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Menu Recap: December / Week 4

daisi - December 23, 2011
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The only thing I cooked this week was all of this for my Girls’ Night Christmas Potluck on Wednesday. Appetizer: Goat cheese, pancetta, and chive stuffed mushrooms I forgot to buy the pancetta, so I used thinly sliced pepperoni. These were a HUGE hit and I will definitely be making them again. Main Dish: Garlic Crusted Pork Loin This pork loin was very tender and delicious. …

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Chipotle Roasted Chicken &Vegetable Pizza

daisi - December 21, 2011

In my menu recap from last week, I described this recipe as follows: This “pizza” was really tasty with a lot of different flavors. I say “pizza” with quotes because it isn’t your typical pizza. No hot, melty cheese, or your regular pizza sauce or toppings. I would say this is more of a flat bread than a pizza, regardless, it’s delicious. Here’s what you’ll need: …

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Garlicky Spinachy Lasagna

daisi - December 19, 2011

This meatless Monday is a story of a potential disaster turned success. I set out to make this Garlicky Spinach Lasagna, but I did it mostly wrong. The good news is, my way turned out great and I decided to share it with you. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 1/2 lbs. baby spinach or 1 box frozen spinach 4 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped …

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Creamy Chicken Salad

daisi - December 19, 2011

I think the sign of a great recipe is if every time you make it, people ask for a copy of the recipe. That is this recipe for me. It was created by accident one day when I didn’t have enough mayo and threw in some sour cream as a substitute. The result is a tangy, creamy, can’t-put-your-finger-on-it taste, that will make you wonder why …

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Menu Recap: December / Week 3

daisi - December 16, 2011
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I really like doing these menu recaps. It holds me accountable for our meals throughout the week and forces me to organize a shopping list at the beginning of the week rather than running to the store after work or on my lunch break twice a week. Run on sentence anyone? I’m sure menu planning isn’t something new to you guys, but it’s a first …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

daisi - December 15, 2011

I love Indian food and earlier this year I got brave enough to attempt to make it at home. And it actually turned out great. Better than great. So good that when I hosted another girls’ night, people requested Indian food. So I decided to attempt this slow-cooker chicken tikka masala. And it was so good that after said girls’ night, a friend has since …

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French Dip Sandwiches

daisi - December 4, 2011

As promised, here is your recipe for the French Dip Sandwiches we had last week. The recipe originated from the Baking Bites blog that I discovered through pinterest.  This recipe was ridiculously easy (as are most crock pot recipes) and is going straight to my “keeper” folder on pinterest because the results were so good. I just love easy, delicious recipes This is all you’ll need: approx …

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Menu Recap: December / Week 1

daisi - December 3, 2011
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Monday: Rachael Ray’s Arroz con Pavo I love re-purposing leftovers, and this turkey with rice sounded perfect for all of the turkey we had leftover from the recent holiday. Unfortunately, my turkey had already gone bad, so sad. Thought I’d share the recipe, though, in case any of you were smarter than me and put some turkey in the freezer for a future meal. Tuesday: I …

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Chicken & Peas Curry

daisi - November 28, 2011

Very rarely do I remember recipes I’ve seen in magazines or online when I’m done for the day. This one, however, stuck with me for some reason. Probably because I love curry and had never cooked with lamb (still haven’t for the record). Whatever the reason this recipe stuck with me, I’m glad it did because it was a super easy meal to make and …

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Bratwurst & Veggie Saute with Gouda Cheese Sauce

daisi - November 22, 2011

This meal is a personal creation using items we already had in our fridge/freezer. I love it when these thrown together meals turn into a “keeper” recipe. And as a bonus, it’s actually pretty healthy (as long as you don’t go overboard on the cheese sauce). Here’s what you’ll need: For the saute: 3 slices bacon (not pictured) 2 chicken bratwursts 1/2 red onion, diced …

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