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  • Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan

    Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan

    Posted on Sep 15th, 2013

    Eggplant and Zucchini have been coming out of my ears (nearly) all Summer long thanks to a luscious and bountiful garden season. Combining the two…

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    Baked Eggplant Ricotta Stack

    Baked Eggplant Ricotta Stack

    Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011

    This time of the Summer, garden fresh Eggplant and Tomatoes are growing in abundance. If you grow your own, Eggplant can be a challenging vegetable…

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    Beef and Noodles

    Beef Tips and Egg Noodles

    Posted on Oct 6th, 2011

    I was reminded of the joys of egg noodles during the years I lived in Portland, OR. My friend Danni is a huge fan and they were a regular item at her…

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    The Burger with fresh melted Havarti, Tomato and Avocado.

    Bison Meatloaf Burgers

    Posted on Mar 31st, 2011

    If you like burgers and love meatloaf you will adore the tasty combination in this recipe. The burgers are made with lean bison meat which make them…

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    Bison Quinoa Meatballs

    Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs in Brown Pan Sauce (ME)

    Posted on Oct 14th, 2011

    These meatballs were a miracle of happenstance. I went to look for my standard oatmeal and realized there was none in the pantry. I was rummaging…

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    Bison Quinoa Meatballs

    Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Pasta (as seen in Kentucky Monthly)

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2012

    This recipe is featured in the May 2012 edition of Kentucky Monthly magazine and was the winner of the recipe contest for the category of Local Fare…

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    Chicken Pot Pie with Summer Vegetables

    Chicken Pot Pie with Early Summer Vegetables

    Posted on Jun 20th, 2012

    Chicken Pot Pie is one of those essential foods that everybody loves. Throughout the year you can utilize a variety of veggies in your pot pie…

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    Lavender Mixtures

    Cooking with Lavender

    Posted on Apr 18th, 2011

    About five years ago I fell in love with Lavender. The smell and beauty of the plant entranced me. I quickly learned, after visiting numerous…

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    Cornmeal Crusted Black Bean Cakes

    Cornmeal Crusted Black Bean Cakes (ME)

    Posted on May 26th, 2011

    I first made these black bean cakes during my law school years, and hadn't made them in so long I couldn't remember the specifics. Many a legal…

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    Cranberry Meatloaf

    Cranberry Glazed Italian Meatloaf

    Posted on Nov 15th, 2011

    This meatloaf was a smashing success at my recent dinner party. The savory Italian spicing of the meat is a beautiful contrast to the sweet and tart…

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    Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

    Posted on Feb 29th, 2012

    I'll admit up front, this isn't the healthiest recipe you'll find on my site, but it is so tasty it is worth the splurge. I went to my good friends'…

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    Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork

    Four Roses Bourbon BBQ Slow Cooker Pork #BourbonBBQ

    Posted on May 28th, 2014

    May is National Barbecue Month in the U.S., and I celebrated with friends and family over some tasty Slow Cooker BBQ Pork in a homemade Four Roses…

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    Summer Squash Pasta

    Fresh Summer Squash Pasta

    Posted on Aug 18th, 2011

    This basic pasta highlights the buttery, tasty squash you can only find in summer. Generally, the smaller the zucchini, or other varieties of summer…

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    Fresh Tomatoes from the Garden

    Fresh Tomato Sauce (ME)

    Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

    There is nothing as nice as a homemade, fresh tomato sauce to brighten an otherwise ordinary meal. One of the primary delights of the summer are…

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    Garlic Chicken Pappardelle

    Garlic Chicken Pasta

    Posted on Jul 29th, 2011

    This steamy, fresh pasta with pan fried garlic chicken, garden veggies and ricotta cheese is a must have on those nights when you're craving a heavy…

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    Garlic Sage Pork

    Garlic Sage Grilled Pork Tenderloin (ME)

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2011

    The key to this tasty pork is picking a great piece of meat and allowing it to marinate for at least 24 hours. Once those two criteria are met you'll…

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    Spaghetti Squash Pasta

    Garlicky Whole Grain Spaghetti Squash Pasta (ME)

    Posted on Nov 1st, 2011

    I love spaghetti squash but, like most people I hear complaints from, it doesn't fully substitute as a pasta for me. There is a heartiness and…

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    All the fixins' for Guinness Spiked Irish Pie

    Guinness Spiked Irish Pie

    Posted on Mar 16th, 2011

    This tasty dish is the perfect treat for a St. Patrick's Day feast with friends and family. Traditionally, St. Patrick's Day was a religious holiday…

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    Havarti Grilled Cheese 1

    Havarti Green Apple Grilled Cheese

    Posted on Apr 18th, 2011

    I have made legendary grilled cheese since I was in college. But I moved up from the processed, packaged American cheese slices of my childhood to…

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    Italian Three Cheese Stuffed Chicken

    Italian Three Cheese Stuffed Chicken

    Posted on May 12th, 2011

    Chicken is one of my favorite (and one of the most versatile) dinner staples. Italian spices - Rosemary, Oregano, Basil - are my favorite to cook…

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    Turkey Burger

    Juicy Turkey Burgers (ME)

    Posted on Apr 27th, 2012

    These burgers are quick and easy to make, but add a major punch of tasty flavor to any meal. I cooked these burgers in Coconut Oil, which was a first…

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    Roasted Chicken, hot out of the oven.

    Lemon-Butter Rosemary Chicken

    Posted on Mar 22nd, 2011

    This chicken is basic, easy and flavorful. The below recipe yields for an entire roasted chicken (cut into pieces). The recipe can be downsized to…

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    Chicken Salad

    Plum Roasted Chicken Salad

    Posted on Jun 20th, 2011

    This simple chicken salad has just enough sweetness to offset the saltiness and texture of the succulent roasted chicken. Celery, Cranberries and…

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    Prosciutto, Spinach and Gruyere Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

    Prosciutto, Gruyere and Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

    Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

    This savory combination of Yukon Gold Potatoes, Eggs, Spinach, Prosciutto and Gruyere is the perfect brunch dish. As an added bonus, it is gluten…

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    Savory Sausage Bread Pudding, Hot from the Oven

    Savory Sausage Bread Pudding

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2011

    My friends can attest to the fact that I often prefer savory foods over sweet. Don't get me wrong, I do thoroughly enjoy a wonderful dessert, but…

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    Langostino and Greens

    Seafood Tossed Brussels and Kale (ME)

    Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

    Last week I started my Mindful Eating Plan and the first recipe I made was Langostino Tails with Brussels Sprouts and Kale. Langostino is a Spanish…

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    Simple Fried Rice

    Simple Fried Rice (ME)

    Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

    I recently traveled to Bali and have been on an Asian food kick ever since. Bali is one of many islands in Indonesia and, while it does have some…

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    Slow Cooker Braised Beef Short Ribs

    Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

    Posted on Dec 21st, 2012

    There is nothing better than coming home to a meal that is already 80% complete. Toss these ingredients in the slow cooker first thing in the morning…

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    Pea Pasta

    Snuggled Pea Pasta

    Posted on Sep 8th, 2011

    Peas and shell pasta are the perfect match. 2 peas magically fit into each little shell, creating snuggly little bites of perfection. Two tasty peas…

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    Tomato Pie

    Southern Deep Dish Tomato Pie

    Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

    Fresh Summer Tomatoes are a must have at picnics and barbecues across America, but are nearly worshiped in the South. Big fresh slices, sprinkled…

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    Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

    Strawberry Balsamic Chicken with Late Spring Vegetables (ME)

    Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

    The bright flavors of late Spring combine in this simple chicken dish to light up your palate. It is so good you may want to sing a song or dance a…

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    Bolognese

    Sweet Sausage Bolognese

    Posted on Sep 20th, 2011

    This slightly sweet version of Bolognese (a traditional Italian meat sauce normally made with beef) has been transformed into a pork lover's delight.…

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    meatloaf

    Tangy Bison Meatloaf (ME)

    Posted on Aug 27th, 2011

    I'm currently visiting my boyfriend in coastal Virginia and Hurricane Irene is headed this way tonight. The wind and rain has already started to rip…

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    Turkey Meatballs

    Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Squash Pasta (ME)

    Posted on Oct 5th, 2011

    You know me, I love my Italian comfort food and this pasta and meatballs really fits the bill. The turkey is tender and delicious and the kick of the…

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    Green Stir Fry Noodles

    Very Green Vegetarian Asian Noodles

    Posted on Apr 3rd, 2012

    I recently spent some time in China and brought home some goodies from the local Asian markets. There were so many things I loved about the food on…

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    Whole Grain Spaghetti

    Whole Grain Chili with Bittersweet Chocolate (ME)

    Posted on Oct 30th, 2011

    This is a hearty, healthy chili for those cool Fall nights and even colder Winter nights. There are a few ingredients in this mix that may surprise…

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    Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust (ME)

    Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

    Whole wheat pizza crust loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese makes for a satisfying snack or meal anytime of year. Pizza is a comfort food in the…

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    Zucchini Pie 2

    Zucchini Spinach Pie (ME)

    Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

    I've been making this simple dish for years and I recently revamped it. It had been a while since I made it and when I had my first bite this…

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