Chicken in Wine & Dijon Reduction

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I’ve been hotel living now for over two weeks and this recipe is my most adventurous to date. It also presented me with a bit of a dilemma in the middle of cooking when I suddenly realized I didn’t have a wine bottle opener. Fortunately, the hotel provided serrated knife which I then used to [...]

Hotel Burger with Goat Cheese

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I am still at in my Extended Stay America hotel room with its quaint kitchenette. Tonight I came home after a long but enjoyable week of work, now only two weeks away from reuniting with my wife and kids. This morning, before leaving to work, I thawed out some grass-fed ground beef I purchased at [...]

Lentils with Turnip, Leek, and Carrots

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This dish is adapted from a recipe found on Barefoot Contessa’s website. Last week a friend shared how she made the original version along with some grilled salmon.  I love lentils and had been looking for something new to do with them. Plus I really like the use of a turnip, which is a neglected [...]

Pork Tenderloin and Mustard-Wine Sauce

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Simple ingredient recipes that are full of flavor are a great way to end a long weekend.  This pork tenderloin will be a big hit as the sauce is amazing benefiting from the juices of the roasted pork. Pork Tenderloin and Mustard-Wine Sauce Serves 4 1 lb Pork tenderloin 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 [...]

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula

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Continuing our tradition of moving to a more vegetarian balanced diet this recipe for Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula was a welcome addition to this quest to find good, easy to make vegetarian dishes. What is most enjoyable about this recipe is how fast it is to make. It was literally 15 minutes [...]