Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts are pretty special. Roasted to perfection, they’re gorgeous as is, but you’ll want to take these one step further: Finish them off with a sweet, tart White Balsamic Vinaigrette. Advertisements

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Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

I always make my salad dressings. Oh, I may have an “emergency” bottle in the fridge but I just pretty much ignore it.

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Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Here’s a recipe to fall in love with – Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa.

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

So a few days ago I posted the most marvelous Peach Glazed Pork Tenderloin. It was a huge hit at our house. What wasn’t a hit was the Watermelon and Tomato Salad. So I tinkered (and after the tinkering) loved it. And I made it again, today, just to be sure.

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Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

I’ve never eaten at the famed Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. I heard of it only through recipes that had popped up in food magazines here and there. That’s where I got the recipe, years ago, for Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette.

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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Do you make your own dressings? They’re one thing that I love to whip up at home. And one of my favorite dressings is a good Balsamic Vinaigrette. This one’s very simple, the kind of dressing that can be tossed together as an afterthought.

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes

As summer morphs into fall, it’s fun to make recipes that still take advantage of the abundance of tomatoes out there (yes, it’s me again – the tomato lady, lol!) but to give them a heartier twist. And when that twist includes easy boneless-chicken breast and a simple balsamic vinegar reduction? Well, count me in.

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Updated Panzanella Salad

When I came across an article on line from the Seattle Times about Panzanella, I knew some of my tomatoes were destined for greatness. There was a Panzanella I knew I’d love! One with lovely, slightly crisp, slightly chewy home-made “croutons” in it.

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Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

We all have those recipes we make over and over again, right? The ones we just about crave? The ones we pull out for an occasion. Birthdays, Company? Tuesday? This Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin is one of those. If you’re like me, you’ll just look for an excuse. And you’ll double…

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Bourbon Bacon Jam

It wasn’t too long ago that Bacon Jam came on my radar – I can tell you when – the week we featured it on Throwback Thursday, back in July. Well, the recipe looked marvelous, and I used it for inspiration! Thank you, Chef Julianna of Foodie on Board! (You’ve ruined me, btw!!) If you’re…

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Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique

This is just a fun little whisper of a dessert, barely sweet and absolutely scrumptious. I don’t know why it took my so long to grill plums and serve them for dessert. I just didn’t “get” it. Now I do. Brushed lightly with honey and seared over high heat for just a minute totally intensified…

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Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Does it ever seem like you can pinpoint, in time, when a recipe was developed if you’ve been in the habit of following food trends? And while some things are crazy (foams come to mind) others have staying power. I’m talking Roasted Vegetables and I’m talking Balsamic Vinegar. So I’m thinking late ’90’s, early 2000’s…

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