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    Mushroom Stroganoff

    We’ve been trying something new in the kitchen lately – adding some vegetarian dishes to the dinner rotation. And the craziest part of this menu modification is that it was my husband’s idea [gasp!]. The meat eater of all meat eaters actually suggested that we add some vegetarian meals to the line up (thank you Netflix and the documentary Cowspiracy).  While I love meat, I like to mix it up and so I saw this as an opportunity to try out some new recipes. Yay! So let me introduce you to Mushroom Stroganoff. This dish is ahh-mazing. I’ve always been a stroganoff fan, but mine had always had beef. I…

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    Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

    I finally decided to start making some new dishes this week and so I’m excited to share another Pinterest win!  Fresh on being infatuated with my recent Salisbury Steak Meatballs, when I saw this recipe with the mushroom gravy, I couldn’t wait to try it. This dish is pure comfort food. I served it over mashed potatoes and it was plate-licking good. Hope you enjoy! Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Salisbury Steak 1 1/3 lb ground beef 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced 1/3 cup plain panko breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp ketchup 2 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp pepper 3/4 tsp salt…

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    Garlic and Herb Veggie Kabobs

    Kabobs – another summer staple. I grill all year round, but love to make veggie kabobs in the summer when the zucchini is fresh and plentiful. I had been grilling kabobs for years but always felt like they were under-seasoned… when it occurred to me that I should marinate the veggies before I put them on the skewer! Problem solved – perfect kabobs. The marinade I like the most is this one – a mix of garlic, herbs and dried minced onion. Full of flavor! One of my favorite things about this marinade and process is that the mushrooms get a whole lot of the garlic and herbs stuck in the…

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    Rosemary Pork Chops with Mushroom and Herb Orzo

    Last year my husband and I tired to grow herbs. Tried. We had no luck with cilantro, basil, parsley or thyme, but the rosemary has hung in there!  I have not given up hope that (one day) I will have a green thumb, but I realized that growing things that require being fed every day is like having another child or animal, and momma ain’t go time for that.  Rosemary, apparently, will survive on rain alone. So, since rosemary is my only free herb, I experiment with it occasionally.  One pairing that has turned out really yummy with my rosemary is pork chops.  Throw a little rosemary, garlic and olive…

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    Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

    I love goat cheese.  Like, love it.  Will eat anything with it.  I’ve started buying it in bulk at Costco so that whenever I get the urge, I can cook with it.  Well I got the urge last night and decided to make use of some mushrooms and herbs I had around to create this yummy appetizer.  No Pinterest inspiration here – I tried to channel my inner chef and come up with something tasty all on my own!  And it was my personal chef (Blake) approved. Hope y’all enjoy! Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms 15 to 20 mushrooms, stems removed (I used a mix of baby portobello and…