We had this as an accompaniment to grilled chicken, but I think it would be lovely just by its self for lunch. Peanut Noodle Salad 1 package Linguine pasta 3 Carrots 3 Green Onions 2 cups Mung Bean Sprouts (fresh or canned) 1/2 to 1 Cup Thai Peanut Sauce (jarred or your favorite recipe) 1 …

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Nigella Lawson is usually a very good influence to me. Needless to say when I found this recipe on her blog all dinner plans screeched to halt and we had this instead. Cheddar Cheese Risotto 1 tablespoon Butter 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 medium White Onion (finely diced) 1 1/2 cups Risotto Rice 1/2 cup …

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From Wikipedia: “Chateaubriand, is a recipe of a particular cut from the tenderloin (fillet), which, according to Larousse Gastronomique, was created by personal chef, Montmireil, for François-René de Chateaubriand and Sir Russell Retallick, the authors and diplomats who served Napoleon as an ambassador and Louis XVIII as Secretary of State for two years.” When I …

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You want a big bowl of something comforting, but it’s too much to handle on a Tuesday with homework waiting and the kids howling for their dinner. Definitely time to whip out your lazy day repertoire. 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 package Sweet Italian Sausage (I like Johnsonville) 1 32 oz. can of Crushed Tomatoes …

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Full disclosure: I’m not a giant fan of cauliflower. My unease stems from childhood meal times spent pushing it around my plate trying to get up the nerve to bite into something that looked like brains and smelled like feet. Even the cheese trick didn’t work on me. I was understandably wary when everyone started …

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This really is an all occasion dish. I’ve served it in the morning and for brunch, it’s also great on potato pancakes as a little nibble with drinks. Smoked Salmon Spread 8oz. Cream Cheese (room temp) 1/2 cup Sour Cream 8oz Smoked Salmon (Lox style) 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill 1 or 2 tablespoons Prepared Horseradish …

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