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Breakfast Grits

Breakfast grits are delicious.

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Olive Garden, Monroeville, PA

  I’m not a huge fan of chain restaurants- I prefer small, locally owned eateries because they usually provide more interesting fare. This …

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Chicken Salad

This bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad is one of the easiest meals you will ever make. It is flavorful, filling, and a crowd pleaser.

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Vegetarian Quiche

it is finally that time of year when cool season leafy green crops are coming in waves again. but, even as a mainly herbivorous minded eater, i can only tolerate so many salads. luckily, i have a diffusion process that i call quiche eating. my garden is still inundated with rainbow colored stalks of swiss chard, kale, and spinach. these plants are cold hearty and can tolerate temperatures as low as fifteen degrees which is great news for my belly and lucrative for local farmers. i work with and for farmers- greens are never lacking in my kitchen. while my original recipe is made with spinach, i have been experimenting with the other green things that seem to be reproducing up here in growing zone 6b! think turnip greens, beet greens, and kohlrabi greens. this recipe is versatile and lends itself to experimentation which is one reason that it has been part of my repertoire for a decade.

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Salmon Oscar Style

Some of my favorite ingredients to work with are rich buttery sauces, asparagus, salmon and lump crabmeat. Put all of these components together and you have Salmon, Oscar Style. This is an extremely rich, delicious dish.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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Vegetarian Black Bean Burger

Not everyone likes traditional hamburgers for various reasons. Here is a relatively easy, flavorful vegetarian burger that can be eaten just like a traditional hamburger.

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup

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Salt of the Earth, Pittsburgh, PA

It wasn’t easy getting a reservation at Salt of the Earth, so when I finally secured a spot for last Thursday evening, I was excited. We arrived at 8pm sharp, and were greeted by a very friendly hostess. As she was checking on our table, I looked around, and was extremely impressed with the layout of the restaurant.

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Panera Bread, Pittsburgh, PA

Panera bread is a family restaurant with good salads, sandwiches, dinners, and excellent pastries.

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