My Super Easy Chicken Marsala

September 26, 2011

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I had chicken breast, I had mushrooms, so I made chicken marsala- super quick, super tasty, super easy.   I didnt have marsala wine so I substituted with some sherry and it did the trick.  This is a rich tasting dish that can impress for any dinner party, but is easy enough to make for a […]

Sunday Dinner: Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto

September 18, 2011

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With the cooler fall weather settling in this weekend I was inspired to make a fall like Sunday dinner.  I have been trying to perfect my butternut squash and pancetta risotto and I think I got pretty close this week.  In the past, I have tried Barefoot Contessa’s method of roasting the squash in the […]

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast and Fingerlings

September 13, 2011

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Since the school year started last week it has been a bit hectic, so I have not been able to post recently.  Tonight I wanted to capture the flavors and smells of autumn and nothing reminds me of that more than oven roasted chicken.  The smells that were wafting out of my oven were unbelievable! […]

Zucchini Soup

August 30, 2011

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My neighbor shared her abundance of zucchini from her garden with me earlier this week.  I had already made linguine with zucchini so tonight I needed to try something different.  When eating at Ninety Acres last year I remember eating this summer squash soup, which was just delicious, so I tried to recreate that with […]

Posted in: Soups, Veggies

Vanilla French Toast

August 28, 2011

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Since we were trapped at home due to the hurricane today, James made us a great breakfast- challah bread french toast.  We love using challah bread instead of regular sliced white bread because it adds a great decadence to this sometimes overdone breakfast dish.  We got this recipe from my Better Homes and Garden and […]

Posted in: Breakfast/Brunch

BBQ Inspired Dinner

August 28, 2011

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Here is a completely different spin on the pork tenderloin that I made last week.  I was feeling all Americana and decided to make some homemade BBQ sauce.  I should really leave the BBQing to James, as he is far better at it than I will ever be.  I tried, and def learned from my […]

Posted in: Meat, Sides

Tonno con Pomodorini

August 24, 2011

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Tonight it was just me for dinner so I made a quick no-cooking needed meal that is healthy and satisfying.  This recipe was inspired from my recent trip to Italy.  We made sure to visit the small fishing village of Cetara located on the Amalfi Coast.  This town is famous for it’s anchovies (dont make […]