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Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

https://youtu.be/R-WAROEwO34 Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

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Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes -This recipe is all about technique. The secondary ingredients can be very adaptable. Rosemary, Salt and garlic add flavor.

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Easy Microwave Risotto

https://youtu.be/E7gDjjHtFgY Cooking Risotto in the microwave is a different way to make a delicious labor-intensive dish. It is very easy. You can do other things in the kitchen while the risotto is in the microwave. Risotto is one of the few comfort foods in the world that provide this level of savory creaminess. Yet for…… Continue reading Easy Microwave Risotto

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Sautéed Spinach in 2 minutes

Sautéed Spinach in 2 minutes There are a few basic ways to cook spinach. You can blanch it or steam it, or you can take the fastest route (The Cooking Secrets for Men route) and sauté it in a pan. All you need is spinach, a pan, and a pair of tongs. And a little…… Continue reading Sautéed Spinach in 2 minutes

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Peas and Peanuts – The Bluebird, Leland, Mi.

The Bluebird Restaurant, Leland, Mi. – Peas and Peanuts Salad If you are not a “Leland Person”, you may find this combination odd. But in Leland, this is a this is a time-honored staple of the dining scene. Not only is it served at the ‘Bird as a side or on the salad bar, you…… Continue reading Peas and Peanuts – The Bluebird, Leland, Mi.