Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Sweet Potato, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Kale Recipe

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Let’s call this post: How to impress your house guest with a scrambled egg breakfast. … My spring garden pot with Tuscan kale and purple basil. The husband went out of town this weekend so a girlfriend stopped by to keep me company. In actuality, I begged her to sleep over because I didn’t want… 

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A New Reality | Chicken Marsala Stew with Zucchini and Tuscan Kale

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It’s been almost three months since two toddlers showed on our doorstep and I became a Parent. Most of time, I don’t really think about the transition. But then there are nights like tonight; I was late getting out of the office, starving, cranky (because I was starving)… and all I wanted to do was get in… 

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Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs | Nabeyaki Udon with Oyster Mushrooms, Fresh Upland Cress and Chicken Egg

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Let’s talk about Salmonella for a minute. You can’t tell by looking at an egg whether or not it contains Salmonella (a bacteria that is the number one culprit in foodborne illness). Further, chickens carry the bacteria in their bodies and pass it to the forming egg yolk and whites while the egg is forming… 

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New England Style Clam Chowder with Andouille Sausage, Fresh Corn and Mushrooms

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About a month ago, I had the privilege of meeting Chef Johnny Prep while he was in town to teach local kids how to eat healthy. Johnny brought with him (from Michigan via checked luggage) not one, not two, but THREE different soups for us to try. One of them was a delicious New England style… 

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Holiday Breakfast | Spinach Mushroom Omelet with Tomato Puree

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Breakfast is generally pretty hard for me. Most mornings, over-snoozing the alarm means scrambling out the door, full of frazzle and empty in the tummy. But then there are holiday mornings, like today. Nowhere to go, nothing to do… Check-in on the chickens? Absolutely. Wander through the herb garden? Sure. Brainstorm a breakfast concoction? Game… 

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Cream of Chanterelle Soup with Fresh Fennel Sprouts

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November 3, 2013: Over the summer, I let the volunteer fennel in our backyard go to seed. (There’s a picture of the 6-foot-tall shrub in this post.) It didn’t occur to me then that letting this happen might cause a problem with more volunteer fennel. The husband had to point out to me that recently,… 

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First Impressions | Summer Skillet Chicken Marsala

A half serving is still plenty for dinner.

I knew I’d marry Mr. RGBistro before we were even dating. A couple of years ago we had arranged to spend a mid-week evening together. We’d been bragging about our home-cook skills and decided it was time to flex them. Mr. RGB volunteered his bachelor kitchen, which I accepted because it seemed a lot better… 

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