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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menu recap [week 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
Cucumber & Green Chili Topping

Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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menu recap [week 24]

daisi - June 15, 2012

So here’s what I made this week so far. I will definitely be cooking Saturday after my first trip to the farmers’ market this year, but I have no clue what it will be just yet. I’ll share if it’s good! Seriously, this week’s meals were so delicious and pretty light/healthy-ish. Monday: Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro Saw this on Sunday, made …

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salami & mozzarella calzone

daisi - June 10, 2012

Last week I was on a carbohydrate kick and happened to have some leftover pizza dough in the freezer so I decided to attempt my very first calzone. I started with this recipe from Food Network and altered it based on the reviews and my personal taste. The flavors of this calzone are spot-on… salty, cheesy, meaty, yummy. Unfortunately, my pizza dough was a little …

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menu recap [week 22]

daisi - June 2, 2012
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Now that I’m done planning a wedding, I can start cooking again! To say I’m excited would be an understatement. Our house is finally a LITTLE more organized, still working on getting it completely back to normal, but at least we have a kitchen & dining room table again. Monday: Garlic Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables On one of my days off, I caught an episode …

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Roasted Chicken Stock

daisi - March 21, 2012

It’s against my religion to let food go to waste. I cannot, will not, throw food away. Hence all my freezer woes (more to come on that). Well, a couple weeks ago when I made roasted chicken, I used it as an opportunity to make some roasted chicken stock. A new one for me. It’s very easy (as most stocks are). Just keep your chicken …

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Is a Co-op Membership for you?

daisi - March 15, 2012
vegetable basket

I recently jumped on the bandwagon and joined a co-op. Natural Farms to be exact. I think it is a great way to access organic, locally grown produce and meat products at a reasonable price. By joining, you are supporting farmers who do all the work and you reap all the benefits. The benefits are endless and include: knowing that what you’re eating is safe knowing exactly …

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Julia Child’s Roasted Chicken

daisi - March 4, 2012

Roasted chicken is one of those recipes that is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. I was itching to use my new cookbooks I got for Christmas this year, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, so I decided to attempt the Roast Chicken recipe from Julia Childs herself. It’s easy, yet time consuming so don’t run off too …

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Veggie Risotto

daisi - May 15, 2010
veggie risotto

Once upon a time Sam wanted pasta….wait, that’s every night.  As usual I didn’t want to go to the store since I live 20 minutes away from the nearest grocery store (except the farmer’s market but it was closed).  I had some leftover asparagus and onions from my trip to the farm so I started there and decided to make a fresh vegetable risotto.  FYI …

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