Creamy Leek & Kale Gratin
Creamy Leek & Kale Gratin
Four years ago on January 24, 2012, I challenged myself to a game where I would make a different meal each night for my family. The rules I set for myself were simple. I had to post a picture the next day of our meal and give a recipe or in the case of old family recipes that don’t translate well – pour a bunch of salt into a pan… at least give the steps I went through. I could repeat dishes with different ingredients ie. chicken tacos and ground beef tacos did not count as the same meal. I went through starts and stops in the beginning but little did we know life was about to make a drastic change.
A wedding, two moves (the first that would take us 550 miles from our closest family and friends), new schools, homeschooling, virtual schooling, the death of my mother-in-law and…
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My son made this dish on his own with my just giving him a few guidelines. He learned a lot from this dish. Like to have your spices ready to go before you turn the pan on so the olive oil doesn’t burn. Yes, he started over again. But, in the end he did a wonderful job. He said to me after dinner, “I think I will be fine at college with the cooking and food stuff. It is just the paying for it that may be difficult.” Even I understand that one!
We have always called this dish Tuscan Chicken but I heard someone refer to it as Marry Me Chicken. As the story goes someone once upon a time made this dish for her date and it was the THE DISH that made him fall in love with her so they named it “Marry Me Chicken.” I like…
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Life continues on. My son was Maurice, Belle’s father, in “Beauty and the Beast” recently. He loves acting and musicals. With his autism he studies people endlessly to understand their motives, vocal inflections, and emotions. This has helped him be a fairly good actor. Comedy especially comes easy to him. He doesn’t understand that even though it comes easily to him that it is a talent. I know I am his mom but he did a great job and his songs were wonderful.
Maurice and his proud sister.
So, we are having these quick easy meals that everyone can eat or heat up as they need. This meal is on the table in about 30 – 35 minutes. It is a comforting meal with lots of flavor!
This was a hit with everyone (even my daughter who doesn’t care for rice). It has a great flavor and is a…
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Good Morning Foodies! I hope you all are having an amazing week and getting all prepared for the upcoming holidays! Today I wanted to share a recipe with you that I am so excited about! Honestly, this might be one of the best meals I have ever made and it was a huge hit with my boyfriend.
I little background story first: I have never been that great of a baker but over the past year or so I have really been trying to sharpen my baking skills. So far, I have made some pretty great things that I am proud of. The other day, I decided to make a pot pie. I didn’t want to use biscuits or a pre-made crust, so I decided to try for a homemade pie crust instead. Also, I decided to try my luck at making this inside of the pot pie, right off…
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These are not the easiest rolls to make but these are probably my favorite rolls by far. They remind me of when we would go the Ryan’s and eat many, many years ago. When you pair these with the Whipped Honey Butter and Cinnamon Butter you have a match made in heaven.
There have been many times in the past that I had requests from neighbors to make batches of these for their Thanksgiving dinners. I always tried to make more than enough but somehow we never end up with any leftover rolls.
I probably wouldn’t try this out for the first time if things are rushed because these take a bit of time to make but they are so worth it. I also use my stand mixer to make these but they would probably be just fine with a hand mixer or by hand. These could be made ahead…
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