Archive for March, 2014

Chai Tea Concentrate

For the nights that you don’t have the time to brew up a fresh pot of chai tea.. Chai Tea Concentrate Ingredients 5 c water 3″ fresh ginger, sliced into coins 2 cinnamon sticks 3 star anise 1 tbsp black or pink peppercorns 60 cardamom pods 20 whole cloves 1 orange peel 1 tsp whole […]

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Dijon Brined Baked Chicken

This recipe was sent to me by a friend, but she didn’t remember the website that she pulled it from. If you know where it’s from, please send me a link. This was amazing chicken! Dijon Brined Baked Chicken Ingredients 3 1/2 to 4 lb whole chicken 1/2 c coarse sea salt 8 garlic cloves, […]

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Bacon Clam Chowder

I remember going to visit my stepmom once and she made a beautiful New England clam chowder for me, knowing that it had been one of my favorite childhood foods. This is a gluten-free version close to what she had made me. Bacon Clam Chowder Ingredients 16 slices gf bacon 1 large sweet onion, minced […]

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Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Clone

There are days where I could go to Chiptole and order their rice and eat it plain. Then there are days where I’m too poor to go out (or I don’t want to put on real pants) and I need to eat at home. So her is a recipe very much like the famed pricy […]

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Steak & Cheese Tartiflette

Traditionally a tartiflette is kind of like a French potato au gratin dish with the only meat being lardon. I’ve taken the dish and done a twist on it to elevate the meal from a side dish to a main course casserole. I’ve tried variations on the meat including pork and hamburger, but the steak […]

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Rich Cherry Pistachio Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I love breakfast for dinner when I’m not feeling well. I also love no muss holiday breakfasts. This is a wonderful meal full of amazing flavors, and bonus: it’s even better after a little sit in the fridge! Rich Cherry Pistachio Slow Cooker Oatmeal Ingredients 2 c milk (or whipping cream) 1/4 c sugar 1 […]

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Kitty’s Chili Spackle (and Chili Seasoning Mix)

When you think of chili, most picture beans with a little meat in a light tomato sauce. My kids lovingly refer to my chili as ‘tasty spackle’. I like to cook it down until there’s an almost refried beans consistency and serve it over white rice and scrambled eggs. One pot can last a long […]

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Peanut Butter Dos Cookies

I make my own peanut butter which is a little too thick for these cookies. Instead, I buy a jar of Peter Pan Natural with Honey when it goes on sale and use it. The consistency is thinner and it has the right amount of added oil. The key to keeping these cookies crisp is […]

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Tuscanny Chicken Stew

When most people think of Italian food, they think of noodles and heavy cheese- which is Americanized Italian food. In truth, real Italian food is nothing of the sort. Fresh ingredients, bright tastes, healthy.. That’s real Italian. This is a simple stew that you can throw together in no time, then just sit back and […]

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Daisee (Bhutanese Sweet Yellow Rice)

Tumeric is one of the herbs that’s supposed to be incredible for gut health, among other things. It’s a natural antibiotic when applied topically (I can attest to this thanks to an infected cat bite). The problem is that my kids don’t like the taste of it alone (it’s sort of like a mix between […]

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