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Pesto Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are one of the simplest, tastiest side dishes. Sprinkle with something and then throw in the oven. There are a million ways to make them and they are all delicious. For such a versitile ingredient, I don’t generally do a lot with taters because they bore me. I like my potatoes in french fry form, so I usually don’t even buy them. While making cornish game hens for the first time, I needed a simple side dish so I grabbed some pesto I had in the fridge and voila, yummy potatoes. I am now thinking of other ways to do this, I think my next try will be with cilantro pesto and maybe a [...]

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White Bean Pesto Soup

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2013 I wanted to feature something healthy, simple and filling, Since soups is my most popular recipe category I thought it would be a great way to kick off a healthy 2013. It is such a fun way to experiment will all kinds of healthy, delicious ingredients. I especially love soup in the winter, it’s  a perfect cold weather meal. This soup came together on Sunday afternoon as we were decorating our Christmas tree. I wanted something simple and healthy that could last a few days. I soaked some white beans and then added some other things I had on hand. This [...]

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Leftover Turkey and Vegetable Hash – #Sunday Supper

Thanksgiving! A whole holiday devoted to eating delicious food. Every year Craig and I alternate spending Thanksgiving with each of our families. This year we’re heading to my mom’s house where I’ll be cooking and Craig will be grilling our turkey. I tend to overcook even when it’s just the two of us, so I really go overboard for the holidays. The result is usually a TON of leftovers. So, it only seems fitting that this week’s Sunday Supper theme is Thanksgiving leftovers. There are so many things you can do with your leftovers. Our family tradition is that Craig uses leftover turkey to make hash. He usually uses bacon, [...]

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Summer Corn Chowder and NEWS

I HAVE BIG NEWS!  I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now and loving every minute of it. One of the things I don’t love is Blogger and my site design in general. So, starting this weekend I’ll be MOVING to WordPress! I am doing this with the help of Melissa of Fine Lime Designs – who is brilliant and wonderful and (most importantly) patient. In one short week, I will have a snazzy new site with lots of convenient features – like printable recipes, pin it buttons, and an easy to navigate recipe index. I want to kick your Gen Y Foodie experience up a notch and [...]

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Asparagus Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those summer staples that you see at every cookout but rarely want to actually eat. Mushy potatoes swimming in mayo with little flavor is not my idea of a tasty treat. So I knew I could do better. This salad combines tasty baby potatoes (I am in love with these multicolored ones) with fresh, seasonal asparagus. Adding a ton of veggies helps to keep the calories down and adds a tasty crunch to the dish. I used bacon, shallot and fresh chives for flavors and tossed everything with a light mustard vinaigrette. This salad was incredible warm. I ate cold leftovers the next day and [...]

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White Bean, Potato and Prosciutto Pizza

Pizza night continues! So, for my second and more adventurous invention, I decided to combine some untraditional pizza toppings in hopes of coming up with a tasty white pizza. I wanted to use beans, since they are healthy, filling and packed with protein and fiber. I decided to mash some cannelini beans with garlic and olive oil and use it instead of sauce. I spread a thin layer on the crust and then topped with some parmesan, prosciutto and sliced fingerling potatoes. I’ve seen potatoes on pizza a few times and wanted to give it a try. I used fingerlings, which I par boiled and then sliced on top. This [...]

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