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holy Guacamole!

holy Guacamole!

The small ‘h’ in the word ‘holy’ changes the meaning to; used in exclamations of surprise.  Last month, while visiting my parents in Arizona, we ate at a fabulous Mexican restaurant – Barrio Cafe.  We ordered the guacamole which had a surprise sprinkled over the top – pomegranate seeds!  It […]

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Quinoa Bowl with Fire Roasted Shrimp

Quinoa Bowl with Fire Roasted Shrimp

Today is a good day to build a quinoa bowl.  It’s loaded with good, healthy ingredients and some big flavor. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Measure a cup of quinoa and place into a sauce pan. Add 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth, stir, and turn heat to medium […]

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Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels Sprout Salad

I love Brussels sprouts (not the mushy, flavorless kind) when prepared to my liking.  My entire family is not thrilled with them, however, I made a salad recently that my husband said, after trying a bite, “This IS GOOD!”  Ok, I added the capitalized letters and explanation point but I […]

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Rachel’s

Rachel’s

When Dave has appointments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, we frequently eat at a local restaurant that serves amazing Rachel’s made with cranberry bread and local ingredients.  If you haven’t ever tried a Rachel, it’s like a Reuben but made with turkey.  It’s a family favorite of […]

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Dad’s Cranberry Bread

Dad’s Cranberry Bread

From the time I was a very young child to this day, my Dad has been making homemade bread. Last month, I visited my parents in Arizona and asked Dad to be a mustardseedandyeast.com guest baker.  (How many 80+ year old men can put that on their […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon.  One of my favorite comfort foods is Shepherd’s Pie.  I make it year round but for some reason, it tastes especially good on St. Patrick’s Day. Before we begin, I want to highlight a star ingredient – sweet corn. My […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Baby Portabellas

Blue Cheese Stuffed Baby Portabellas

Blue Cheese Stuffed Baby Portabella Mushrooms are delicious!  Serve them as an appetizer or place one on top of a grilled steak and watch it melt.  Mushrooms, blue cheese and steak…….need I say more?  Yum! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wipe the baby portabella mushrooms with a damp cloth […]

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Green, Eggs and Ham

Green, Eggs and Ham

In celebration of “I Love to Read Month” (and Dr. Seuss’ birthday week), let’s cook some Green, Eggs and Ham! Last week, I had the pleasure of reading several children’s books to a couple of our Kindergarten classes.  I asked our youngest (now a Senior in High […]

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Braised Hot Beef with Pepperoncini and Mushrooms

Braised Hot Beef with Pepperoncini and Mushrooms

Hot Beef with Pepperoncini and Mushrooms is a melt-in-your-mouth-sensation!  The best news?  It is so easy! It all begins with good quality beef roasts.  I used one 3 pound arm roast and one 3 pound chuck roast.  Both cuts work well. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Season both […]

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Wedge Salad on a Stick

Wedge Salad on a Stick

No need to wait until the State Fair to treat yourself to something on a stick.  For an easy, fun and unexpected dish – try a Wedge Salad on a Stick! Gather the following; kebob sticks, thick cut bacon, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, iceberg lettuce and dressing of […]

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