Archive for January, 2011

Shepherd’s Pie

Two nights before I made the Shepherd’s Pie, I made I made Pot Roast that I re-purposed into Shepherd’s pie. I bought a 4 lb. roast that allowed me plenty of leftovers to create a Shepherd’s Pie. It was easy to put together and allowed me to change our leftovers into a delicious and different [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

Sunday – Beef Tacos and Poblano Rice Monday – London Broil, Roasted Red Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli Tuesday – Rosemary Lemon Chicken over Root Vegetables with Wild Rice and Sauteed Spinach Wednesday –Crispy Chicken Cutlets over Arugula Thursday – Shrimp Thermidore with White Rice and Roasted Brussel Sprouts The recipes will be posted after I make [...]

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Sunday Pot Roast

There is something about Sundays that make we want to cook a nice family dinner, complete with dessert. It may come from when I was in high school and my dad instituted “Sunday Dinners” where we all had to be home by 6 pm and would sit down to a special dinner. Really I think [...]

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Sausage, White Bean & Pasta Bake – Quick & hearty weeknight supper.

I had about an hour to turn Italian Sausage into dinner. I turned to the pantry and found a box of pasta and can of white beans and an onion and some tomatoes in the vegetable basket. A sausage, white bean, pasta bake topped with tomato slices. Done. It was hearty and pretty tasty and [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

Sunday – Sunday Pot Roast over Egg Noodles and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Monday – Sausage, White Bean Pasta Bake, Bread & Salad Tuesday – Shepherd’s Pie (re-purposing leftover Sunday Pot Roast) Wednesday -Weeknight Shrimp Thermidor with Steamed Broccoli Thursday – Crabcakes over Spicy Tomato Sauce Pasta, Texas Toast & Green Salad

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Basic Chocolate Fondue

Recipe: Chocolate Fondue Ingredients 8 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream 8 oz. Good Quality Chocolate – chopped 2 oz. Liquor of choice – Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Chambord etc. Instructions Heat cream until just simmering (do not boil). Add in chocolate and stir until smooth. Add in liquor if desired and mix to combine.

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Basic Cheese Fondue

Recipe: Cheese Fondue Ingredients 1 Garlic Clove – halved 8 oz. White Wine 5 oz. Gruyere Cheese – shredded 5 oz. Emmental Cheese – shredded 1 tbs All Purpose Flour 1 tbs Kirsch (Cherry Brandy) Freshly Grated Nutmeg – to taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper – to taste Instructions Rub the inside of the fondue [...]

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Mushroom and Shallot Quiche

This week my daughter’s preschool class had a mom’s brunch. I signed up to make a quiche. I love quiche. In fact, every year on my birthday I request my mom’s spinach and onion quiche. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy and it comes in a pie crust. I can eat it for breakfast, for lunch, as [...]

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Dinner Inspired by The Help…. Fried Chicken.

So I just finished reading The Help and loved it! And all I wanted to do was make the food they kept talking about in the book. So my The Help inspired dinner last night consisted of Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Steamed Cabbage & Vegetables, Sour Cream and Scallion Mashed Potatoes and of course Caramel Cake. [...]

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Caramel Cake

Reading the book The Help inspired me to make this cake. I love it! It so delicious. The cake is light but not too sweet and the caramel glaze is soo good. They are a great compliment. I ran out of buttermilk so I used sour cream. Either one works well. Recipe: Caramel Cake Summary: [...]

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