Apple Cider Gravy with Ginger Apple Bits

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup tart apples, chopped fine 1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped super fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine 1 […]

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Apple Rosemary Chicken Sausages with Sautéed Kale

Serves 6-9 (makes about 9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoon salt 1 medium apple (tart variety), chopped superfine Casings of your choice For the Sauté Mixture Olive oil 2 cloves […]

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Barley Risotto with Kale and Sausage

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken broth Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 3 sweet sausages 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted 1 bunch dinosaur kale, chopped coarse 1½ cups barley ¼ cup Asiago cheese, grated 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a medium sized saucepot […]

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Chicken and Cashews

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs, sliced thin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small green chili, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 3 scallions, sliced thin (separate […]

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Creamy Parsnip Apple Soup

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 shallots, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 6-8 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped fine 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 cup half & […]

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Curried Apple Chicken and Parsnip Stew

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped medium 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2-3 boneless and skinless chicken thighs 4 large apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped large ½ cup fresh curry leaves 1 tablespoon curry powder ½ cup red lentils 1½ […]

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Dark Cherry Port Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped ½ cup dried cherries, chopped fine 1 cup tawny port ½ cup pomegranate juice 1 cup chicken broth ¼ heavy whipping cream (optional) PREPARATION In a medium sauté pan, heat butter and oil […]

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Green Chili Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut into quarters 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chicken broth 3 poblano chili peppers, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup heavy whipping cream Juice and zest of 1 lime […]

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Herb Mashed Cannellini Beans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 10 cloves garlic (skin on) 1 fresh rosemary sprigs 3 fresh thyme sprigs Extra virgin olive oil Salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1¾ cups chicken broth Freshly ground pepper Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped […]

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Kale & Apple Sausage Pot Pie with Apple Parmesan Whole-Wheat Phyllo “Beggars Purses”

Here is a great seasonal family meal, filled with nutrition and fit for a fancy potluch. Don’t be frightened by the beggar’s purses either – they’re a cinch.

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Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken Zest and juice of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten For the Soup Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Moroccan Chicken Curry Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Exotic Middle Eastern spices give these individual chicken pot pies, a sultry edge, while filling your kitchen with intoxicating scents!

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Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana is essentially the mother to all other forms of paella. Authentic Paella Valenciana is hard to find, but, when you do, you will find it to be as exquisite as paella gets. You can omit the snails in this recipe, but the paella will not be authentic. You can find the snails in cans at most specialty grocery stores.

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups chicken broth 1¾ cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes ¾ cup Arborio rice ½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Ramen Noodles in Quick Roasted Chicken Broth and Crispy Shallots

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 ounces Ramen 4 cups roasted chicken broth Crispy shallots Salt and fresh ground black pepper Chopped parsley Directions 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt to taste. Cook the ramen then drain well. Divide the noodles among 4 deep bowls. 2. Heat the chicken stock […]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Onion Cherry Sage Sauce

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For the pork loin 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 fresh bay leaves, veins stems removed 2 teaspoon juniper berries 2 tablespoons orange zest 1 tablespoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 3-pound pork loin 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil or olive oil ½ […]

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Salsa Rojo (Red Sauce)

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium dried red chilies, seeded and chopped (stems included) ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped ½ a poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cumin […]

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Shrimp and Crab Fresh Corn Enchiladas with Salsa Verde & Red Sauce

Serves 6 Salsa Verde INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut in quarters 3 poblano chili peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup half-and half Juice of 1 lime PREPARATION Place the tomatillos, poblano peppers, cumin, salt, and water in a medium […]

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Sichuan-Style Green Beans

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons black soy sauce 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 2 scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small chili, sliced thin DIRECTIONS […]

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Turkey Pot Pies with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Tops

A southern spin on the classic pot pie! Who doesn’t love biscuits and cheddar, with a mix of turkey pot pie!

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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