Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

This is an oldie but a goodie that’s been passed around for decades. It’s incredibly good, cheap to make & everyone seems to like it. Best of all, the simple ingredients are available year round almost every where, and it’s a great use for leftover chicken.

Chicken Salad Grapes and Pecans
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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Winter Minestrone

If you’ve only had canned Minestrone it’s time to revisit. This classic Winter Minestrone is simply a bounty of flavor, hearty and super healthy. I “lifted” the idea of adding the noodles in separately from Tyler Florence, which very nicely solves the problem of unappealing noodles and the muddied flavors that plague some Minestrones.

Winter Minestrone
Winter Minestrone

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Upside Down French Toast

How about Brunch this week, for the weekend or for dinner? This is so simple, so easy (much easier than making regular old French toast in a skillet or a griddle!) and an elegant treat. Your family will think you’ve really went overboard when all you’ve done is throw some pantry ingredients and day old bread in a skillet. Shhhh…I won’t tell if you don’t!

Tyler Florences Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast

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Chicken Cordon Bleu with Glazed Carrots and Turnip Greens

Although it seems extravagant, Chicken Cordon Bleu is nothing more than simple ingredients transformed. One of my son’s absolute favorites, it never fails to bring him to the table (or home) when it’s on the menu.

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Cordon Bleu

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French Onion Soup

Adapted from Cook's Illustrated, this is one marvelous soup!

Fall, Winter, Spring – it doesn’t matter, this beautiful French Onion Soup is perfect when ever there is a chill in the air. Deeply satisfying, I forget, until I eat it, how much fun it is to take the first bite.

Easy French Onion Soup. The onions are baked which saves a ton of work! Adapted from Cook's Illustrated
French Onion Soup – Easy recipe – onions are baked!

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Turkey Pizza?? You Betcha! BBQ Turkey or Turkey Artichoke Pizza

Pizza! Yeah, it’s something to get excited about especially at our house. Especially home-made. Coz where I live, it’s hard to get great great pizza and and the good places always seem to have a line and a long wait. Heck, even the mediocre places do.

Barbecue Pizza, Tyler Florence's Dough
Barbecue Pizza, Tyler Florence’s Dough

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Filled Wonton Cups

I started making these many years ago and still make them because they’re easy, make a bunch and are strangely addictive. I promise you if you put these out on game day or bring them to a pot luck, you’ll come off as an absolute genius. Seriously. People just can’t stop eating them.

Filled Won Ton Cups turkey pork beef
Filled Wonton Cups – these are filled with Pulled Pork and Cheese

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