Winter Recipes Index

White Turkey Chili

(Wild) White Turkey Chili

    I love white chili, don't you? While we've still got a little bit of potential winter weather left in this…

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Spinach Strada with Gruyère Cheese

7 Hosting Hacks for the Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HostingHacks #CollectiveBias Life is so…

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Antipasto is a delicious appetizer, perfect for any special gathering of friends and family, but especially an Italian feast.

Appetizer for an Italian Feast: Mixed Antipasto

The title originally attached to this post, The Big Night, is a reference to a movie I enjoyed many years ago about two brothers who own an Italian…

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Bacon-Roasted Buttercup Squash with Rosemary Honey

Bacon-Roasted Buttercup Squash with Rosemary Honey

My CSA provided me with a winter squash that I'd never cooked with before, and quite honestly, didn't know the name of. After less than a minute of…

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Best Buttermilk Cornbread, Served.

Best Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

I promised in my last post that I'd share the recipe I use that makes the best buttermilk cornbread, using freshly ground cornmeal. This recipe will…

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Fearless Leaders

Bloggers at Midlife, BAMC15: It’s the People, Stupid!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending and serving on the staff of an extraordinary conference, called "BAM Conference 2015". BAM stands for…

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Can you trust when your life's in a pit?

Breaking Busy: A Book Review

Because I'm on Alli Worthington's book launch team, she provided me with a free copy of her new book,  Breaking Busy, but that was my only…

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Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Browned Butter Dark Brown Sugar Cookies

There is so much depth of flavor, packed into this one simple cookie, that Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookies will blow your mind! I am thrilled to…

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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Cajun Chicken Alfredo on Fettucine A few months ago on the Food Network, I started watching a show that featured chefs making their favorite, sure…

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Caramel Cake: Heaven on a Plate

Caramel Cake: Heaven on a Plate

Caramel Cake: Heaven on a Plate In the words of my dear friend Martha, who happens to be an Episcopal priest, "Could a mere mortal make such a…

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Gratuitous Food Picture: now THIS is food!

Chicken and Chickpea Tagine with Apricots and Harissa Sauce

   I couldn't decide whether to call this dish "Chicken and Chickpea Tagine" or "Bobby Flay, I Think I Love You". I really wanted to…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

I know next to nothing about Indian food,  and technically, from what I've read, Chicken Tikka Masala is more of a restaurant dish from Great…

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Red wine and chicken wings

Chipote Honey Glazed Wings and Mirassou Wine

 Thanks to the great folks at Mirassou for sending me their wines to taste. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. I…

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Chocolate Caramel Treasures

I've reached a little landmark and just wanted you to know about it. This year, my "little engine that could" blog has had over 10,00 views. It…

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Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake

My beautiful and talented friend Diane, she of the Fabulous Friday Friends, is full of love, the gift of hospitality, and brilliant ideas. One of her…

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Crispy Lime & Cilantro Chicken Wings with Sriracha Sauce

Crispy Lime and Cilantro Chicken Wings with Sriracha

Now that I've tried a couple of Chef Michael Symon's recipes, I have been on the lookout for more. I'm on the waiting list at the library for his…

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Crunchy Granola Suite

Only someone who has listened to a lot of Neil Diamond would get the reference in my title, today. But my junior high days were filled with James…

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Curry Coriander Shortbread Cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes: the spice blend is addictive! No one can eat just one!

Curry Coriander Shortbread Cookies

Curry Coriander Shortbread Cookies are one of my favorite Christmas Cookies. My friend Gwen Pratesi, who is a blogger over on Pratesi Living, shared…

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Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce: the best chocolate sauce I have ever had.

Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce

Now, really, I just don't know how to sing the excellencies of this concoction, this Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce,  highly enough. All I can say…

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Linzer Heart Cookies

Dueling Linzer Hearts Cookies

   I posted a recipe for Linzer Heart Cookies a long time ago, that came from my Silver Palate Cookbook, one of my favorite…

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Earn Amazon Gift Codes Through Offering Your Opinion

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This post is all about how you can earn Amazon gift…

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Earn Amazon Rewards from Heinz Online Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Are your children picky eaters or begging to…

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Easy, Luscious, Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart, served with Raspberries and Whipped Cream: the perfect dessert for entertaining.

Easy and Luscious Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart

This chocolate glazed chocolate tart recipe came to my attention because my boy is such a hound for chocolate desserts. And I was desperately…

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Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Fabulous Frozen Fruit Smoothie

  A few years ago, I tried eating "raw" for a week, in an attempt to "detox" my body. It was an interesting exercise in self-control, but not…

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Feijoada Brazilian Black Beans and Rice Recipe. Feijoada is the National Dish of Brazil, so if you're looking for a frugal, budget friendly meal, look no further. With a great frugal money saving tip you've never thought of!

Feijoada: Black Beans and Rice Recipe From Brazil

With the Olympics set in Rio, I can't help but think back on my own visit to Rio, and remember a recipe for feijoada, a black beans and rice dish…

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Cold/Flu Season calls for Flu-Fighter Soup: Chicken Soup with Greens and Garlic.

Flu-Fighter Soup: Chicken Soup with Greens and Garlic

When Cold/Flu Season hits, you need to become a Flu-Fighter. You need a weapon that will boost your immune system. Flu-Fighter Soup:…

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Focaccia with caramelized onions

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions is the perfect dish to choose, when soup is on your menu, but you need a little sumpin'-sumpin' that will stretch…

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Ginger Roast Chicken and Elbow Macaroni with Tomatoes: the delicious flavors in this recipe will amaze you!

Ginger Roast Chicken and Elbow Macaroni with Tomatoes and Pan Sauce

Remember that WONDERFUL steak I dry aged and salted last week? The one that offered you steak house taste for a fraction of the price? And how, in…

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Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce: the best chocolate sauce I have ever had.

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Boozy Cherries and Hot Fudge Sauce

You are not going to believe how good this ice cream is!!!  This is the best dessert I think I've ever made. I am not making this up. There…

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Green Beans Gremolata Recipe

Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata , a recipe developed by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has become my go-to green bean dish for the holidays. Easter,…

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Apple Butter

As you know, I'm a complete cheese-hound. Cabot Cheddar Cheese is my favorite cheddar, and I love to use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches. But…

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Holiday Breakfast Casserole with Alpine Cheddar: the perfect breakfast or brunch casserole when company's coming.

Holiday Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Alpine Cheddar

I simply *have* to share this Holiday Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Alpine Cheddar with you, before Christmas, because...well...and it pains…

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Homemade Heavenly Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Heavenly Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  All of life is about balance.  Where would chocolate be without a little vanilla to balance it? And Homemade Heavenly Vanilla…

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Lasagna

Homemade Lasagna plus a “How to” Video

 Food sure does bring people together, and in my life, you could even say that one of the main reasons I have my very own family is due to food!…

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Homemade Venison Jerky: A delicious recipe for pemmican style homemade venison jerky that will please anyone looking for a high protein paleo friendly snack.

Homemade Venison Jerky, Pemmican Style Recipe

If you're a hunter, or you're married to a hunter, you're always on the lookout for tasty recipes that make great use of the venison stored in your…

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freshly baked cornbread

How to Grind Your Own Cornmeal from Popcorn

Ever heard of grinding your own cornmeal from popcorn? Some of you may be the proud owners of a grain mill. I own a NutriMill, which is a type of…

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How To Make Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

How to Make Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

I love pie. I especially love Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie.  Have you SEEN how many pie recipes I have on this blog??? It should be OBVIOUS how…

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How to Make Sourdough Bread

How to Make Sourdough Bread

This is the fourth and last post in a series of posts I've written on how to make homemade sourdough bread, in which I will share with you the…

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How to Make Sourdough Bread

How to Make Sourdough Bread: The Deflating Truth

At the risk of running many of you off in the first two seconds, I'm going to tell you a hard truth: making truly excellent sourdough bread at home…

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How to Refresh and Maintain a Sourdough Starter

I've been baking sourdough bread since January, so in this series of posts, I'll be sharing with you what I've learned over the last four months from…

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Intro to Ephesians: now, with a puppy! A devotional post, with a puppy to soften the blow.

Intro to Ephesians (Now, With a Puppy!)

For the next few weeks, I'm going to be leading a Bible study on Ephesians, and I'm sharing here some of the notes I've made in preparation for that…

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Goat Cheese Macaroni & Cheese is the best, most delicious macaroni and cheese I have ever had.

Iron Chef Michael Symon’s Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken and Roasted Garlic

  Best Mac and Cheese I've ever had: Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese with Rosemary, Roasted Garlic and Chicken Skin…

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Kale, Bacon and Cannellini Bean Skillet Pot Pie is delicious, nutritious comfort food for a chilly evening.

Kale, Bacon and Cannellini Bean Skillet Pot Pie

Kale, Bacon and Cannellini Bean Skillet Pot Pie is creamy, delicious comfort food for a cold winter's night. You get all the nutritional health…

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Leftover Steak Hash is the delicious solution to the problem of what to do with leftover cooked beef, when you don't have enough meat for a full meal.

Leftover Steak Hash

The recipe for Leftover Steak Hash that I'm  going to share with you is a recipe that I've been making for years. It provides a delicious…

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Lime Cardamom Frozen Yogurt with Brandied Cherries: what a delicious dessert!

Lime Cardamom Frozen Yogurt with Brandied Cherries

  Lime Cardamom Frozen Yogurt with Brandied Cherries. It's a party for your mouth.   Tart and tangy, bright and sweet,…

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Cheap, easy and delicious, Lincoln Town Car Burritos are a frugal meal of beans, but the pickled onions take them over the top.

Lincoln Town Car Bean Burritos

These bean burritos take the food of the common hombre, and kick it up a notch or twelve. When is a bean burrito not just a bean burrito? When…

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Linzer Hearts: The Cookies That Didn’t Get Swapped

My friend Sharon was asking a group of folks for a good cookie swap recipe the other day, so I credit the inception of this post to her. :-DI've made…

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Loaded Baked Potato and Leek Soup with Bacon

Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

    Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon can bring any hungry tummy, and soul,  good cheer. But what about…

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Roasted Maple Dijon Chicken with Roasted Broccoli is a great weeknight meal/Desperation Dinner!

Maple Dijon Rosemary Chicken with Oven Roasted Broccoli

Are you looking for a recipe for dinner that is both delicious and EASY, EASY, EASY?  Then I have a couple of recipes that when paired together,…

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Minestrone with Pesto and Garlic Bruschetta

Minestrone with Pesto and Garlic Bruschetta

Winter hasn't QUITE given up the ghost in these parts, so how about a delicious soup, packed with vegetables to nourish your body, beans for…

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That Susan Williams: This Year's Most Popular Recipes: 2016

Most Popular Recipes of 2016

I'm participating in a group blogging project entitled This Year's Most Popular Recipes. While I'm not usually one to quibble much about…

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Can you trust when your life's in a pit?

My Word for the Year in 2017: Trust

I'm closing out the year 2016 with a post on faith. As I reflect back on my life this year, I'm also doing a bit of thinking ahead in regard to…

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Oven Roasted Broccoli is a delicious side dish that you can prepare and roast in a flash!

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan. I don't know what it's been like at YOUR grocery stores lately, but at my stores,…

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Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese and Swiss Chard

  This pizza is so yummy that I've made it several times. I found the original recipe on Epicurious, in a section known as Blue Ribbon…

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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies: The Recipe that Made Me the Cookie Contest Queen

Raspberry Shortbread Cookies are the cookies that won me the title of Cookie Contest Queen. And you'll find, at the bottom of this post,  the…

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Roasted Acorn Squash on Black Rice

Roasted Acorn Squash with Jalapeño-Lime Vinaigrette and Black Rice

  In my determination to eat more veggies, and to buy local produce whenever possible,  I joined a Community Supported Agriculture…

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Sesame Semolina Artisan Bread

Semolina Sesame Artisan Bread

The recipe I'm going to share with you today is an adaptation I came up with that sprang from two catalysts: first, a favorite childhood memory. And…

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Slow Cooker Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

What says comfort food on a chilly day more than a steaming bowl of Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich? But isn't there a better way to…

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Sourdough Bread Baking: Ingredients and Tools

This is my second post in a series of posts on how to make sourdough bread.  In my first post, I gave you an overview of the…

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Two Christmas Cookie Recipes: Raspberry Shortbread and Chocolate Caramel Treasures

Are you looking for a recipe or two for some wonderful Christmas cookies?I won two different cookie contests in my small 'burg in the Boonies with…

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Venison Stroganoff on White and Wild Rice is a recipe that will convince you that venison is the perfect protein for a gourmet meal!

Venison Stroganoff on White and Wild Rice

Recipes always mean more to me when they come with a story, and my story for venison stroganoff comes with a memory from my own family of origin. Mom…

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Waffles with Chicken Gravy

Waffles With Chicken Gravy: a Perfect Recipe for Leftover Roast Chicken.

Waffles with Chicken Gravy is NOT your usual chicken and waffles recipe. I've had Chicken and Waffles, and while they're delicious, this is not…

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Whole Wheat Bread Tutorial, Part 1: The Grain Mill

Behold the Whole Grain Goodness: click for bigger goodness.About ten years ago, when I was participating a lot on the Sonlight forums, some women…

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Whole Wheat Bread Tutorial, Part 2: Wheat Berries

 Melted butter....mmm...... This post is part 2 in a series I am working on that give the basics of making whole wheat bread. Part 1 can be found…

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Whole Wheat Bread Tutorial, Part 3: The Incidentals

Whole Wheat Boonie BreadThis is the third post in a series of posts I've been doing regarding making whole wheat bread. The first post is here, and…

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Whole Wheat Bread Tutorial, Part 4: The Recipe

The goal.It's time to stick a fork in this tutorial, and call it done, don't you think? This is the fourth and final in a series of posts on making…

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Wild Salmon Burger with Lemon, Capers and Toasted Sesame Mayonnaise: a more affordable way to enjoy salmon burgers.

Wild Salmon Burgers with Lemon, Capers, and Toasted Sesame Mayonnaise

During the winter months, although we don't pick up a vegetable share from our CSA at the Farmer's Market, we still go there anyway, just to pick up…

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Wine and Cheese for Christmas Eve!

This is NOT a sponsored post. I'm just that passionate about sharing the things I love with my friends. Although Cabot Creameries DID send me some…

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Wonderful Red Wines for those Cold Winter NIghts

This week, my friend, world class musician, and wine connoisseur Denny Jiosa is doing another wine tutorial for us. Denny has some great and…

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Lasagna

World’s Best (and Easiest) Lasagna

I am about to fall from grace, in the eyes of some of you, but let me just go ahead and 'fess up, right off the bat: the World's Best (and Easiest)…

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World's Best Venison Chili: this chili recipe works equally well with beef, perfect for the Super Bowl.

World’s Best Chili Makes a Super Bowl!

  The World's Best Chili happens to be Venison Chili: and it makes a Super Bowl!  See what I did there? Did you like that? I managed…

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