Archive for December, 2011

Belgian Buttermilk Waffles with Glazed Bananas

/> Recipe here. These were quite tasty. The waffles were quick, easy and delicious, but it’s really the bananas that took this over the top. You could probably use any favorite waffle recipe and make it divine by adding the bananas and syrup, in a pinch.

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Posted on December 13, 2011 at 10:01 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Favorites, Vegetarian

Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas

Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas This is a great Giada recipe (recipe here). That girls never steers me wrong. Every one of her recipes that I’ve tried has turned out well. If you use veggie stock, instead of chicken stock, this recipe would be vegetarian, but my vegetarian daughter was out for the evening, […]

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Posted on December 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Cranberry Orange Cornmeal Muffins

These are a recipe that my mom used to make for me when I was a kiddo.  When I saw all of the beautiful, fresh cranberries in the store this year, while preparing for Thanksgiving, I finally thought to ask her for the recipe.  They are SO good:  crispy and crunchy on the outside and […]

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Posted on December 4, 2011 at 10:46 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Blueberry Farro Salad

Recipe here. Yum.  Definitely not for everyone, but if you LOVE blueberries and you LOVE Indian flavors, as my vegetarian daughter does, you will love this salad.  When I saw this recipe, I knew it had her name on it.    

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Thanksgiving Cheese Plate

Instructions and recipe for Cranberry Jam here. This was a little bit of trouble, but the bread crisps and jam can be made ahead of time and were absolutely delicious.

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Misc, Snacks, Vegetarian

Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup Apples

Recipe here. Yum.  Fantastic.  Worth the effort.

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Favorites, Vegetarian

Puy Lentil Galettes

Recipe here. Yum.  Loved these.  A definite make-again.  I acknowledge that the way my family (especially my daughter and I) feels about lentils may not be the norm, but we love them and can’t get enough.  They are delicious (especially the French du Puy variety) and peppery and filling and wholesome and healthy and hearty.  […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Salad, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Chicken Dijon

Recipe here. I served ours over rice, with crispy kale, rather than with bread, as was suggested in the recipe. This was fantastic and made the house smell amazing as it was cooking.  I made it with 4 drumsticks and 4 thighs, because I had 4 whole legs on hand that I just cut in […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Menus

Ginger-Pecan Scones

Recipe here. I absolutely love ginger, so these were a big hit (3 different kinds of ginger?  At the same time?  Yes, please!).  The fact that the batch makes 12 was a plus, as well.  We had 4 for breakfast one morning, shared some with parents and still had 4 to put in the freezer […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Favorites, Snacks

Poached Eggs with Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Recipe here. This was quite yummy, kind of like a hybrid between our favorite Brussels sprouts and Eggs Benedict. The only thing is that it wasn’t quite as tasty as either one is. And, as my 14-year son so accurately pointed out, “Don’t take this the wrong way, Mom, but, even though this tastes really […]

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Posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Entrees