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A Christmas Menu Idea For Two (or four)

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Often after having experienced a very social Thanksgiving dinner (or not), I look forward to a quiet Christmas dinner. The menus for my Christmas dinner sometimes included ham baked with cloves and pineapples and a range of complimentary sides. Sometimes, . . .

How To Roast Chicken Thigh Quarters

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By now, if you’ve been following me, you know I LOVE roasted anything! Roasting is just easy to do. But most importantly, the roasting intensifies the flavor of the food with every bite an absolute palate pleasure.

Roasted Cauliflower And Broccoli With Bacon

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This side dish of roasted cauliflower, broccoli, and bacon vegetable is a very simple yet flavor-filled.  All of the ingredients are oven roasted, even the bacon.  The dish is then tossed with a spicy sweet soy sauce.

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast Tenderloin With Celery Gravy

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This is an easy, quick and tasty recipe to make.  Similar to my recipe No-Flour Pan Fried Pork Chop, Gravy and Vegetables, well seasoned chicken brest tenderloins are pan fried in oil and butter.  The vegetables include onions, garlic and celery which were first sauteed in the oil and butter.  Canned creamed celery soup provides the gravy which is given additional flavors from whip cream.