Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

daisi - July 31, 2014
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I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while now. My mom got me a julienne peeler for my birthday so I figured I’d better give it a try. I didn’t have zucchini, but I had yellow summer squash courtesy of my baby brother so I used that instead. The peeler wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to use, but it wasn’t …

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my december menu

daisi - February 14, 2014

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | There is no recipe required for almond bark. It’s as …

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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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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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Four-Cheese Pizza

daisi - September 3, 2012
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This pizza also came from the Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook that we received as a wedding gift. [click here to buy] The cheese combination is very unique and scrumptious. All you need to do is prepare your favorite pizza dough, which can be homemade or store bought. I know you can buy the fresh pizza dough from Whole Foods or maybe even …

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roasted parmesan asparagus

daisi - August 13, 2012

In my attempt to cook from every cookbook I own, I decided to make the Parmesan Roasted Asparagus from this Barefoot Contessa’s cookbook. It was a great accompaniment to the Chicken Burgers I posted last week. Two Food Network hosts, one delicious meal. And as with any roasted [insert vegetable here] recipe, it’s as simple as heating up your oven, drizzling some olive oil and …

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash [square]

daisi - January 2, 2012

I’ve been wanting to try a stuffed acorn squash recipe for a while now. I really, really, really like quinoa so when I came across a recipe stuffing acorn squash with quinoa, I knew I had to try it myself. This recipe is so simple, yet yields a great, filling, and healthy meal. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Here is what you will …

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Meatless Monday: Swiss Chard with Grilled Polenta

daisi - September 15, 2011

Get to your local farmer’s market and pick up some swiss chard right now. It is a must have for your future meatless meals. It’s so hearty I doubt you will miss the meat, especially when you pair it with grilled polenta as a base. Ingredients 1 tube polenta 2 tablespoons butter Approximately 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon minced garlic …

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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

daisi - May 5, 2011

I recently decided that we need to eat more fish. I made this decision for various reasons, but mainly because it’s delicious and, for the most part, good for you. It should also be noted that since I made this wise decision I have cooked fish all of one time. Yeah, I’m really good at following through. At least I have this one recipe to …

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