Category Archive: Oven/Roast

Chicken Bundles


Continuing with this weeks theme of comfort food I have to include these delicious little chicken bundles. Cream cheese, garlic and herb cheese, onion and herbs de Provence are mixed with diced cooked chicken and baked all bundled up in crescent dough until golden brown. This is a down home winner that makes everyone smile when they come to …

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Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Shells

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Each jumbo pasta shell is stuffed with chicken and spinach combined with the smooth ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano cheese, smothered in tomato sauce with more  mozzarella cheese melted over the top.  The layering of three types of cheese creates a creamy texture with every bite.  With recipes like this you won’t feel the least bit deprived. I prefer to use marinara or spaghetti sauce which adds more …

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Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

Food December 2009 151

When this recipe showed up in my e-mail and I saw the picture I had to make it. Oh the power of suggestion! This recipe did not disappoint. I love the concept of taking a complicated, time consuming recipe and making it easy, when the flavor is still amazing. As I often do, I doubled this recipe  in hopes of …

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Kabocha Squash At The Farmer’s Market


What a privilege it is to live in Northern California and have access to the farmer’s market year round. I am even more fortunate to have an organic farmer’s market within two miles from my home, rain or shine every Tuesday.  We have had more “rain” than “shine” as of late. I kept seeing this squash called kabocha show up …

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German Runzas


If you are not from the Midwest you are probably wondering what on earth is a Runza. It is cooked ground beef, cabbage and onion bundled in a bread dough and baked. I grew up eating these in Nebraska. Lucky for me my mom made these from scratch but we could also go to the local …

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