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Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash

I always say that Delicata Squash is the “slice and bake” cookie dough of gourds. They are long and thin, typically, and have an edible skin. So you can literally slice them crosswise, bake, and eat them without doing much else (you do need to remove the seeds). However, in […]

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Pasta with Italian Sausage and Double Kale

(Serves 4) I created this pasta dish to resolve an issue. My partner really likes sausage pasta with a tiny bit of kale, and I like kale pasta with a tiny bit of sausage. I use two large bunches of kale and 3-4 links of Italian sausage for this recipe, […]

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One Pot Homemade Chicken Soup

Once upon a time, I had an elaborate routine for preparing homemade chicken soup that involved hacking apart whole chickens, oven roasting my mirepoix (chef speak for onions/carrots/celery), and adding a bouquet garni (a bundle of fresh herbs). Then I had a toddler. Then she went to pre-school. Then we […]

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Turkey and Caramelized Onion Meatballs

Makes 16 large (2 oz.) or 50-ish mini meatballs (“polpettine”) Note: I don’t use dried herbs in these meatballs because I like to keep them ethnicity neutral. Doing so allows me to use them in red sauce, asian soups, and Mediterranean recipes throughout the week. If using in a red […]

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Best Chicken Cutlets

Difficulty Easy

(Serves 4-5 people) 3  6-8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups panko bread crumbs 2 tsp seasoned salt (I use Simply Organic) 12 tbsp grapeseed oil 5 tbsp Kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper Dissolve 4 tbsp of kosher salt into […]

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Award Winning Chili

Difficulty Easy

Okay, so this chili hasn’t actually won any awards. But, I’m 99.9% certain that if I entered this chili into a State Fair contest, it would take home the Blue Ribbon. It has converted chili haters into bean worshippers, and innumerable people have said it is the best they’ve ever […]