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#351 Karen

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:18 AM

Made a veggie fried rice with peas, carrots, onion, snow peas, garlic and water chestnuts.

Yum!

#352 deadandgrateful

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

Time to spice this thread up with a sexy shot of some din din i just made for myself...

Dinner tonight ladies and germs, was a sundried tomato and carrot cous cous made from scrath with chicken broth, With an orange peel peppered Keta salmon over a bed of arugla, red leaf and Radiccio.

:) enjoy, i know i did!

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#353 mountain mama

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

what a beautiful plate o food, deadandgrateful!!

i've got sunday gravy on the stove to put on top of whole wheat spaghetti for dinner :) even though it's blistering hot, i gotta hankerin'!

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#354 kramer

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

beautiful fer sher!!!!

i've been snapping some serballs food porn lately... the colors of the produce this season just make everything look so loverly!!

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#355 kramer

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:08 AM

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Mmm grilled swordfish over red leaf lettuce, roasted baby yellow beets, squash, red pepper, cucumber, onion, tomato, candied walnuts and goat cheese, with a legit raspberry vinaigrette (and normally I'm not a fan of raspberry vinaigrette) ... it was BOMB!!

#356 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Whoa, all this looks soooooooooo delish!!! :drool:

I made bran muffins with molasses, pecans, coconut, and fresh blueberries last night - omg good!

#357 kramer

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

so last week in my farmshare bag we got a bunch of zucchini flowers. they looked ok when i picked up the delivery but by the time we were ready to cook em up that night they were all wilted & juice had poured out of them... sad little flowers. we still stuffed em w/ ricotta cheese and herbs, breaded and fried those puppies, and they were tasty... but the next day i got an email from the delivery people saying they realized that most of the zucchini flowers were shocked by the heat and wilted, so anyone who received a bad batch would get new ones this week. i emailed back (with photos, of course!) and said mine had wilted but that we ate them anyway, and they were good! well lo and behold, today i got a delivery of new, fresh, beautiful flowers anyway! instead of the traditional recipe, i went a ltitle outside the box & stuffed em w/ fresh mozzerella, goat cheese, and homemade roasted red peppers (my mom's recipe- sooo good)... breaded them and baked, instead of frying. they were AWESOME!!!!

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#358 Feck

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

ok, i need a name for this one - not quite carbonara

looking to use up some leftovers i came up with the following.

put water on to cook macaroni - cook and drain ziti

diced bacon ends ( left over from slicing ) browned in a little evoo and butter - set aside

dredged bite sized pieces of thin cut chicken breast in flour and browned them in the remaining evoo,butter, bacon fat with a good amount chopped garlic and some red pepper.

added ziti and bacon back to pan w' chicken
added 1 cup of grated cheese + 1/2 cup milk
mixed well.

just before serving i beat 2 eggs and then mixed them into evertying else.
would have looked better w/ some fresh cut parsley as a garnish, but it was still very tasty and prolly a little more healty than full on carbonara, which can use up to 8 egg yolks and 2 +1/2 cups of heavy cream.

#359 Lemireacle

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

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#360 mountain mama

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:15 PM

^yum^

imma makin pickles today :dancingpickle:

#361 Karen

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Farfalle with cannellini beans, basil, carrots, peas, onions and bell pepper. Sauce is roasted garlic, olive oil, white wine, salt & pepper.

Serving this with an artisan lettuce salad with pecans and apples tossed in a balsamic/dijon vinaigrette.

Simple and delicious! :drool:

#362 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

It's hot... We are having one of the following for dinner tonight:

Chilled cucumber soup
Chilled avocado soup (if I can find avos that are ripe and ready to eat)
Gazpacho

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toasted pita triangles with homemade hummus.

It's a chill-out meal tonight! :)

#363 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

ok, i need a name for this one - not quite carbonara

looking to use up some leftovers i came up with the following.

put water on to cook macaroni - cook and drain ziti

diced bacon ends ( left over from slicing ) browned in a little evoo and butter - set aside

dredged bite sized pieces of thin cut chicken breast in flour and browned them in the remaining evoo,butter, bacon fat with a good amount chopped garlic and some red pepper.

added ziti and bacon back to pan w' chicken
added 1 cup of grated cheese + 1/2 cup milk
mixed well.

just before serving i beat 2 eggs and then mixed them into evertying else.
would have looked better w/ some fresh cut parsley as a garnish, but it was still very tasty and prolly a little more healty than full on carbonara, which can use up to 8 egg yolks and 2 +1/2 cups of heavy cream.


Did you come up with a name for this yet?

"Not-quite-carbonara" has a nice ring to it, methinks! :)

#364 Feck

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

thanks - nothing offiicial yet

#365 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:53 PM

Tonight's dinner is chicken a la king... Last night's gazpacho turned out INCREDIBLE, I actually followed an authentic recipe for it rather than just making it up on my own... :funny1:

Tomorrow I am baking a peach and cherry galette for the piggy roast/bbq we are going to. Kinda nice to know we'll have a feast with friends in the outdoors for tomorrow's meals! :)

#366 mountain mama

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

so last week in my farmshare bag we got a bunch of zucchini flowers. they looked ok when i picked up the delivery but by the time we were ready to cook em up that night they were all wilted & juice had poured out of them... sad little flowers. we still stuffed em w/ ricotta cheese and herbs, breaded and fried those puppies, and they were tasty... but the next day i got an email from the delivery people saying they realized that most of the zucchini flowers were shocked by the heat and wilted, so anyone who received a bad batch would get new ones this week. i emailed back (with photos, of course!) and said mine had wilted but that we ate them anyway, and they were good! well lo and behold, today i got a delivery of new, fresh, beautiful flowers anyway! instead of the traditional recipe, i went a ltitle outside the box & stuffed em w/ fresh mozzerella, goat cheese, and homemade roasted red peppers (my mom's recipe- sooo good)... breaded them and baked, instead of frying. they were AWESOME!!!!

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so beautiful!!!
here's a pickle pic :dancingpickle:
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some dilly, some garlickity...

gonna make some pickled eggs with beets today...

#367 Karen

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

MM, those look and sound divine!

#368 mountain mama

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

bringin some to picnic, Karen!! :)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

:tdd: deelicious cookie bars
30,000 pounds of bean salad
black bean brownies
beets and pickled eggs
nomnoms

#370 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:51 PM

Veggie lasagna tonight, mmmmmmm, so GOOD!

Those fried zucchini blossoms look delightful - what a treat!

#371 Tooozday

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:52 PM

Breaded and baked eggplant, topped with tomato/roasted garlic/basil puree and shredded mozz.
All the veggies came from a friend's garden. The mozz, however, came from the store. Anyone ever done a cheesemaking class?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

sometimes i just have to have a steak. pan seared, finished to med rare in the oven.

crab cake + garlic shrimp appy, 16 oz aged prime bone in shell steak, sautéed mixed mushrooms w/ garlic, wilted spinach & arugula + garlic, twice baked potato, w bacon bits. 2006 clos de val.

i made a bunch of the crab cakes and baked potato - froze them for later.

next weekend i have 5 racks of ribs to make for a party on Saturday.
prep starts thursday night
Thurs - skin, trim & dry rub
Fri - wet rub / marinade
Sat - more rub, smoke & eat.

#373 kramer

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:48 AM

We went to a wedding last week in Maryland... and, well, you can't go to Maryland and not eat crab, right??

They didn't offer menu options for the sit-down dinner- instead, everyone got a small steak and a MASSIVE crab cake! Holy moly! Diddy and I both said we could have eaten 6 apiece... what a treat!

#374 Karen

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

Tonight I am making coconut red lentil curry. :drool:

It's super spicy and really, really flavorful!!! I'll serve it with brown basmati and a chopped salad with carrot ginger dressing.

This recipe is very easy and the leftovers are amazing because with every passing hour this dish gets more and more delicious. Tip: I also add a 1/2 teaspoon or so of sugar to as the sweet really compliments the spicy in this recipe.
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger (I use the stuff in the tube)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2 1/2-inch) fresh jalapeño or serrano chile, finely chopped, including seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils (10 oz)
  • 1 (13- to 14-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro sprigs
Cook onion in oil in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until edges are golden, about 6 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt, and chile and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
Stir in water, lentils, and coconut milk, then simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or so until lentils are tender. Season with salt and serve with cilantro sprigs scattered on top


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#375 Tim the Beek

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:47 PM

Last night's nom:

Butternut Squash, roasted leek and cheddar raviolis with a brown butter, sage and rosemary apple cider reduction drizzled over them, with roasted brussels sprouts on the side. Tasted like autumn.

Other than the flour for the pasta, the butter and some black pepper for seasoning, all of the ingredients came from no more than 15 miles from my kitchen, and most of them much, much closer than that. :)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

you had me going on the coconut red lentil dish until "with cilantro sprigs scattered on top"

how did we ever get by for so long with out with cilantro sprigs scattered on top of almost everthing ?

got some rather large kirbys today, will try to pickle them whole, 1 per qt jar. - no cilantro

#377 Tim the Beek

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

With a couple of very minor alterations, made "The Great Pumpkin Soup" from Anna Thomas's Love Soup this weekend. Will make it again.

Here's someone's page about it:

http://www.tumblr.co...at-pumpkin-soup

Used an orange kabocha-lookin' squash of pumpkin, red potatoes instead of Yukon Gold, and a mixture of beans.

Also baked oatmeal cookies.

Love the fall cookin', I do.

#378 jme

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

Yesterday I made turkey meatballs in red sauce and a chicken & Vegetable soup.

eatin good this week with minimal prep. :beer:

#379 Kashmir

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I made chicken, vegetable and rice soup for the week.....I should have use quinoa instead of rice tho :bang:

Tonight's dinner is in the oven. Its a nice roast all garlic rubbed and steamed broccoli. Nice Sunday Funday meal :D

#380 MeOmYo

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

Shrimp pad Thai. Best one I've made so far.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

this looks amazing

http://www.goodlifee...a-stuffing.html

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#382 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Made some Roasted corn/butternut squash n' cheddar chowder this weekend.

The lovely Ms. china cat made a very tasty red sauce, which went on pasta with garlic bread I made on the side.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

i made a test batch of struffila over the weekend. they came out great, but possibly a little too large

3 +1/2 cups all purpose flour
6 eggs + 1 yolk
pinch of salt
zest from one lemon
zest from one orange
1 oz orange liq. - or lemoncello ( i cheated and infused some vodka with orange zest)
mix and let rest in frig for at least 1/2 hr.
divide into golf ball sized portions
roll each into 1/2 thick logs
cut logs into 1/2 inch pieces
roll each piece into a small ball

deep fry in 350- 375 oil, i used EVOO,

combine
1 lb of honey ( i used orange blossom honey)
juice of one orange
zest of one orange
in a small pot, stir had heat to 150 degrees
pour over fried dough balls and mix until absorbed or cool.
plate in a ring or mound.
sprinkle with multi colored sprinkles ( the little round ones, not the ice cream type)
some people will also dust w/ conf. sugar or add colored candy coated almonds.

#384 Karen

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Tonight's menu is:

 

Chopped salad:  green leaf, red onion, green apple, kirby, walnuts, danish blue crumbles, balsamic vinaigrette

 

Homemade meatballs and sauce over rotini with a side of stringbeans w garlic



#385 hoagie

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Wendi just made an insane meat sauce featuring ground beef, ground pork, sweet sausage, bacon, and pepperoni. Over angel hair, garlic bread...that Polack can cook italian boyxxx

#386 Feck

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

company holiday party is today (not sure which holiday)

 

made the same guac and salsa i made for the last Eddie Z boardie spring bbq. and a bunch of the "fire" from this years GOTV pig roast.

 

"fire" = baby shrimp + cheese filled jalepenos, wrapped in bacon, baked until the bacon becomes crispy.



#387 Karen

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Chicken tortilla soup!  

 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small onion, diced

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 jalapenos, finely diced

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (14.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

2 limes, juiced, plus wedges for garnish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves

3 corn tortillas

 

Directions

In a large saucepan heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Once the onions have softened add the garlic and jalepenos and cook for another minute. Pour the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans into the pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to simmer and add your chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. Once chicken is cooked remove from pot. When cool enough to handle shred it and add back to soup. Add lime juice and fresh cilantro to the pot.     Chop up the tortillas and puree in with 1 cup of the soup broth.  Add it back to the soup and voila!  you are done.



#388 KittyKindBud

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Homemade chili ......



#389 Karen

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Chicken breast cut into strips, dredged in seasoned flour sauteed in olive oil, white wine, garlic and lemon

Served with jasmine rice, and a side of cauliflower in a bechamel cheese sauce.

 

Oh the YUM!  



#390 Karen

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

Made steamed vegetarian dumplings today.  Store bought wontons...shredded some napa cabbage, carrots, scallions, ginger and a jalepeno pepper.  Then beat an egg, mixed in sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.  Mixed everything together and stuffed the dumplings with it and steamed them for about 4-5 minutes.

 

JP said they were delicious!   I agree with him :)



#391 Karen

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

Making broccolli soup right now.  Sauteed an onion with some garlic in the Le Crueset french oven.  Added 1 cup chix stock, 3 cups water and two smallish heads of chopped up broccolli and some herbs.   Going to simmer for 20 minutes then add 2 medium size leftover chopped up boiled potatoes.  When those are heated through I'll use the immersion blender to puree the whole thing.



#392 jme

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

it's asian themed grilling day tomorrow !!!!

 

pork burgers with cabbage slaw, sweet and spicy chicken wings, grilled bok choy, and noodle salad.



#393 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

I'm making a nori-wrapped salmon served with a miso brother and edamame for tonight's dinner... A friend and I have been doing Skype cooking shows together on Friday evenings - lots of fun to cook "together" :)



#394 Karen

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

Chicken caulifower madras simmer with jasmine rice.

 

Oh the YUM!



#395 Feck

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

going to a party today ?

 

what are you bringing ?

 

motti's black bean hummus

bloody mary shrimp

cheese & parsley sausage pinwheels , peppers and onion w/ Italian bread

the western beef by me has some of the best bread around so the sausage is just an excuse



#396 jme

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

I made some Tortellini salad yesterday

 

whole wheat cheese tortellini - cooked and cooled

grape tomatoes - halved

frehs mozz - cubed

basil - chiffonade 

Parmesan cheese - couple shakes

italian salad dressing - enough to coat

 

toss / mix / serve



#397 kramer

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:48 AM

http://pinterest.com...83078925279821/

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:50 AM

We made a yummy Thai fish sauce with lemongrass, chiles, lime, cilantro... Served over rice with steamed spinach!

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

veal chop w/ hot cherry & yellow peppers w/ stewed zucchini, yellow squash and tomato , squashed potatoes w roasted garlic 

 

I think this would work with any type of cutlet or chop, meat or meatless.

 

while baking 2 small potatoes , I sliced the veggies and put them in a pot I had softened some garlic in olive oil that I used to brown 2 small dried red chilies.

I added a little salt, black pepper, oregano and parsley. Covered the pot, low heat until it boiled and turned it off.

 

once the potatoes were done, it took them out and squashed them, and pan fried them in a with just a little more olive oil,  I had fried some garlic in.

garlic and potatoes went back into the oven to stay warm

 

set aside 1/2 sliced yellow or other bell pepper,  as many slices of pickled hot cherry peppers as you like, chopped garlic and 1/4 cup of vinegar from the jar of cherry peppers/slices

 

add a drop or 2 more olive oil to the pan, if needed , then the garlic and pepper slices, add chop, cutlet, patty, portabella mushroom, etc.

cook on one side, flip and cook until it is done and put on the serving plate. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar a little at a time, reduce.

 

potatoes go down first, veggies to the side, chop on top, peppers and sauce over all of it.

serve w/ crispy bread for dipping.



#400 Karen

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:33 PM

Farfalle with diced leftover steak in a gorgonzola cream sauce :thup: