Turkey Wellington

Not everyone feels like handling an entire 20 lb. bird for Thanksgiving – if you’re just cooking for yourself or a few other special someones, that’s a lot of leftovers!  Or maybe it’s mid August and you want all the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without the 5 day pumpkin spice latte infused extravaganza.  Whatever the case, this holiday spin on a rustic dish is sure to please and wow even the pickiest of turkey gobblers.  The classic technique is a bit tricky, but the reward is SO worth it!

DSCN0566Turkey Wellington!
serves 10

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Herb Parmesan Chicken Wings

Comfort food – it’s called that for a reason. Macaroni and cheese is a childhood staple that, when altered correctly, can satisfy all those blue-boxed memories with some grownup flair: adding chicken wings makes the meal stay kid friendly while being a little more well-rounded for us kids-at-heart.  You won’t even have to hide the box when company comes over – and they will once they smell what’s cookin’.

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nothing’s better than toasty cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Herbed Parmesan Chicken Wings!
serves 4

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Perfect Sugar Cookies

oh the weather outside is frightful
but the fire is so delightful…

Actually, its a beautiful 82 here in sunny Fort Lauderdale and we don’t even have a fireplace… but you get the drift.  It’s that time of year again – christmas songs are blasting through store speakers and the smell of pine wafts through the house.  I’m not a big dessert fan, but nothing says holidays like a delicious cookie – and that’s exactly what this simple yet so delicious recipe is all about!

:)

🙂

Perfect Sugar Cookies!
makes 24 (roughly)

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Hearty Chicken & Gravy

Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted something, hasn’t it?  I’ve been SUPER busy with moving my life back from Wisconsin to sunny Ft. Lauderdale, home sweet home.  I’m almost all unpacked and Jasper, my cat, seems to be settling in nicely.

he leads a very hard life

Anyway, now that I’m mostly settled, I think it’s about time for some delicious food blogging.  Today I’m going to write about one of my favorite comfort food meals – perfect for a wintery day or when you really want to feel stuffed at the end of the night.  EVERYONE I have tested this out on loves it – I’m sure you will too!

my mouth is already watering…

Hearty Chicken & Gravy!
serves 4

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Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts

I woke up today feeling very hungry and craving something meaty and filling. Unfortunately, I don’t have the ingredients to make one of my staples… so I’ll just blog about it instead and drool over old photos!  This is one of my favorite simple preparations of chicken that is spectacular.  It’s definitely not low-fat, though, so if you’re calorie counting you might want to skip this one.  This is also the first part of my two-part recipe for Creamy Chicken Rotini… but that’s another blog, another day.

comfort food at its best!

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast!
serves 4

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