Recipes

Stuffed Dover Sole Recipe

In general, I’m not a big fan of fish. There’s no particular reason why other than perhaps a few bad experiences with improperly cooked fish. Sure I’ll throw together some tilapia tacos or some beer battered perch now and then, but for the most part, I shy away from experimenting with fish.

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Pan Fried Sage Butter Gnocchi with Bacon & Asiago Cheese Recipe

Pan Fried Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Every now and then I find myself getting a little bit obsessed with a flavor combination. Maybe it’s cranberries and goat cheese turned into every variation of salad and appetizer or rosemary and garlic being baked into various types of bread. Lately, I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with crispy sage butter. There’s just something amazing about the smell of sage sizzling in butter and the texture of the leaves after they’ve crisped up in golden shimmery butter.

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Weekly Menu – December 3rd, 2012

This is a short week for me…I’m headed to Las Vegas early Wednesday morning to speak at a conference and won’t be home until late Thursday evening. Now the truth is, Mr W is amazingly capable of feeding the kids just fine while I’m gone…but I’d rather he not have to worry about it, so I’ve planned the schedule to leave him plenty of leftovers while I’m gone.

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Weekly Menu – November 26th, 2012

After taking a week off for the insanity of Thanksgiving, I’m back to relying on my weekly menu planner to get dinner on the table each night. Of course we’re also post Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas, so that means lots of freezer powered and budget friendly meals here on the farm.

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30 Minute Deconstructed Chicken Parmesan Recipe

So here’s the thing…like most people in the world, my intentions don’t always line up with the reality of my every day life. Take last Tuesday. I had every intention of making Chicken Parmesan for dinner.  It’s a wonderfully hearty and delicious fall meal and we hadn’t had it in ages. Then 5pm rolled around and I realized I’d forgotten to take the chicken out of the freezer. Oops.

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Three Cheese Lemon Garlic Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

I’ve been having some astounding luck lately making up recipes. This is a good thing as we keep running into nights where I just don’t have time to spend 30-40 minutes in the kitchen following a recipe that calls for ingredients I may or may not have forgotten to thaw. So, that’s meant a lot of time spent looking through the fridge and pantry and figuring out what I might be able to throw together.

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Menu Planner – Week of November 5th

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I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but around these parts fall is over and we’ve moved firmly into the land of the bare trees. It’s funny, as driving just thirty minutes north still leads to a little bit of color, but here on the farm,  fall is no more…and that’s got me craving comfort food. Welcome back to the menu my warm and hearty friend…

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35 Minute Awesomely Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

For the past few weeks, every last one of us has been fighting something ranging from the common cold to full on bronchitis. I thought I’d finally turned the corner a week ago, just as Mr W started coming down with it. Then Sunday rolled around and we both ended up so sick it took everything we had to get out of bed and make it to church.

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Menu Planner – Week of October 29th

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You know those times when the entire family is down with the cold or flu and you subside on what can easily e thrown together at dinner time from the contents of your fridge? Yeah, that was us last week. Thankfully I keep enough things on hand to make things like salads, pasta and fritatta’s easy fixings. This week, we’re all on the mend and menu planning is back in play.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta with Goat Cheese Recipe

This recipe may be one of my absolute favorite go-to recipes when I don’t know what else to make. Every member of my family will eat it, company is ALWAYS impressed by it and to be blatantly honest, it’s so simple I feel a little guilty taking compliments for it.

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