Monthly Archives: November 2009

Quick Mushroom-Barley Soup

I don’t think I have ever cooked with barley before. Barley is….very chewy. Not sure if I love it or not. Anywho, this soup was ok. I didn’t love it. I told Toby it didn’t knock my socks off. I … Continue reading

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Toasted Sesame Balsamic Asparagus

I saw this ad for McCormick’s Toasted Sesame Seeds in a magazine (along with this recipe), so I thought I would give it a whirl. This is pretty easy, and really jazzes up your basic roasted asparagus. I roasted mine … Continue reading

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Pumpkin- Sage Polenta

Have you ever had polenta? I love it. And I love pumpkin. So why not combine them?  This is a great side to throw together in a snap. Seriously, this was ready in about 7 minutes. I did use Silk … Continue reading

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Mushroom Pies with Pear Salad

Well, the Food Network magazine has done it again. This was AWESOME. Toby said several times how great it was, and then he said “This is in your top 10 of best meals EVER.” Ever! I had my doubts about … Continue reading

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Guy Fieri’s Holy Haluski

We love watching Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives on tv. I get alot of good ideas from this show! Mostly it just makes me hungry. We saw this episode where this woman made this dish, and the host (Guy) tasted it … Continue reading

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Marche Wedding Soup

This recipe comes from The Splendid Table from NPR. I get their emails (maybe weekly?) and sometimes the recipes sound really good! I figured I would give this soup a try. We had it last week when it was cold … Continue reading

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(Faux) Chicken Cacciatore

I had chicken cacciatore once when I was younger, and I remember it being SO good. I decided to attempt this recipe with the Morningstar Farms fake chicken (Chick’N Strips). At first I was going to just throw the strips … Continue reading

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Zesty Broccoli Casserole

My grandmother makes the best broccoli casserole, and whenever we have family get-togethers, she makes it because she knows I love it so much. This broccoli casserole uses Panko, which are Japanese breadcrumbs. This was pretty simple to put together, … Continue reading

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Cheddar-Polenta Puff

Ok, so they can’t all be winners, right? Basically this is a cheese souffle. I really should not have attempted this recipe, since I had an needy toddler running around, and the recipe was on my laptop, which was across … Continue reading

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Banana Banana Bread

Last Friday I noticed that I had 4 sad-looking bananas on my counter. They were too far gone for me to eat them in cereal, so I thought, YES, I have an excuse to make banana bread! So I looked … Continue reading

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