Tag Archives: mushrooms

Portabello “Pizzas”

This is a great lunch that comes together pretty quickly. And it’s a great excuse to drink red wine in the middle of the day. Portabello Pizzas 3-4 portabello mushrooms 3-4 oz goat cheese 1 tbsp fresh oregano, diced 1 … Continue reading

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Flank Steak in a Marsala Mushroom Sauce

This sauce was delicious. Sadly the steak wasn’t the best cut, but we plan to make the recipe again soon with a better piece of meat. Make sure you get a nice lean flank steak and not some cheapo broiler … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom Soup

Aww heck, our regular grocery store has some fancy-pants new organic mushrooms. Hold us back. Wild Mushroom Soup 2 1/4 cup dried shitakes (about a 2.5 ounce pack) 1/4 cup dried porcinis 4 ounces thinly sliced white mushrooms such as … Continue reading

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Cannellini Bean Soup with Porcini Mushrooms

This soup is wonderfully simple and creamy, and calls for only a few ingredients. It’s also the result of a mistake. A certain female in the house had planned to make cannellini bean salad. A certain male in the house … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday: Steak Edition

By Katherine Is there anything easier than grilling a steak? I found two New York Strips on sale and since it’d been a few months since we’d had steaks, I just couldn’t resist. (Steak on sale is still a splurge!) … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops

Once again lamb was on clearance at the grocery store and these little chops were just to lovely to pass up. Corn meal can be substituted for the semolina flour. Semolina Crusted Lamb Chops in a Mushroom Sauce 4 lamb … Continue reading

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Brown rice risotto with black trumpet mushrooms

By Katherine When Greg talks about how easy it is to make risotto, I nod wholeheartedly in agreement gulping wine and watching him stir. I do love to watch him stir. Wait where was I? Oh yes, the simplicity of … Continue reading

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Stuffed mushrooms with ham and cheddar

These are really quick and a great way to use some of that leftover Christmas ham. The mushrooms need to be stuffed a few hours ahead of time so the filling can set in the refrigerator for three hours. Stuffed … Continue reading

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Tapas for Two

I love the flavor of anchovies and capers, something this spread uses in spades. My wife, who also likes their flavor, felt that I may have gone overboard with the anchovies. For those of you who prefer a slightly lighter … Continue reading

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Shitake mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Here is another quick idea for a side dish that uses up garlic scapes. Although they can be cooked intact, I recommend chopping the scapes into green bean sized pieces. Garlic Scapes with Shitake and Pancetta Bunch of garlic scapes … Continue reading

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