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creamy tomato soup

daisi - January 3, 2014
creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) had a soup extravaganza over her fall break this year. A different soup for every day, I so wish I had fall break (and spring break for that matter) so I could have such fun days cooking soups upon soups. Until that day comes, I will stick with living vicariously through Karin (and …

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minestrone with chicken meatballs

daisi - January 2, 2014
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I call this a perfect alternative to your basic chicken and noodles. You still have the chicken and you still have the noodles, just in different forms. I found it in Bon Appetit magazine (which I love) and tweaked it a bit by adding a few more vegetables. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces ground chicken (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, divided, plus more …

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roasted garlic-parmigiano broccoli

daisi - January 1, 2014
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I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d share a great side dish I made over the holidays. I made it for 2 Christmas dinners because it is so good and so easy. I found it in a Food & Wine holiday suggested recipes email. The butter alone is worth making this recipe, we used the extra butter for rolls & it was delicious!   …

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my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
july august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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Gwyneth’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes

daisi - October 25, 2013
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These tomatoes are a must. Must make. Must try. They are so easy and they can be used for SO many things. Add them to a pizza, pasta or salad. Eat them with cheese and crackers. Eat them by themselves. Something about slow roasting transforms these tomatoes into a delicate addition to your meal. It’s vegan and vegetarian and paleo and all of those things. …

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swordfish skewers with sweet pepper salad

daisi - August 9, 2013
rosemary swordfish skewers

Like I said in my May/June menu recap, I usually think Bon Appetit‘s recipes are a little too ingredient heavy and time consuming. But this one was neither… It had ingredients I was familiar with and had instructions I could easily follow. I loved the sweet pepper salad that the fish is served with too, it’d be a great salad to accompany any grilled meal. …

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PW’s pepperoni pizza burgers

daisi - July 8, 2013
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I forgot to include these in my June menu recap – but I didn’t want you to miss out, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you in July. I don’t know why I never thought to make a pepperoni pizza burger. It’s actually pretty genius. So whether you’re craving pizza or a burger, this is sure to satisfy. here’s what you’ll need: 1 …

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my may/june menu

daisi - July 4, 2013
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I found some fantastic recipes during May & June that I can’t wait to share with you. Summer time is my favorite time of year, despite the over 100° days. I have been slowly working on my patio, making it comfy and a great place to hang out. I got these chairs & ottoman on sale at World Market at the beginning of the summer …

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philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

daisi - July 3, 2013
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I love a good philly cheesesteak sandwich. I mean, what’s not to love? Cheese, sauteed veggies, steak, delicious bread… oh so good. I’ve never attempted to make my own cheesesteak sandwich because it sounds labor intensive to slice the meat so thin. And I also don’t have a flattop to properly cook the meat. I have been eyeing these from the Little Kitchen, but haven’t …

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roasted veggie tacos

daisi - June 18, 2013
roasted veggie tacos

I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living and immediately thought it sounded amazing. Roasted vegetables on a taco, why had I never thought of this before? It’s simple enough: roast veggies, slap them on a tortilla. Her recipe was for portobello and zucchini tacos and don’t they look amazing? I didn’t just stop at zucchini and portobellos though. I used all of the in-season …

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