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TUSCANY SAUSAGE WITH BRUSCHETTA QUINOA + ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

TUSCANY SAUSAGE WITH BRUSCHETTA QUINOA + ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

I had a craving for some Italian food tonight but didn’t want the calories from a pasta- filled plate. The rich, simple flavors are what I was after. Muah! I knew I wanted to incorporate traditional Italian flavor profiles in my protein, starch, and side-dish. […]

FUSILLI PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI IN A WHITE WINE SAUCE

FUSILLI PASTA WITH CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI IN A WHITE WINE SAUCE

Some days, finding dinner means scrounging in the cupboards and fridge to make something that hopefully tastes good. I really like to take my time cooking and enjoy the process, but, today wasn’t one of those days. It was hammertime. Pasta is easy enough to […]

BORSCHT

BORSCHT

Borscht is, by far, my most favorite soup. I grew up in a small Ukrainian town, surrounded by Babas who spoiled us with homemade perogies, cabbage rolls, nalysnyky, and borsht! Perogie Suppers were a common occurrence in church basements or in the Community Hall. It […]

ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS

ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS

Wowza! Look at the size of that thing! This sunflower is called, “Russian Giant”. This particular variety produces a TON of edible seeds. Growing up, I remember eating them with my Mom from a huge Tupperware container. We would sit on the couch and crack […]

VANILLA BEAN BOURBON NECTARINE BUNDT CAKE

VANILLA BEAN BOURBON NECTARINE BUNDT CAKE

Phew! That name is a mouthful! When this recipe came before my eyes, I knew I had to make it. I was lucky enough to acquire some Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon, which turned out to be the perfect pairing with the peaches (I […]

CHILI CON CARNE

CHILI CON CARNE

There’s a chill in the air folks! It’s that time of year again. Our long summer days are quickly reversing into short brisk fall ones. Adios, summer! It was a blast while you were here, but now we have to get down to business. It’s […]