Archive for May, 2009

Thursday, 14 May, 2009

Pesto and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Here is an amazingly flavorful chicken recipe from my friend Ashley. We loved the freshness of the basil with the sweet sun dried tomato and the tang of the creamy goat cheese. This is the perfect upscale weeknight dinner!

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Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

Whole Wheat Oat Bran Bread

Look for more of my bread recipes over the next several weeks as I gear up to sell some at our local farmers’ market next month! There’s just nothing like a fresh, home-baked loaf of bread, ya know?

This is a moist and chewy bread with lots of body. The whole grains give it a lot of flavor and texture, but they are light enough to not weigh the bread down too much. The fine texture of the grains makes it a perfect sandwich bread – or perhaps a piece of toast with butter and jam?

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Tuesday, 12 May, 2009

Kale Chips (?)

I started bookmarking recipes using kale about a year ago now. We get tons of it in our weekly CSA baskets, so I wanted to be prepared for this season. Lucky me, kale has grown very popular over the past year or so and is touted as one of the healthiest foods you can eat these days! So it was easier to find some great recipes out there using kale than it had been in the past.

Well, it’s a good thing I had done my recipe research because what was in our very first basket of the season but a huge bunch of kale! With my new arsenal of recipes (other than just stewing it with other greens), I went to work.

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Monday, 11 May, 2009

Creamy-Tangy Fruit Dip

This fruit dip is absolutely addictive. My sister-in-law makes it for us on occasion, and it works great as either an appetizer, dessert, or summer afternoon snack. I was so excited that she agreed to let me blog it when she made it for Mother’s Day this weekend! There was a good bit of impatience and teasing aimed in my general direction as I snapped these photos – the whole family loves this stuff – but I think you will agree, dear readers, that it was worth it.

You will not believe how tasty this dip is. Plus, you know me, friends, and you KNOW how I love an *unexpected ingredient* – check out what makes this recipe so special! Good ol’ fashioned Tang!

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Sunday, 10 May, 2009

Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

A healthy dinner for a spring weeknight with fresh herbs from the garden. The marinade makes this chicken extra tender. The blend of fresh herbs makes it irresistible!

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Saturday, 9 May, 2009

Grilled Fish Tacos

Here’s a tasty little number I came up with: grilled fish tacos. Hubby and I love Mexican food, and eating lighter is on our agenda these days with a beach vacation coming up. So here is my lightened-up version of fish tacos. Instead of fried fish, it’s grilled. Instead of creamy sauce, use some guacamole. And those fiber-packed tortillas really aren’t that bad! Spicy, tangy, creamy, delicious.

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Friday, 8 May, 2009

Garden Pesto Tortellini

This meal was the unplanned love-child of a rushed trip to the grocery store and a night of cleaning out the fridge. When I asked the hubs what we should call it, he said something like “Good Garden Pasta Surprise.” I said, “Um, no.”

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Thursday, 7 May, 2009

Sloppy Joes

We have some vegetables leftover from last week that I wanted to use up and also some ground beef. Since our outdoor grill died an honorable death during our wine tasting party, burgers were out. Next best option? Sloppy Joes of course!

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Wednesday, 6 May, 2009

Tex-Mex Sundaes

When brainstorming for a great dessert to complement our Cinco de Mayo feast, I was reminded of a recipe I’d seen Paula Deen make on the Food Network a few years ago. Here is my version!

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Tuesday, 5 May, 2009

Seven-Layer Mexican Lasagna

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Well, this was all that was left of dinner by the time I got the camera out.
I guess that means it was good!

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