Dinner

Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

October 24, 2011 Breakfast

I love weeknight meals like this one, that can be whipped up in a single skillet. When you’ve worked a long day and you’re tired and hungry, throw a bunch of veggies in a hot cast iron skillet, stick a fork in it, and call it a night. Ingredients: (makes 2 servings) 1 cup diced [...]

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Homemade Petros

October 17, 2011 Dinner

It may be that you’ve never heard of a Petro. As in Petro’s Chili and Chips. A fine Tennessee establishment. A Petro is simply a chili bowl with layered ingredients. A delicious fast-food concept that really should have caught on across the nation by now. Because many of you have not had the good fortune [...]

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Summer Corn and Clam Chowder

August 18, 2011 Dinner

This post is going to be a quickie. Tomorrow I’m off bright and early headed for the farm in North Carolina. We’re taking care of wedding details this weekend, so much to do! It’s a tad overwhelming, but I know we’ll get there. While I’m running around like a crazy person, you can enjoy this [...]

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Lentil and Spinach Parmesan Bake

August 15, 2011 Dinner

The pilot light on our oven is out. And guess when it decided to go out. After I’d prepped this pretty little casserole. That’s right. I cooked and drained the lentils, sautéed the veggies, assembled the ingredients in the casserole pan, and topped it all off with a fine coating of panko and parmesan and [...]

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Summer Risotto

July 20, 2011 Dinner

It strikes me as funny that as I write this post for a summer recipe, I’m listening to a band called The Decemberists (if only if were so cold outside).  But I find the music comforting, kind of like this risotto. And when when you’re sweltering in the summer sun, everyone should come into the [...]

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Homemade Fish Sticks

June 28, 2011 Dinner

This is a story about the magical deep freezer we had growing up. The freezer was located in the garage and contained the most wonderful treats a kid could ever eat. It was my father’s deep freezer, his third child after me and my sister and he gave it a lot of TLC. It was [...]

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Super Simple “Pad Thai”

June 23, 2011 Dinner

I gingerly call this dish “Pad Thai.” I guess it’d be more accurate to say this is what I consider to be the home cook’s quick and dirty version. I realize that it’s probably deeply offensive among serious cooks that I call this dish Pad Thai at all, and so I’m hoping the use of [...]

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Feta Pesto and Onion Pizza

June 16, 2011 Dinner

“Hodgepodge pizza” might be a better name. I literally grabbed an armful of half empty, almost expired ingredients out of the fridge and threw this together on Wednesday night.  Turned out to be blog worthy!   I wanted pizza but my fiancé was on pizza overload and couldn’t stomach the thought of red sauce. So, [...]

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

June 12, 2011 Dinner

Here’s a little something you may not know about me- I’m in a book club. That’s right. And I read like it’s my job. Not only for book club but I’ll pretty much read anything I can get my hands on- averaging about a book a week (we don’t have cable, boooo). I had zero [...]

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Sloppy Joes

May 29, 2011 Dinner

Part of the fun of being vegetarian is making meatless versions of classic recipes like burgers, lasagna, enchiladas, etc. The trick is to make the dish equally tasty without meat. Of course, it won’t taste exactly the same, but if you can make a version that is delicious and satisfying, mission accomplished! Meat eaters may [...]

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