Roasted Potatoes with Mustard Vinaigrette + Bleu Cheese

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I hope you’re reading this feeling refreshed after a long weekend!  We had a great one that involved so much yummy food and this Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette +Bleu Cheese was up there on the list.

It’s a fantastic way to doll up potatoes without much work at all.  We paired it with grilled steaks and a green salad and it fit in just perfectly.  It’s wonderful both warm and at room temperature which makes it great for entertaining and it couldn’t be more simple to do. Continue reading

Tomato Basil Cream Chicken

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This is something I make fairly often and realized just this week that I have yet to share the recipe with you.  You’ll have it on the table in the blink of an eye and it may be devoured just as quickly, too.

This Tomato Basil Cream Chicken is the perfect dish for those times when you are wanting yummy tomato flavor but are unable to get your hands on delicious, home-grown varieties.  Store-purchased roma tomatoes are all you need-sounds blah, no?  But let me just tell you how this whole deal works…I’m sure I can convince you to get the “blah” out of your brain… Continue reading

Maple Mustard Pan-Roasted Salmon

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How was the weekend?  It’s officially spring, friends..congratulations..you’ve made it!  I’m feeling awfully grateful that ‘technical’ winter is behind us…now if we could just get these temps (and random bouts of snow) out of the equation.

So with spring comes lighter food, which I am feeling so ready for.  You know I’m all about soups, stews and gratins but there comes a point in time when a change of food is in order…and around here our changes in food tend to come and go with the seasons. Continue reading

Roasted Balsamic Tomato Melts

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I like these.   I reeeeaaaalllly like these.

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This boring old tomato had been staring me in the eye for days and I finally caved.  I knew it wasn’t the kind of tomato that was worthy of being eaten alone with a little salt.  After all, it is March.  But I needed to utilize it in some way.  So I sliced it up and away to the oven it went for a roast.   Continue reading

Open Faced Roasted Salmon Salad Sandwich

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I once wrote an article about the positives of having a traveling husband.  And I totally forgot to include a very important perk.

When your husband travels, particularly to Seattle, he feels terribly bad that you are missing out on all the ‘fun’ so he has fresh fish from Pike Place Market sent home for you.  That Nickyboy.  He’s a total winner.  Continue reading

Pan Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate and Tahini Sauce

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Ladies and Gentleman of the Delicious Food Nation please rise…

We are gathered here  today to witness the union of Roasted Chicken, Pomegranate Relish and Tahini Sauce in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate, that is not to be entered into lightly, but reverently and soberly.  Well, if you want to pair it with a fine white wine that would be okay. Continue reading

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pie

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Spaghetti Pie.  My guess it’s graced your family’s table in some way, shape or form.  Think baked ziti, with spaghetti noodles.  It’s casserole-ish.  Hot dish-ish, to my Minnesotan friends.  It’s comforting, rich, gooey and just plain welcomed in my home.

So, how about Spaghetti Pie with roasted spaghetti squash?  Have you?  Would you?  You should.  You totally should.  Heres why… Continue reading