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Baked Artichoke Dip

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Looking for a quick, easy, delicious tasting dip ready in thirty minutes.  My Baked Artichoke dip that I am sharing with you is a family favorite that your family and friends will love. Mix the ingredients - place in a baking dish- refrigerate until you are ready to bake.

Baked Artichoke Dip
2 jars(6 oz.) marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped. 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup finely graded Parmesan cheese 8 oz shredded mozzarella, divided in half 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence 
Preheat oven 350F. Combine artichokes, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese,  1/2 mozzarella and herbs in large bowl. Place in baking dish topping with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and brown around the edges.  Serve warm.

Enjoy!

Tuscan Chicken Wings

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Chicken wings so versatile and delicious are also easy to prepare. For this recipe I choose to do Tuscan themed chicken wings that are perfect as an appetizer. Dizzying lemon over the chicken wings brings out a zesty taste. You can make these wings ahead, freeze, ready for unexpected guest or an easy casual drinks with friends.






Roasted Tuscan Chicken Wings


3 tablespoon olive oil


2 clove garlic, crushed


2 teaspoon rosemary, crushed


1 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon pepper


juice of one lemon



Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary*, salt, and pepper in a large, resealable bag; seal and shake to combine. Add the chicken wings; reseal and shake to coat. Arrange chicken in a baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice. Bake for 1 hour or until crips and cooked through



*Rosemary, a Good Dinner Mrs. Mellen favorite, adds a melodious flavor to the chicken wings. Rosemary in old cooking books is known for remembrance.


Enjoy!

Chicken with Wine and Mushroom

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Growing up I was fortunate to have a wonderful cook for a mother. My mother is one of those intuitive cooks who effortlessly just knows how to marry spices for the most flavorful food. I learned how to cook watching my mother in her kitchen making her magic from cooking to baking. A solitary cook my favorite time to cook is when I am alone in my kitchen channelling my mother remembering my special time spent with her so long ago. One my favorite chicken recipes from my mother is chicken paired wine and mushrooms. Chicken is very versatile capturing flavor from the ingredient you add. I especially like rosemary added to chicken releasing a flavorful aroma to the sauce. After cooking in the over for an hour and half the flavors are perfectly combine with the chicken so tender breaking away from the bone.
Chicken with Wine and Mushroom
4 lbs. cut up chicken, 8 pieces 2 tablespoon olive oil 8 oz slice mushrooms 1 shallot, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz. slice mushroom. I like to use baby po…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

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1 1/2 lbs Brussels Sprouts, rinsed, ends sliced and remove any tough outer leaves
1 cup cranberries 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon lemon juice Zest of a lemon 2 teapsoon sea salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Preheat oven to 350F. C. Toss Brussels Sprouts, cranberries, pecans with olive oil, lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper. Place in baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes. Brussels Sprouts should be tender and browned. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Stuffed Pepper with Turkey, Orzo and Feta Cheese

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Mediterranean Stuffed Pepper with Turkey, Orzo and Feta Cheese
Peppers 6 peppers, 2 red, 2 yellow and 2 orange 1 cup orzo, cooked according to package instructions, cooled 1 lb. ground turkey 1 cup mozzarella 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon mint 1/2 teaspoon dill 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon zest of lemon 1 1/2 teapsoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Sauce 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 can(14.5 oz) petite chopped tomatoes, I use Hunt's no salt added 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut off the top of each bell pepper and reserve the tops; discard the seeds and white membranes. Put the turkey in a large bowl; add 1 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup feta, orzo, oregano, mint, dill, allspice, cinnamon garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.…

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread



INGREDIENTS3 cups sugar1 cup vegetable oil3 large eggs1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin3 cups all purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder2 cup fresh cranberries


Perfect Roasted Chicken

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Lazy Sundays are perfect for cooking wonderful family meals. Sunday dinner, a tradition in our home, has all our family coming to our home to enjoy sharing time and food as a family once again. From my Italian heritage shared with me by my mother who masterfully created a different feast every Sunday, I learned to cook and gather my family together to enjoy my food. With a busy life style I look forward to languishing on Sunday preparing a bountiful meal without hurrying through the preparation. Roasted Chicken is easy to create with many different seasoning that bring out the flavor of the chicken. I love to experiment with different ways to make a whole chicken from marinating to roasting. However you choose to cook a whole chicken be create and have fun!

Perfect Roasted Chicken












Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt inside out of the chicke…