Category Archives: Recipes

Chicken Cordon Bleu

We are back from Christmas break and starting it off with a pretty simple dish of chicken cordon bleu and creamed spinach.  It is just chicken pounded thin then rolled up with ham and cheese inside.  As easy as it sounds.

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Alfredo Lasagna

I was going to call this a white lasagna but as you will see there are plenty of ingredients that are not white.  Alfredo sauce was involved and I called on a previous recipe (which we featured twice) of ours for that.  I won’t say that this was that difficult, but it did take a while which was well worth it because it was “one of the best things I made in a while.”  That was an actual quote from Eileen about this great dish and I think she was right!

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Loaded Turnip Potato Leek Soup

We received all three of the title ingredients in one of our last CSA pick-ups of the year and I figured out a way to use them all in one dish! I think that should get me some bonus points, don’t you? I made a creamy, comfort food style soup, jazzing it up with some cheese and bacon to really maximize the flavors. Making this soup involved very few steps.

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Don’t you just feel healthier looking at this photo? We had some herbs leftover from various recipes and I thought I’d make a yummy, fresh green goddess dressing. I searched the internet for a recipe and it turns out there are seemingly hundreds of variations out there. I basically combined several recipes to cater to the ingredients I had and the style of dressing I was looking for.

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Braised Chicken with Butternut Squash Stuffing

If you haven’t noticed we’ve been on a bit of a pumpkin kick lately and originally the idea for this dish was to make a pumpkin stuffing. Well, a butternut squash arrived in our CSA and one thing lead to the next and here we are. I had never cooked with butternut squash before and I was up for the challenge. I decided to work off the recipe I used the one other time I’ve made stuffing from scratch and developed a tasty recipe!

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Grilled Tuna “Tacos” with Green Salsa Sauce

Another use for versatile and reasonably priced tuna steaks!  This was a tuna steak that was seasoned in taco spices, grilled, shredded, and placed on a lettuce leaf taco.  Late summer tomatillos led to a fresh green salsa type sauce on top and sauteed fajita veggies brought together the many tastes from a similar family that don’t usually overlap.

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Thyme Pork Chops with Grilled Havarti and Kale

A few things are going on here (1) squeezing in mild autumn grilling, (2) using CSA thyme and kale, and (3) grilling cheese for the first time though I have wanted to for quite a while.  I got some bone in pork chops in order to use some thyme that was nearing its end and also my mom gave me a package of havarti grilling cheese.  Throw in some CSA kale and another fall themed meal easily came together!

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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Shrimp

WAIT!  Don’t throw those pumpkins away!  This fall we have been making an effort to try some new seasonal recipes as you may have noticed, and this has got to be the pinnacle of that.  What is more fall than pumpkin!  This is similar to an Alfredo sauce with pumpkin as the main ingredient with the help of cheeses and cream.

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Grilled Turkey Breast with Bacon Blanket

What exactly am I looking at you ask?  This is obviously a turkey breast on an indirect heat charcoal grill with a blanket woven of bacon on top of it.  Obviously.  I wanted to squeeze in some good grilling as the season was about to close and a cheap turkey breast from Wholey’s (about $14 for this 8 pound double breast) offered a great opportunity.  I have made this before by roasting the turkey and have indirect heat grilled a whole turkey, so the bacon was what differentiated this post from the others.

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Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee with Pumpkin Pie Spiced Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce

Godiva offered another offer to sample their coffees, this time their new fall coffee flavors, and I jumped at the chance like last time.

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