Archive for October, 2010

Indian Summer Chili with Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Turkey Chili in the fall and winter is a go-to weeknight meal of mine. It can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, it’s healthy and warm and tasty. Since I make it often, I like to/need to mix it up so we are not eating the same exact meal week after week. I came [...]

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Daring Kitchen Challenge October 2010: Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves

This month our hostess, Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness, has challenged The Daring Cooks to stuff grape leaves. Lori chose a recipe adapted from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food (a Borzoi Book by Claudia Roden, published by Alfred A. Knopf). This is an interpretation of that recipe. Recipe: Mediterranean Stuffed Grape Leaves Ingredients [...]

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Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

Recipe: Spiked Mulled Apple Cider Adapted from Epicurious Ingredients 3 cups apple cider 2 tbs firmly packed light brown sugar 3 whole allspice berries 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 Naval Orange 4 whole cloves 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced 1/2 cup Apple Brandy or Spiced Rum Whipped Cream Instructions [...]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Gingered Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bars Ingredients 4 eggs 1 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp mace 1 tsp salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 [...]

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Chicken Piccata with Red Grapes over Arugula Cappellini

Last night for dinner we had Chicken Piccata over Arugula Cappellini served with a simple green salad, crusty bread and a nice Sauvignon Blanc. I like to serve the same wine that I use for the sauce, I feel it compliments a dish nicely. Because of the lemon in the Piccata sauce you’ll want to [...]

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Weekly Menu

Sunday – Chicken Piccata with Red Grapes over Arugula Cappellini with Green Salad and Crusty Bread Dessert: Apple Pie Pops with Double Dipping Sauces (Salted Butter Carmel, Spiced Whipped Cream) Monday -  Indian Summer Chili with Buttermilk-Cornbread Tuesday – Chicken in Brandied-Apple Cider Sauce, Brown Butter Pecan Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash with Spinach & Craisins [...]

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Smoked Salmon Tarts

Saturday night, I needed an appetizer that would be quick to put together after spending the day on the farm for my daughter’s horseback riding birthday party. Tired from party planning, entertaining 15 4 year olds and unwrapping and playing with presents, we were headed to a friend’s house for dinner. I needed an appetizer [...]

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Thai Coconut Shrimp over Orange-Scented Brown Rice

This was very simple and quick to prepare. I usually keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer. To defrost in 20 minutes, I place the shrimp in a bowl and cover with cold water and change it out about every 5 minutes. While you are defrosting the shrimp you can set the rice [...]

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Cucumber-Carrot Ribbon Salad

This is simple light salad goes well with Thai food. The colors of the carrot and cucumber make it very attractive. It would have been enhanced with the addition of Black Sesame Seeds. I used shredded carrots because I had them. You can also use a whole peeled carrot and make “ribbons” by running your [...]

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Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs over Soft Polenta

Wednesday’s are an activity evening at our house. So dinner is eaten late. I like to prepare slow cooked meals on these days to make it just a little easier. I set the ribs to cook in the afternoon. Upon arriving home, I prepared the squash and polenta I served with the ribs. Quick, simple [...]

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