Monthly Archives: October 2012

Curried Chicken and Lentil Soup

2 T. butter 2 T. olive oil two bone-in chicken breasts with skin 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot chopped 1 small turnip, chopped 1 T. curry powder, or more to taste 4 whole cloves 6 black peppercorns, lightly crushed 1/4 … Continue reading

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Turkey, Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Turkey mixture: 1.25 lbs ground turkey (you can use breast or combination dark and light) 1 1/2 T. chili powder 1 1/2 t. ground cumin 1 t. lemon-pepper seasoning 1 t. garlic salt Mix raw ground turkey with chili powder, … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Dripless Baster

I’ve had numerous plastic turkey basters over the years and they have all gotten yellow and cracked.  I tried this one from Tovolo and because of the stainless steel it has lasted for years now.  The bulb on the top … Continue reading

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Apple-Pecan Harvest Salad

1 Honeycrisp or Fuji apple, cored and thinly sliced 1/2 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces (can also use equivelent amount of spring mix) 1 head red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces 1 … Continue reading

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Glazed Pecans

1 egg white 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1 t. kosher salt 1 lb. pecans halves or bits Preheat oven to 225 degrees.  Grease baking sheet with oil. In large bowl, whisk egg white until frothy.  Whisk in sugar and salt … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats

Halloween is such a fun time of year!  I especially love the food that I get to make.  My favorites are desserts of course! Here are some of my tried and true Halloween treats that parents and kids alike love.  … Continue reading

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Old School Lasagna

3/4 lb. hot Italian sausage 3/4 lb. mild Italian sausage 64 oz prepared marinara/tomato sauce (I like a basic garlic or basil flavor) 4 c. shredded mozzarella + 2 c. shredded mozzarella for topping 1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese + 1/2 … Continue reading

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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

1 (18.25 oz) package Devils Food Cake Mix 1 (3.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix 1 (16 oz) container sour cream 3 eggs 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. cooled espresso or coffee flavored liqueur (I like Kahlua) 2 … Continue reading

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Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 (18.25 oz) package Devils Food Cake Mix 1 (3.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix 1 (16 oz) container sour cream 3 eggs 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. cooled espresso or coffee flavored liqueur (I like Kahlua) 2 … Continue reading

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Stewpots and French Ovens

Making a stew that slowly cooks in the oven for hours is the quintessential fall comfort food.  Just the smell of the slowly roasting meats and vegetables makes even a rainy day enjoyable.  I have some favorite recipes that I … Continue reading

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