Archive for January, 2009

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Ham

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Cauliflower is an inexpensive and nutritious vegetable, but not many people find it exciting. Roast it, however, and it undergoes a Cinderella-like transformation. Here’s a dish that will not fail you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greek Wedding Soup

Greek Wedding Soup

This recipe is the Greek version, or rather, the knock-off version of the traditional Italian Wedding Soup. Interestingly enough, the original dish of fame is not served at weddings at all; the term “wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language, minestra maritata (“married soup”), which  is a soup made with greens and meat, hence the “marriage” of those two ingredients.

Anyway, moving on. Today, we got snowed in and all that, so I decided to make this soup. It was just simply scrumptious.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Roasted Cauliflowers

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This method of preparing cauliflower is very simple and extremely delicious. Because of the quick cooking in a very hot and dry oven, the cauliflower florets are not at all mushy. They had softened slightly but still retained a very pleasing crunch as roasting the cauliflower intensifies the flavor and gives it a very sweet nutty taste. If you have never roasted cauliflower, try it now!

Roasted cauliflower is so good that you could even serve it as an appetizer or as a snack. Read the rest of this entry »

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Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken

This is definitely one of my favorites to make in the crockpot! But I have to warn you: when I made this; the smell was KILLING ME!!! I just wanted to eat it right there on the spot! Are you going to be able to survive the wonderful aromas that taunt you early in the day and just get stronger throughout the day?  You tell me 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

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Ham n’ Taters Breakfast Casserole

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Put the ingredients together and turn the crockpot on the night before. You are sure to wake up to a very hearty breakfast fit for a king (or a queen). Read the rest of this entry »

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Chicken and Biscuits

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(picture above: taken the following day as leftovers. Served over white rice)

Made in the crockpot. It is very satisifying and an easy fix. Ryan says it tastes like chicken pot pie without the crust 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

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