Using Flavored and Specialty Oils

Have you ever wondered about all the different oils available now?  Using flavored and specialty oils are a way to add depth and dimension to your cooking without a lot of fuss.  Some of flavored oils on the market are infused olive oils, so these can be used in place of plain olive oil.  The …

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Garlic Zucchini

Looking for a flavorful side dish?  This one is fast and simple, and is perfect served alongside the Italian Meat Loaf, or one of my many chicken recipes like White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms or Butterflied Baked Chicken.  Start by cleaning and slicing two or three zucchini. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet sprayed …

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Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken

Recently some of my blogger friends have been complaining of being tired of their recipes and I have to admit, I am too.  I wanted to create a new chicken recipe that had some zest, a bit of a kick, something different.  This idea came to me in a moment of inspiration, and I tried …

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Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast is a frequent meal around my house. Those half-breasts are often on sale at the local grocery store, and feed two nicely with some sandwich slices left over for taking to work for lunch the next day.  It needs to have some stronger seasoning so it doesn't taste the same as the …

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National Garlic Day with Roasted Garlic recipes

Today is another silly holiday, it is National Garlic Day!  This is an ingredient I love using.  Chopped up garlic sauteed with onions is the beginning to many a great meal.  Roasting garlic makes a wonderful flavorful add on to all kinds of recipes, from spreads for toasted bread to a rub for grilled or …

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Planting from the kitchen

Here in the mountains, our last frost date is in mid-May, yet the weather right now is warm enough to dig in the dirt.  I really enjoy planting things and watching the flowers bloom.  Every year my local garden center plants torenias by the flat for me, and I will pick those up in May.  …

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