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Month: October 2017

Kale Salad with Roasted Curry Chickpeas, Feta, and Green Harissa Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Curry Chickpeas, Feta, and Green Harissa Dressing

Who’s fresh?  Well, this salad is!  Plus it’s all kinds of good for you, and I love the dressing!  It tastes bright, it’s creamy and low-fat! I just love a good salad, plus kale has been one of my favorite vegetables since I was a […]

The Best Homemade Meatballs

The Best Homemade Meatballs

These are the best homemade meatballs ever! Meatballs are one of those things like dumplings that are made all over the world.  Many countries have their own version, but to me, I favor the Italian style best.  Let me tell ya what I look for… Tender […]

Oven Roasted Chicken

Oven Roasted Chicken

When Emery and I first started dating I wanted to learn about what made him happy, so I asked him what his favorite things were to eat.  His answer was chicken.   Hmmm… chicken?  I thought his answer would be fancier since he was a Chef, […]

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

    Have you heard about sheet pan dinners? The thing about these is that they’re easy to make, have less cleanup, and can be done fast.  I mean supa fast!  Worth mentioning that I currently don’t have a dishwasher, so fewer dishes are tops […]

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie topped with Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie topped with Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Comfort food has been my middle name lately. It’s getting cooler outside, and my inner me is yelling for dishes that are rich, heartwarming, and filling. Topped with rosemary cheddar biscuits this chicken pot pie is truly decadent and over the top. Since Emery and […]

Twice baked potatoes

Twice baked potatoes

Why reinvent the wheel? Twice baked potatoes are a classic that pair well with so many things, but for me there not something that I make very often.  I’m not sure why because they’re easy to make and they’re rockin! The tasty spuds are filled with […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

While in the grocery store the other night I noticed that broccoli was on sale.  It wasn’t on my list, but I immediately thought of cream of broccoli soup. The weather has started getting cooler here in Virginia.  What could be a better time?  It’s quick, […]

Triple Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Triple Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Don’t you just love those little crunchy morsels of potatoes all mixed up and formed into a tot? I took those cute little chunks and made them into a triple-layered bacon cheeseburger casserole. Yep, I said triple layer, as in three! In between each layer […]

Baked penne pasta with sausage in a red wine tomato sauce

Baked penne pasta with sausage in a red wine tomato sauce

Baked penne pasta with Italian sausage in a red wine tomato sauce is such an easy recipe. Even though it’s easy and quick to throw together, it tastes like it took hours to make. It has all the good things that I love in it. […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with honey bourbon and toasted walnuts

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with honey bourbon and toasted walnuts

The leaves are turning yellow and orange and the evening air is now crisp.  I’ve noticed a few kamikaze leaves cascade down to the ground so the rest of their comrades can remain for the yearly show of color among the trees.  There’s no way […]

Oven roasted butternut squash and beets

Oven roasted butternut squash and beets

This dish is lovely. I love the colors. It’s pretty to look at, and would look beautiful on the table for holidays. Beets were such a mystery to me for most of my life.  It wasn’t until I was at a friend’s house for lunch […]

Halibut Grilled Collar

Halibut Grilled Collar

Ask any chef and they will tout the pleasures of peasant foods and describe them as elegant in their simplicity. Peasant foods tend to utilize inexpensive or tougher cuts of meat, offal, and animal parts that may be otherwise wasted. Foods with humble origins like, […]

Baked Mussels – Cozze alla Romana

Baked Mussels – Cozze alla Romana

Shellfish harvests vary depending upon what region of the world you’re in.  A common tale is that shellfish such as oysters, mussels and clams should only be eaten in month’s ending in the letter “R”.  I’m not sure how true that is, but it’s a […]

White bean and barley chicken soup

White bean and barley chicken soup

It’s chilly outside here in Virginia. The fall season is upon us. Now, is the time to make things that are warming inside. For me that’s soup! Whenever we have leftover rotisserie chicken I save the bones and make chicken broth or stock. To me […]