchen.  I don’t have this book yet, but I’m hoping I will this …

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Mediterranean Baked Fish

Mediterranean Baked Fish

Posted on Oct 7, 2016
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This is a baked white fish dish with the wonderful flavors of the Mediterranean and Greece.  I used cod, and that’s what I’m recommending here, but other firm white fish will work, like halibut or sea bass.  Mediterranean Baked Fish is a fairly easy and super flavorful way to make white fish for dinner. While I …

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Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on Oct 3, 2016
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Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorites to order when I’m out for Italian.  I usually go for eggplant Parm or linguine with clams.  When I recently visited my daughter in New York, we had eggplant Parmesan ~ twice ~ on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.  The food on Arthur Ave is amazing and Always …

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Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
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I have been wanting to make Cioppino for some time now, that iconic San Francisco-style seafood stew cooked with tomatoes, wine, spices and herbs.  I love seafood stews like Cioppino and bouillabaisse but I’ve never attempted to make either at home.  After being inspired to try making a classic Cioppino by a couple other food bloggers, …

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Crispy Onion Parmesan Chicken

Crispy Onion Parmesan Chicken

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
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A few years ago, I tried the parmesan chicken recipe off the Hellmann’s mayonnaise jar.  Do you know that one?  It was super easy, the chicken was juicy and most importantly, Picky Eater liked it and she claims she doesn’t like chicken.  You all know I’m not a boneless chicken breast fan, but I found …

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Tortilla Pie

Tortilla Pie

Posted on Aug 30, 2016
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Last summer, I drove 600 miles in pouring rain to Minneapolis to visit friends.  When I finally made it to Beth’s place, I was greeted by her and her husband with big hugs, a glass of wine and dinner waiting for me in the oven.  It was just the best!  Comforting and inviting, she made …

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Easy Coconut Curry Salmon

Easy Coconut Curry Salmon

Posted on Aug 26, 2016
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Do you like salmon?  We love salmon.  Ever get in a rut making it at home?  We do.  Honestly, I try and make salmon at home at least once a week, usually baked or grilled with a simple sweet/spicy glaze of mustard and brown sugar or maple syrup, like this.  I also want to try …

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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Posted on Aug 23, 2016
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Do you have a dish that you always order at a favorite restaurant?  I do, and it’s Creole Pasta at this lovely little bistro in our new neighborhood.  I crave it and I wish I could try something else from the menu, but I just can’t.  Obsessed and inspired, I set out to make something like it …

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BLT's with Avocado and Pesto Mayonnaise

BLT’s with Avocado and Pesto Mayonnaise

Posted on Aug 19, 2016
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Let’s just call this a BLAT  ~ bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato.  And let’s up the game on the mayo a bit and add some pesto.  There you go, the best BLT you’ll have in August.  Yes, August, the only time to make BLT’s are when tomatoes are in season.  And are they ever in …

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Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Posted on Aug 15, 2016
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Summer is winding down, school is starting across the region and soon I’ll be back to subbing at the high school.  Not ready.  I’m still unpacking, rummaging through boxes trying to find things and adjusting to our new neighborhood.  It’s been fun exploring and getting to know my way around.  Just can’t get my head …

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Posted on Aug 10, 2016
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Don’t you love grilling season?  Although, truth be told, we grill outside year round.  I recently made shrimp on the grill to go with some grilled corn salad I had just made.  It was really good and so easy.  I continued on with the spicy theme and used a hot honey and lime marinade for the shrimp. …

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