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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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Grilled Pizza with Mushrooms and Proscuitto

prepared pizza dough (can be bought in the refrigerated or freezer section of grocery store) ½ cup favorite pizza sauce 1 c. sliced mushrooms (white or cremini) 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded  provolone cheese 2T.  grated Parmesan cheese 1-2 ounces Prosciutto thinly … Continue reading

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Tomatoes!

Tomatoes have always been a particularly difficult food to make kid-friendly dishes with.  I didn’t even start eating them (unless they were disguised in soup) until a few years ago when a friend grew some of the smaller, yellow tomatoes in her garden and … Continue reading

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Matt’s Killer Guacamole

2 large avocados 1 t.  mayo 1 T. sour cream 4 – 5 green onions, sliced Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 t. onion powder 1 dash cayenne pepper 1 t. pureed garlic 3 tablespoons of favorite picco de gallo Few … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken, Basil and Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

Prepared pizza dough (most stores carry it in the refrigerated or freezer section, you can also make your own if you feel motivated 🙂 2 T. olive oil 1 grilled chicken breast half, shredded handful of fresh basil leaves, julienned 1/4- … Continue reading

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Easy Alfredo Sauce

1 c. heavy cream 3 T. butter 1 c. parmigiano-reggiano or other good parmesan cheese, shredded pinch of ground nutmeg Salt to taste Heat heavy cream and butter in a medium sauce pan.  Just before it comes to a boil, … Continue reading

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Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

1 lb. penne pasta, cooked and drained 1 batch Easy Alfredo Sauce 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 half grilled chicken breasts, shredded or thinly sliced 1 handful fresh basil, chopped Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded Cook pasta according to package directions.  Immediately, … Continue reading

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Babaganoush

1 large eggplant (about 1 lb.) 1 t. crushed garlic 1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley 1/4 t. salt 2 T. tahini 2 T. lemon juice Preheat over to 450 degrees F.  Prick eggplant with a fork and place on a foil lined cookie … Continue reading

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Best Mac and Cheese

12 oz penne pasta 1/2 c. (2 oz) sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 c. ( 2 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated 1/2 t. chili powder 4 c. cheese sauce (recipe below) Cook the pasta 2 minutes less than package instructions, rinse in cold water and set … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast halves kosher salt and fresh ground pepper 3 T. extra-virgin olive oil 12 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced 3 large cloves garlic, minced 1 c. dry Marsala 4 T. sherry 2/3 c. heavy cream 1 … Continue reading

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