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Maple-Glazed Chicken with Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, & Pecans

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, & Pecans

Posted by Anthony on October 26, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 4

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Tonight, I was jonesing to make a new recipe, and came across a delicious-sounding seasonal recipe for Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, & Pecans in my Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Along with it, I made up a recipe for Baked Maple-Glazed Chicken that ended up being a perfect accompaniment to the squash. If you’re looking for a delicious fall-inspired recipe, give this a shot. You’ll be glad you did!

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Make All New Food Things!

Make All New Food Things!

Posted by Anthony on October 25, 2016 in Tidbits


Last week, I was seriously jonesing to make some new recipes. And since my wife and I love to have “small plates” dinners every so often, I took the opportunity to jazz things up and make all new recipes for the meal, complete with a menu I printed up (because I’m a design geek like that). The menu for the evening included:

  • Raspberry Peach Sangria
  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Spread
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Sautéed Garlic Tomatoes
  • Grown-up Pigs in a Blanket (filled with BBQ pulled pork and cheese)
  • Zucchini Boats
  • Chocolate Tiramisu Truffles

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Healthier Baked Pasta & Cheese

Healthier Baked Pasta & Cheese

Posted by Anthony on September 14, 2016 in Entree


The other day, my wife and I were jonesing for something cheesy for dinner, and so I took to looking for a healthy “mac and cheese” recipe to satisfy our taste for all things cheesy, while keeping it nutritious. I found a recipe for Broccoli Mac and Cheese in my Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Meals cookbook, and gave it a whirl. Admittedly, I altered the recipe a bit to suit the types of cheese I had on hand (and to use a different pasta noodle other than macaroni). But after all was said, done, and baked, the end result was nothing short of delicious. If you’re in the mood for some homemade “mac and cheese”, give this recipe a shot — it’s sure to satisfy your craving for all things cheesy!

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Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Posted by Anthony on June 30, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 4

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

A little while back my wife and I were in the mood for a nice risotto entrée, and I was jonesing to try something new. After some searching, I found a recipe that used butternut squash, and with a few minor tweaks to the recipe, ended up with one of the most  delicious risottos I’ve ever had — creamy and flavorful. If you’re in the mood for a new risotto recipe, give this a shot. You won’t regret it!

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Grilled Three-Cheese with Tomato, Basil, & Honey

Grilled Three-Cheese with Tomato, Basil, & Honey

Posted by Anthony on May 8, 2016 in Entree


Serves: 2

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

For Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to treat my wife to something extra special. One of her favorites is the Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich from Café Muse in Royal Oak, Michigan. Their sandwich first received national attention being featured in a 2008 Esquire Magazine article about the “best sandwiches in America”, was later featured on Oprah in a “sandwich showdown”, and has been named as the “best grilled cheese sandwich in Metro Detroit” (Detroit Free Press) and “one of the perfect grilled cheese sandwiches in America” (Reader’s Digest). Unfortunately, trying to get a reservation at the renowned Café Muse on Mother’s Day is near impossible, so instead, I decided to make it at home for us to enjoy. The end result was absolutely delicious, and is most definitely a recipe I’ll be making many more times to come. If you’re a fan of grilled cheese, do yourself a favor and make this recipe soon. You’ll be glad you did!

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