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Braised Pork and Fontina Stuffed Ravioli with Sauce Pomodoro

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Hands down the very first thing I miss as we enter the colder Fall and Winter months is fresh tomatoes.  Whether I grow them in my backyard or pick them up at the local produce market they seem to be on my every dish in the summer time.  Now that it’s cold that’s changed a bit, but possibly for the better? Let me introduce you to Mutti tomatoes, which are straight out of Parma Italy.  They use a unique combination of Rotondo Di Parma, Plum, Cherry, Baby Roma and San Marzano tomatoes to literally bring the freshest tasting tomatoes I’ve…

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How to make potato rolls with goat cheese and honey butter

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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays I often take for granted.  We have so much here in the US, and so many things are readily accessible that we often don’t think about being thankful for the little things.  The past year has been incredibly challenging for me, mostly from a health standpoint.  I’m only 35, but man has 2016 beat me up, chewed me up and spit me out a couple of times.  I’ve had horrible back pain, surgery, been super sick, been deaf in 1 ear for a month, I mean I’m one whipped puppy.  Not-too-mention all the political…

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Flattened Chicken with Pumpkin Butter and Braised Red Cabbage

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I absolutely love this time of year, simply because it gives me an excuse to cook something with pumpkin in it.  When I was making this Flattened Chicken with Pumpkin Butter and Braised Red Cabbage, I can’t lie I found myself constantly eating the butter and spreading it on the chicken with every bite.  Along with cooking pumpkin in October, comes the pumpkin patch, hay rides and lots of scary costumes.  My daughter the other day told us she wanted to be a graham cracker for Halloween… Not quite sure how that one will work out, but nonetheless we had…

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Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe

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OMG, Get out of town, shut the front door, this Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe is INSANE! The only real reason I made this is because I made Weeknight Homemade Sloppy Joes for my good friends over at The Inspired Home and I had a ton of leftovers after every one was good and full.  So I started to think to myself, what should I do with all this leftover goodness?  Then it hit, Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe!!  BOOM!!  Talk about delicious, whoa!  It’s crazy because in less than 2 weeks I made sloppy joes 3 times.  The other time…

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Lentil Soup Recipe with Sausage and Kale

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Soup is and has always been my favorite thing to make so now that Fall is setting in, this Lentil Soup Recipe with Sausage and Kale hit the spot.  I go on a soup making hiatus throughout the summer because really there isn’t much to make during those months that is satisfying when it’s hot out, outside of gazpacho.  I even tried to do a cook book recently that is about all things soup, but unfortunately as you may have guessed that concept has been beaten passed a pulp.  However, that won’t stop me from making it! I’ve been into…

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Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

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I Remember the first time I had a Mulligatawny Soup Recipe.  My mind and more importantly my taste buds were absolutely blown away.  I was playing sous chef at a really nice restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri called Cardwells.  Our chef loved to make soup and dang was he good at it.  After about 2 months of working there he made Mulligatawny and I lost it…  I would try a small cup of his soup everyday and everything was always delicious, but when this came along I didn’t know what to do with myself. These were flavors I had never tasted…

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Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

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Man did I have fun this week making this Homemade Pita Bread Recipe.  I’ve never made it before but I am just so intrigued by middle-eastern cuisine, especially from Israel, so I had a blast making this.  First I was so shocked at how simple it was to make, it was literally 5 total ingredients.  THIS is how pita bread should be made, not with 1,000 ingredients from your local grocery store. I grew up eating pita bread quite a lot.  We would use it as sandwich bread all of the time when I was a kid.  My sister and…

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Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe with Mozzarella and Pickles

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had making these Homemade Sloppy Joe Sandwiches with Ground Turkey. I knew as the recipe was coming together that it was going to be a bomb flavor combo! It also brought back some great memories growing up in St. Louis. We’d eat sloppy joes on the regular and every time it was so flippin delicious, but this was the first time I had ever made them homemade. Now because I didn’t want just the sloppy joes on a bun, you know I had to take it up a few…

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