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Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn

December 1, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian.

Since the holidays are are upon us, here’s a great side dish that will compliment a potpourri of menus. I love the combination of chewy wild rice, roasted butternut squash and sweet corn…delish! This dish goes well with just about any meat, and much of the recipe can be made ahead of time — making • Read More »

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Smoky Chicken Chowder

October 19, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Smoky Chicken Chowder | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern.

This delicious, Southwestern-inspired chowder is hearty, slightly smoky, and a little spicy…perfect for a chilly Autumn evening! I made a few changes to the recipe but nothing that drastically altered the final dish. Instead of a jalapeno chile, I used a little more chopped chipotle chile (which adds both heat and smoky flavor to the soup), a • Read More »

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Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

June 13, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

  This simple summery salad will be perfect at your next cookout or potluck. The fresh flavors will compliment a variety of foods. For the vinaigrette, I didn’t mess with a mortar and pestle to mash the garlic. Instead, I just smashed the garlic in a garlic press and proceeded with the recipe. Toss the salad with the • Read More »

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Pennsylvania Dutch Corn and Chicken Soup

January 4, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

When it’s cold and blustery outside or I’m feeling under the weather, I want a big, steaming bowl of something like this Pennsylvania Dutch Corn and Chicken Soup. It’s easy to make, and simply flavored with corn, celery and onion. No fancy ingredients…no complicated methods…just good, old-fashioned comfort in a bowl. Pennsylvania Dutch Corn and Chicken Soup -recipe from Cook’s • Read More »

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Two-Bean and Corn Salad

July 10, 2009 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I’ve been making different types of corn and bean salad for years (usually my own concoctions). I came across this particular recipe recently and thought I’d give it a try. It’s quick, easy and very tasty. Based on what I had on hand, I substituted 1 chopped canned chipotle pepper for the jalapeno and used pinto beans instead of • Read More »

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Golden Chicken, Corn & Orzo Soup

April 14, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Golden Chicken, Corn & Orzo Soup | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

This recipe, a twist on traditional chicken noodle soup, features corn, orzo (a rice-shaped pasta) and saffron (the stigma of a Mediterranean crocus flower). Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight, and is popular in Spanish, Indian and Mediterranean cooking. The recipe calls for a “pinch” of saffron which is approximately 1/8 teaspoon • Read More »

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Fresh Corn Risotto

January 27, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Rice.

In my book, risotto is comfort food…kind of like mashed potatoes or mac & cheese. I love just about any version of this creamy rice dish. One night recently when Husband was busy and the kids were engrossed in a movie, I decided to make some risotto just for me. I took stock of what I had on • Read More »

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Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Soup

December 27, 2008 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

  This is a wonderful soup — a rich and savory combination of butternut squash, nutty wild rice and smokey sausage. I made the soup the day before serving it, which worked perfectly. Instead of the roasting method that the recipe calls for (peeling the squash, cubing it then roasting it), I split the squash, scooped out the seeds, drizzled it with • Read More »

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