Holiday Food recap

I made some pretty great things over the holidays but have been super bogged down and not able to write much. So I decided to do a so please holiday food recap with some recipe links.
Christmas Day I hosted festivities at my house and made several things. For breakfast, I made buttermilk herb cheese scones. …

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Squash Gnocchi

Every time fall rolls around my CSA box starts to include lots of squash. Typically this is acorn or butternut squash, but this year the box included kabocha squash. I’m never really sure what to do with winter squash. The fall el nino was 1 he was very willing to eat pureed squash. However, neither …

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Chicken Cacciatore

I am always trying new recipes trying to find new things that will big hits for my family. My hope is to expand what I call the recipe rotation. I’m not a big fan of chicken. There are a limited number of ways I like it. Baked chicken with gravy, chicken pot pie, chicken Milanese, and …

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When the planned meal goes sideways

Nothing is more frustrating to a cook tyhan when the meal you planned goes sideways. This can happen for several reasons.

Someone unintentionally eats one of your ingredients. WTF chocolate chips aren’t a snack!
The dish itself fails. It tastes awful or burns or something truly awful
You forget to thaw your meat

The third reason happens to me …

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Lamb Stew

I am a sucker for the bargain meat bin at the grocery store, especially if it has any kind of lamb or veal or beef short ribs. More often than not I find some type of marked down lamb. From what i can tell, lamb isn’t particularly popular in the US. A few cuts like …

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Cream of mushroom soup

For the last month I’ve been working on my cream of mushroom soup recipe. I’ve made it three times making some slight adjustments each time. I made my latest batch, this Sunday. The two aspects of the soup I’ve been working on are consistency and flavor. In my opinion a cream of whatever soup should …

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Jalapeno Poppers

I’ve gotten an insane number of jalapenos in my CSA box over the course of the last couple weeks. Nearly a dozen and a half. I used some for salsa but I needed a more effective way to use them up. So I decide to make Jalapeno poppers based on a recipe I found on …

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