Category Archives: Recipes

Birthdays, Cupcakes and BACON!!!

So, I’ve got a birth­day com­ing up this week. Apparently it’s a big one, as Tuesday is my last day of youth. At the stroke of mid­night early Wednesday morn, I will enter my 30th year. Am I wor­ried about it or stressed out about becom­ing old? No. Not really. Whether it’s 30, 4050, […]

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Zucchini Rollatini with Roasted Butternut Squash Cream Sauce

I’ve read many a blog post recently about hav­ing way too much of var­i­ous items from people’s CSAs. For some, it’s zuc­chini. For oth­ers, yel­low squash. For us, it’s been egg­plant. Now, I’ve never been a huge fan of egg­plant up until recently, but we have received so much of it over the past 2 […]

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A Twist on the Classic American Cheese Burger & Fries

I’ve heard many peo­ple say pizza is like sex — even when its bad, you’re still hav­ing pizza. That’s how I feel about burg­ers. And a good burger instantly sends me into culi­nary eupho­ria. One of my favorite burger recipes I’ve devel­oped over the years is a twist on gyros, the slow-cooked spiced Greek meat typ­i­cally served […]

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Moroccan Stuffed Acorn Squash and Arugula Salad

Our friend Monica loves to gar­den. So much so that she plants WAY too much and gives tons of home-grown fruits and veg­eta­bles away to her very lucky friends. We received an acorn squash from her along with a bunch of other stuff. For the acorn squash we decided that stuff­ing it some­how would make […]

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Elvis Pancakes (Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes)

I’m not afraid to admit it. I love Neil Diamond. I sup­pose it’s because my mom did. I remem­ber count­less fam­ily road trips dri­ven to the tune of “I Am I Said” and Saturday after­noons spent clean­ing the house rockin’ along to “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.” Many of my best child­hood mem­o­ries have one […]

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Patty Pan Cakes (Faux Crab Cakes) & Arugula Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

A few weeks ago, Megan’s mom gave us a recipe for these fake crab cakes that are basi­cally a fried shred­ded zuc­chini cake. How can that not be good!? Unfortunately, it was right after we fin­ished using the enor­mous amount of zuc­chini we had received that week from our CSA — and that was the last zucchini […]

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Chipotle & Roasted Corn Salsa

With all the heir­loom toma­toes we’ve received from our CSA recently, it’s been hard to keep up! Now, Megan is not a fan of raw toma­toes at all so we’ve worked hard to come up with inter­est­ing ways that we can both enjoy them. There have been lots of pasta and pizza sauces made, and […]

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Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Gumbo

This week we were very excited to see okra in our box from Avalon Acres, our CSA. Growing up, I hated okra. It was slimy and had a ter­ri­ble tex­ture. The only way I would eat it was fried, and even then half the time I’d just pull the bread­ing off and eat that. My […]

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Peaches & Irish Cream French Toast

After a late night out with friends last night, I had hoped to sleep in and have a fairly lazy Saturday. Apparently my body had dif­fer­ent things in mind as I was wide awake at 8 am. While Megan con­tin­ued to sleep, I began think­ing of what to make for break­fast and real­ized that I […]

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Grilled Stuffed Turkey Breast, Minty Yellow Snaps & Garlic Smashed Potatoes

A week ago our chest freezer died and sud­denly we had a lot of things on our hands we needed to cook or eat quickly. one of those things: turkey breast fil­lets. In the past I have sprin­kled some BBQ sea­son­ing on them and thrown them on the grill, but this time, I wanted something […]

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