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Main course, Montana Kitchen

Mushroom Spinach Stuffed Shells

Baby, it’s cold outside… and what could be better to warm you up than pasta – especially in the frosty winter out here in Montana. These hearty stuffed shells are the perfect dinner for when you want something warm, creamy and filling, but not too heavy. This version is vegetarian, […]

Boozy, Brunch

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

It’s that time of year when we pull out the bubbly to celebrate and make merry. This year I am in love with champagne cocktails to liven up the holidays. Even if it’s just two people having an intimate dinner, I think there is nothing more wondeful than to pop […]

Side show

Spinach Au Gratin

This is the easiest side dish you will ever make. Ever. It has five ingedients- frozen spinach, mayonnaise, parmseasan cheese, butter and panko bread crumbs. No salt or pepper. A little nutmeg if you like. Hunky Hubbie loves this spinach. Served with brown rice and parmesan breaded chicken cutlets is […]

Holiday Baking, Party food

Crispy Cocktail Smashed Potatoes

I discovered this recipe while following the instgram account of Carolina Gelen- a contibutor at Food52 and the New York Times food blog. She takes simple ingredients and cleverly elevates them- almost always creating clever Kosher and vegetarian dishes. Her videos and photography are beautiful. I love her cooking. This […]

Holiday Baking, Sweet tooth

Lemon Coconut Wedding Cookies

Delicate Wedding Cookies are one of my favorite treats during the holidays. The pillow-like tender lemony dough dusted with confectioners sugar is so special. Now that my Meyer Lemon trees are loaded with fruit, I wanted to make something with the citrus. This cookie recipe is perfect. This dough is […]

Party food, Side show

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

There are no shortcuts with this recipe. None. That being said- it is a very simple recipe- no oysters or ground chestnuts. Just simple ingredients that make a huge impact with their flavors. Bake the cornbread from scratch- use my recipe here. While still warm, crumble the cornbread in a […]

Side show

Garlic Roasted Mushrooms with Herb Butter

I am always looking for side dishes that are delicious but simple to prepare. This roasted mushroom dish is exactly that. It is so easy yet amazingly satisfying that it can easily replace your entree as well. The mushrooms are cleaned, and tossed wth a garlicky and herb infused butter. […]