“Golden Toad’s” New Years Black Eyed Peas

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Happy New Year!  And a great tradition for New Year’s day is Black Eyed Peas.  Here is a great recipe and comments from one of our contributors, Todd, of Golden Toad! I was never a big fan of Black-Eyed Peas. I didn’t like them growing up. But my Grandfather, Papa O, […]

Italian, Main, Seafood

Linguine With Clam Sauce

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This is was one of my favorite sauces to make. And this recipe makes for a great stand alone entre’ or a great addition to the Feast of the & Fishes for Christmas Eve.  When it comes to the clams, I prefer to open the clams myself.  I will collect […]

Main, Moroccan

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine

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Winter is a great time to eat squash…and this is a great way to get that done. This dish is so simple and easy to make, which is packed with warm Moroccan flavours. The perfect winter dinner for this time of year. The moroccan spices, are so vibrant and create […]

Chicken, Main

“Beat the Drums!” Baked Chicken Drumsticks

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by Kathy McDaniel, Chef Sometimes, ok, a lot of times, I come home and want something with all the prep of take-out, but still healthy.  This is a great solution.  Baked chicken thighs, with some steamed broccoli or asparagus, give me a good healthy meal with plenty of “chewy protein” […]

Main, Pork

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

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Pork chops might seem tricky to get right, but it’s actually pretty simple with a 2-step process of browning the pork chops in the skillet first before baking. With this easy pork chop recipe, we’ll give you step-by-step directions on how to cook boneless pork chops so you can have […]

Chicken, Main, Tex-Mex

Crispy Tex-Mex Chicken

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If you are looking for an authentic Mexican Chicken recipe garnered off the back streets of a small village in Mexico, This is not it.  This is more a a fusion of chicken cutlet  and chicken parmesan with a Mexican feel.   I was not sure what to name this one, […]

Italian, Main

Zucchini Noodles with Quick Turkey Bolognese

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In the mood for some great Italian food, but want to avoid the heavy carbs associated with traditional pasta?  Forgo regular pasta (and most of the carbs) for spiralized zucchini “noodles” in these make-ahead meals. The zoodles quickly turn tender-crisp as the veggie-packed Bolognese warms in the microwave. Pin Print […]

Appetizer, Main, Soup

Spicy Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup

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Number one on my list of comfort foods? Chicken soup. And this version wins bonus points for both flavor and ease. Growing up, in the winter, whenever I would come in from a long day of sledding adventures, my mom, “Betty” would turn to chicken soup. Back then, she had […]

Appetizer, Main, Seafood

Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Herb Wine Sauce

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Happy National Mussels Day!!  Yes, November 10th is National Mussels day, and why not, it is one of the top months to grab fresh mussels.   You can quickly pull together a batch of Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Herb Wine Sauce for a simple and fresh seafood dinner that’s on the […]

Italian, Main, Pasta

Veal Piccata

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Veal Piccata is something that you would normally order from an upscale Italian or Mediterranean restaurant.  The great thing about this dish though is that is it actually quick and easy to make at home with relatively little effort.  Like all of the recipes I like to share, do not […]