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Cottage Pie, you say?

Bake until potatoes have a golden brown crust

I have never made this before… but now I’m hooked.  This traditional style English Cottage Pie is a new family staple especially after a winter like we had this year!The recipe below is a combitnation of a few different takes on the cottage pie, with a few of my own twists through in.  Hearty, meaty and full of flavor; I hope you’ll try this recipe. Continue reading “Cottage Pie, you say?”

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Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa

Rick Bayless will make anyone wanna roast up a batch of tomatillos! Even someone like me that had never bought a single tomatillo.  Continue reading “Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa”

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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon & Braised Fennel

I love FISH! But I am definitely intimidated by cooking fish. Hubs loves fish, you can see my dilemma.

So I thought of those cedar planks I had seen at The Fresh Market.  This may be my best shot at decent grilled salmon.  With cedar plank in cart, I set out for salmon.  On recommendation from the fish monger, I also grabbed some fresh fennel, an orange and a lemon as well as all the ingredients needed for my favorite Pesto recipe. Continue reading “Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon & Braised Fennel”

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

279504720595196484_ZkHh1nut_cWinter is fast approaching… and nothing is more comforting to me than pulling out our slow cooker and all of the possibilities.  From soups to stews to mulled cider this is perhaps my favorite appliance. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili”

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5 ingredient Pico de Gallo

My go to for any given night is “Tex-Mex”

I say “Tex-Mex” because I am under no illusions that my version of anything “Mexican” is heavily influenced by my southern American heritage and in no way truly authentic.  That being said, I have perfected my Pico de Gallo recipe and it has become quite the staple at our home and a party/cookout favorite. Continue reading “5 ingredient Pico de Gallo”