Chicken Alla Vodka

Chicken Alla Vodka combines the tanginess of a marinara with the creaminess of an alfredo.  Add a little vodka for good measure and what is there not to love?  This dish is delicious and easy to make.  It has been a favorite of mine for years and is one of the first things that I look for on an Italian restaurant’s menu.

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Hearty Sausage and Cheese Ravioli Ragout

With the new year nearly upon us I thought this would be a good time to bring this blog back to life.  With the nights getting longer and colder I wanted to start out with a “stick to your ribs” meal.  For me this makes me think of pasta automatically.  The thing that I love about homemade pasta is that it is so versatile.  It can be served with sausage, meatballs or chicken; also anything from a creamy Alfredo sauce to an earthy pesto or a traditional red sauce.  The possibilities are truly endless.  In the case of ravioli even the filling itself can be customized to fit any meal.

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B is for Blueberry Scones

SconesLast week I found a blogger who was making quite a few different recipes with freshly picked blueberries Including an especially delicious looking Blueberry Jam. This got me wanting to make something with the last of my berries.

This recipe For blueberry scones  is a bit unusual, but it has been my go to recipe for years now. Freezing the berries prevents them from bleeding and making the batter look grey and bland.  The sour cream adds both an extra layer of flavor and texture into the scones that can’t be beat.  These scones always come out light fluffy and golden brown.

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Farmer’s Market

Living Local

I have recently heard of the Westminster Farmer’s Market.  This Friday I decided to check it out for the first time.  For such a small community I was surprised to see just how many farms were represented.  I would highly recommend anyone who has never been to a farmers market to check one out.  It is amazing to see the wide variety of products available that go far beyond any mass-produced supermarket varietals.  Something as simple as a tomato can become a work of art that tastes equally amazing, plus the freshness of something picked the same day simply can’t be beat.  I ended up getting a half dozen Japanese Eggplant from Woodland Ridge Farm. I’m looking forward to some baked stuffed eggplant later this week.

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