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Potato Leek Soup

It’s soup weather! And I have somehow made it all the way to January and NOT made a soup yet this winter…..so with today being a nice cold, windy day, I wanted to make a new soup I haven’t ever made. I LOVE making soups…and most of my soups have one thing in common, and that’s that they’re usually smooth pureed soup. While I love making Chicken Soup, French Onion Soup, and other soups that have various textures, I am typically drawn to that silky smooth texture that most soups have….some past soups I’ve made and love are: Sunchoke Soup with Sage Croutons Creamy Broccoli Soup Butternut Squash Soup with Pancetta Celery Root and Fennel Soup Creamy Corn Chowder Lobster Bisque When making pureed soups I use my Vitamix blender to get it SUPER smooth, but with a potato based soup, using a blender like that is a HUGE no ...

Lemon Butter Garlic Ora King Salmon

My husband and I have been ordering 90% of our meat and seafood this quarantine from a company called Crowd Cow…and recently Crowd Cow has started offering a Whole Ora King Salmon Fillet for purchase. Ora King Salmon is described as the “filet mignon of salmon”. It’s a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand, and has the reputation to back up its quality. This salmon is unlike any regular grocery store salmon I’ve ever had. It’s literally melt in your mouth tender, and not fishy tasting at all. It could be made with a simple sea salt and pepper topping or, how I did, with a mildly flavored sauce that compliments its buttery soft texture. This is a great dish to make for a small dinner party – it’s impressive to serve an entire fish, especially one this beautiful. It’s incredibly simple to make, and quick as well! For more ...

Valentine's Day Cheeseboard

It seems the theme of this week has been Valentine’s Day…for some reason my daughter has been talking about Valentine’s Day a lot lately and it’s actually inspired me to make and blog things on that theme. I figure, this far in advance will help others plan or inspire you to make some fun things of your own! With that being said, no holiday is complete without a Sara Cheeseboard…and a Valentine’s themed cheeseboard seemed just cheesey enough to actually be adorable (and delicious). I knew I wanted to add elements of sweet to the mix (like cookies, candies and fruits) and include colors like pink and red throughout the board…In addition I thought it would be fun to get cutesy with heart shaped anything and everything. This is where your creativity can run wild – and this is a great way to involve your kids as well! You can ...

Sweet & Salty Valentine's Day Bark

I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. Call it a Hallmark holiday if you will, but I see something wonderful about dedicating a day to celebrating love. Whether it’s love for a spouse, partner, your kids, dogs, parents, or whatever/whomever you choose to love, I think it’s a happy holiday and it’s something I have encouraged my kids to get excited about. Typically our tradition has been to make cupcakes each year on Valentine’s Day (which I am sure we will be doing again this year), but I also wanted to make a few fun treats with them prior to Valentine’s Day to just set the love mood. I had attempted making a “bark” for Christmas this year, and through making a gigantic mess and a very ugly bark, I tried something a little different with this one. A lot of recipes (when making something with melted chocolate) will tell you to ...

Creamy Pasta Carbonara

I have always been a huge fan of pastas in cream sauces. I like the occasional Bolognese as well, but I have never been someone who craves a bowl of pasta with just regular Marinara sauce, for me, Marinara is for Pizza or meatballs. I am 100% for the cream sauces…Alfredo and the likes… So when crowd sourcing my readers for ideas for upcoming recipes, my cousin suggested I do a Pasta Carbonara. I looked back at my life and my cooking and thought “Oh My God. How have I never made this before?!” Oddly enough, the only time I’ve even seen someone order a pasta Carbonara was when I was a teenager, a friend of mine ordered it from a random Pizza place while we were on vacation in Aspen (why I remember this so vividly, I have no idea). I remember looking at it and thinking how freaking ...

Parmesan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I have been crowd sourcing with my readers about foods and recipes they’d like to see featured on the blog, and an overwhelming number of you asked for “quick weeknight meals with little to no prep”. Others asked for easy “meals for one” and a bunch of you asked for things that the kids would like too. This recipe checks all the boxes! Roasted Potatoes are the perfect weeknight side dish that will please even the pickiest of eaters (read, your kiddos). By adding Parmesan Cheese onto the potatoes, you're adding what I call Magic Kid Dust…I swear I could sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on just about anything and make it more appealing to my extremely picky daughter. I happen to love fingerling potatoes because of their texture when roasted – crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. The combination of herbs and spices used are simple but flavorful ...

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