Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken, spring risotto and quick bread

Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken drumsticks, spring risotto and quick bread Stuffed flounder I’m constantly jotting down and pinning recipe ideas, including one recently for stuffed flounder. But when it came time to make the dish, I found myself ignoring the recipe and winging …

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Gnocchi with butternut squash and kale is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve made lately. It’s a quick recipe that will leave you swooning. ~~~ Last Friday night, Jim said those magical words to me. “This is better than a restaurant.” Now, it’s true the guy doesn’t get out much but I’ll take that …

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An easy recipe to throw together, full of bold flavors — butternut squash, maple, bacon, garlic, cinnamon, cayenne and thyme. ~~~ Roasted winter squash goes so well with leafy greens – kale, collards, spinach, or any of the other greens you can find in the farmers market right now. I don’t really have a recipe, …

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I’m gratined out. In the last few weeks, I’ve made several. Some have been winners, like this one and the Sweet Potato and Kale Gratin. Some have been just okay, so no need to share. This gratin has been a hit in our house. I found the original recipe on the Elly Says Opa! blog …

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