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Wild Rice StewWild Rice Stew My husband loves wild rice, and I love fresh vegetable, and since the weather is unseasonably cool, I decided a hearty stew was in order. This was amazing. Thick, rich, and completely satisfying!

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Chicken-roni with AvocadoChicken-roni with Avocado This was based on a dish my mother used to make. It's become a comfort meal for us and a favorite of my husband. It's a fusion of flavors from savory chicken with rice & pasta, to the creamy coolness of diced avocado and the spicy zest of the salsa. This is a hearty dish that satisfies!

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Garam MasalaGaram Masala I have a kitchen full of wonderful whole spices. Ever since I got a good spice grinder, I've been a snob about pre-ground spices. If you haven't tried fresh ground cinnamon, you're cheating yourself. So, when I wanted the flavor of Garam Masala, I toasted the whole herbs and ground my own. The house smelled spectacular!

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Lamb in Acorn SquashLamb in Acorn Squash This popped into my head as I meandered through the farmer's market the other week. The flavors kept crossing my mind until I finally had to give it a try. It really turned out to be very flavorful, the spices, lamb and squash are naturals together!

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Jalapeno Chicken StewJalapeno Chicken Stew Today we bundled up, stoked the fire, and prepared for what they promised would be the ice and snow storm of winter. With some foresight, my husband and I made the excursion to the local farmer's market for root vegetables and chickens. We also found a woman selling Amish made pasta called Pot Pie Pasta. They were thick and square cut and made me want to create a thick chicken stew to showcase them. Among the stands of vegetables, we found a basket of firm, plump jalapeno peppers, carrots and sweet onions. We also nabbed a late season sweet potato that had to have easily weighed 2 lbs. A plan was coming together! A loaf of Challah and we were set!

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Recent Recipes

Hearty Tomato Soup

Hearty Tomato Soup

Comments (0) | September 21, 2008

Another Farmer’s Market haul of fantastic goodies inspired me to make this soup. After tasting it, purchase I started inviting friends over. It was so good that my husband bought me a pressure canner and we made another batch to get us through the winter. This has now become a yearly event for us. It’s […]

Sweet Cornbread

Sweet Cornbread

Comments (0) | April 27, 2007

I used to make cornbread from scratch, and then my husband convinced me to take the easy way out and buy the Jiffy mix, which he grew up loving. I developed a taste for it, so I hadn’t made cornbread from scratch again. Until tonight (April, 2007 and we’ve been married 18 years), that is. I made a really nice chili-mac for dinner and wanted corn bread, but with the rain, I didn’t feel like running out to the store. So I searched the cupboard, and found I had everything here to make my own. Since the recipe on the carton was very bland to us, I decided to make some alterations and was told that this was “the best corn bread you’ve ever made!”

Jalapeno Chicken Stew

Jalapeno Chicken Stew

Comments (0) | February 26, 2007

Today we bundled up, stoked the fire, and prepared for what they promised would be the ice and snow storm of winter. With some foresight, my husband and I made the excursion to the local farmer’s market for root vegetables and chickens. We also found a woman selling Amish made pasta called Pot Pie Pasta. They were thick and square cut and made me want to create a thick chicken stew to showcase them. Among the stands of vegetables, we found a basket of firm, plump jalapeno peppers, carrots and sweet onions. We also nabbed a late season sweet potato that had to have easily weighed 2 lbs. A plan was coming together! A loaf of Challah and we were set!

Artichoke Ricotta Wreath

Artichoke Ricotta Wreath

Comments (0) | December 23, 2006

This incredibly flavorful treat came as a last minute inspiration while trying to come up with a vegetarian friendly filling for a crescent roll wreath I learned to make at a Pampered Chef party.

Cranberry Cappuccino Biscotti

Cranberry Cappuccino Biscotti

Comments (0) | November 13, 2006

This is a lovely biscotti for the holiday season. If you are doing any entertaining where coffee will be served, these dunkable delicacies make a wonderful treat.

Sage Blackberry Cookies

Sage Blackberry Cookies

Comments (0) | November 13, 2006

These thumbprint cookies make perfect appetizers because they blend savory and sweet flavors. The cornmeal adds a fabulous, unexpected texture. I discovered that sage and fruit go together to make dishes exotic and delicious. I’ve combined sage with peaches, black raspberry, blackberries, and cherries with much appreciation!

Gouda Walnut Tartlettes

Gouda Walnut Tartlettes

Comments (0) | November 13, 2006

This dish allows you to make tasty appetizers and, with little effort, additional light little crackers that can be used in the presentation.

Roast Beef Wraps

Roast Beef Wraps

Comments (0) | November 13, 2006

I wanted to do something different than the standard ham roll ups, so I created this savory treat.