Top 12 of 2012

I have been MIA for a little while.  Sorry.  I was so busy with school and work and I just let the blog go.  BUT now it is a new year and I hope to come back to blogging on a more consistent basis.  I hope you had a great 2012 and will have an even better 2013!

Number 1- White Tea Blueberry Smoothie

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Number 2- Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast

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Number 3- Spicy Grilled Cheese

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Number 4- Sage Salvation Tea

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Number 5- Bird Nest Cookies

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Number 6- Baked Breakfast Apples

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Number 7- Thyme Mushroom Quinoa Saute

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Number 8- Chamomile Cupcakes with Honey Glaze

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Number 9- Chicken Chowder

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Number 10- Irish Carrot Potato Soup

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Number 11- Tuna Melt Hot Sandwiches

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Number 12-Breakfast Tart with Garlic, Mushrooms and Bacon

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Chicken Korma

I was given this recipe by a really good friend of mine.  I love getting handwritten  recipes from people.  It feels so authentic and personal to me.  These are recipes that people share with their loved ones.  And then they took the time to sit down and write it.  I adore handwriting.  Mine is not the best, but if I write very slowly I can produce something I am proud to share.  Also, since people so rarely give handwritten recipes anymore, it feel extra special to me!

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The Weekly Dish: 11/9/2012

This is a song I really like right now.  It is by Passion Pit called Take a Walk.  I hope you enjoy!

Now on to the Weekly Dish!  These are recipes from this blog!

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Spanish Garlic Soup

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Black Rice, Roasted Carrots, and Dried Cherries

Tea and Cider Wassail

Here are recipes from blogs I follow.

Breakfast

Seeded Maple Granola from Eating for England

Cranberry Hazelnut and White Chocolate Muffins from Baker Street

Bread

Apple Bread Ring from Cake Duchess

Side Dish

Ricotta Flatbread with Pomegranate Salsa from Family Style Food

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken from Closet Cooking

Cheesy Bacon Scalloped Potatoes from ChinDeep

Main Dish

Curried Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Skillet from Naturally Ella

Spicy Mushroom-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese from Poor Girl Gourmet

Dessert

Maple Cinnamon Applesauce from Cookie and Kate

October Favorites!

Number 5- Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Brown Rice, Pecans, and Dried Figs

Number 4- Apple Dutch Baby

Number 3- Halloween Popcorn Cake

Number 2- Roasted Squash with Ricotta and Honey

Number 1- Chicken Chowder

Author’s Choice- Bacon-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Asiago Cheese

The Weekly Dish: 11/2/2012

The Weekly Dish!  These are recipes from this blog for the last week.

Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Milk Soup

Halloween Popcorn Cake

These are recipes from other blogs I follow.

Breakfast

Pumpkin Crepes from Take a Mega Bite

Bacon Potato Tart from Food on the Food

Apple Cider Pancakes from Baking Serendipity

Main Dish

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Winter Squash and Seared Radicchio from Eats Well With Others

Shrimp and Feta Pasta from Noshing with the Nolands

Dessert

Bourbon Apple Pies from Boozed + Infused

Mexican Wedding Pumpkin Cookies from Vegetarian Ventures

Apricot, Pear, and Persimmon Crumble from Feed the Piglet…

The Weekly Dish: 10/27/2012

The election is coming!  And I found this interesting video to answer the question- “Why do we vote on Tuesday?”

And without further ado!  Here is the weekly dish!!  From this blog-

Chicken Chowder

Bacon-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Asiago Cheese

Apple Dutch Baby

From blogs I follow-

Side Dish

Honey Cornbread Gruyere Muffins from Lovely Pantry

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel from Closet Cooking

Main Dish

Southern Potato Soup from Amuse Bouche

Balsamic Beef Stew from Baked Bree

Desserts

Irish Apple Dumplin’ from farmette

Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts from Eats Well With Others

Drinks

Cider and Bourbon from Two Tarts

The Weekly Dish: 10/13/2012

I love this video.  This is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talking about the single story.  I just finished reading her collection of short stories, so I really wanted to watch it again.  And then I just had to share it.  I love stories and I love reading books.  This idea of the single story is one reason why I try so hard to read a really diverse assortment of books.  No one can be squished into a single story- no person, no country.  We are all too complicated.  I hope you enjoy!

Here is the weekly dish!  These are the recipes from this blog for the last week.

Cheese Stuffed Figs with Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Squash with Ricotta and Honey

The Red Coat

Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Brown Rice, Pecans and Dried Figs

Here are some recipes from blogs I follow.

Snack

Antioxidant Trail Mix Granola from Baking Serendipity

Side Dish

Roasted Red Potatoes with Smoked Paprika from Aggie’s Kitchen

Main Dish

Beer Cheese Soup from Ezra Pound Cake

Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Desserts

Pear Apple Cobbler from MJ’s Kitchen

Spiked S’mores Pie from Sprinkle Bakes

Drinks

Chocolate Coffee Shakerato from bell’alimento

The Weekly Dish: 10/5/2012

It’s Banned Book Week!  Here is a list of the 10 most challenged titles of 2011.  Go read one!  Also, here is a wonderful video about censorship.

The Weekly Dish- here are recipes published on this blog from the past week.

Honey Macaroons

Sweet and Spicy Mushroom Stir Fry

Goat Cheese Penne Alfredo

Here are recipes from blogs I follow for the past week.

Side Dish 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes from Elephant Eats

Butternut Squash Spiced Rice from Amuse Bouche

Main Dish

Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup from A Spicy Perspective

Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce from Ezra Pound Cake

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from Cooking Classy

Desserts

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Two Tarts

Roasted Banana Ice Cream from the faux martha

Drinks

Hot Apple Pie from Cocktail Remedy

Pumpkin Pie Martini from Noshing with The Nolands

Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken

Apparently I send very business like texts.  I get to the point.  Texting takes too much work to be frilly.  Who, what, where, when and why was it funny?  Those are normally the questions answered by my texts.

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