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Creamy Stovetop “Risotto”

Risotto is one of our favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite meals. Sometimes though we want the starch to be a side, not the meal’s star. But if we have risotto as a side we don’t have time for all that … Continue reading

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Glazed Meatloaf

This glaze will work well for almost any meatloaf creation. The one pictured above was 1/2 veal and 1/2 venison with yellow peppers and breadcrumbs to bind it along with a bunch of other spices and such. The nice thing … Continue reading

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Sausage with Kale and Potatoes

This is an quick and healthy meal for a weeknight. Any good sausage will work, but Italian is best. Serve it over polenta or rice. Sausage with Kale and Potatoes 2 Italian sausage sliced 1/4″ thick 2 potatoes diced medium … Continue reading

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The Greyhound

Sometimes simple is the way to go. We used fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, but white will work and make the drink’s color better match the name. The strawberry was a nice garnish, but any sliced fruit will work really. … Continue reading

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Crunchy Lemon Chicken

This recipe is adapted from the windykitchen blog and is perfect for a weekday or quick meal. It would work equally well for pork or fish. Crunchy Lemon Chicken 2 chicken breasts deboned 3/4 cup Greek yogurt 2 tbsp chopped … Continue reading

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Grilled Apples and Oranges

With our kitchen renovation underway, we’ve been digging a lot of frozen chili out of the freezer, hitting the deli hard and of course grilling. Most grilled oranges call for removing the pith, but when you’re cutting board is a … Continue reading

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Light Pasta Salad

This is another simple meal that does not require a completely working kitchen to accomplish. Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Olives 1 lb small shaped pasta 1/2 onion diced fine 10-12 assorted olives pitted and chopped roughly 8 mushrooms sliced … Continue reading

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With kitchen renovations underway, we needed quick, cheap meals and snacks that could be prepped ahead. We made a batch of this just before the final demolition. Homemade is far cheaper and a lot tastier than store-bought. Hummus 3 cups … Continue reading

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Quick Blueberry Sauce

I came up with this dish to impress Katherine one night. It involved a fancy polenta filled with mushrooms and truffle oil. Although the duck and the sauce were excellent, the polenta was a let down and it would have … Continue reading

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Simple Stuffed Apples

This is a really easy dessert that comes together fast and can be prepared way ahead of time. Other ingredients like oats and dried fruit are great additions as well. The ratio below is for one apple. Increase as needed. … Continue reading

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