Sriracha Salmon from the Grill

Grilled Srirach Salmon from Platter Talk

This Sriracha Salmon from the grill uses sriracha chili sause and a couple of other ingredients that are probably already in your fridge. Loaded with health, flavor, and convenience, you need to take a look at this recipe and fire up the grill. ...

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From our Table to Yours


Pickled Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Today was one of “those” days.  It seemed as if the work day would never end, but luckily it did.   I pulled into the driveway a little after Dan.   Throughout the entire drive home I kept thinking about dinner.  I had no clue what we would be eating, but I needed something comforting…

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Roasted Summer Salsa with Cucumber Chips

It’s high summer here in Wisconsin and no one is enjoying it more than our family.  Our kids have been enjoying the lake on weekends, with lots of swimming, fishing and kayak races.  The grown-ups have been equally thrilled to bask in the season and all the foods of summer. We had our first big…

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Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Think Heaven.  Whatever your concept of such a place may be, these old-fashioned apple dumplings are certain to fit in.  I’m not sure if I have ever actually eaten an apple dumpling, prior to this blog post project.  After a single bite the first question that came to my mind was, “Why did I wait so…

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Mushroom and Sausage Pasta

Who among us has never had a less than optimal day?  Surely, we can all name a few of these which thankfully we somehow or another always seem to make it beyond.  For me, some recent examples would be having my truck towed in the middle of a blizzard on the evening of my birthday,…

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Slow Cooker Bread Pudding from Platter Talk

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Let your slow cooker take care of dessert by making this Bread Pudding; a simple loaf of bread, some eggs, and a few other basic staples. Your whole family will love this special treat! We are a busy gang, with six kids coming and going, a house in town, one on the lake, and two…

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Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo

 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner! My friend Brandi, from Aunt Bee’s Recipes, describes herself as a southern wife, mom, and aunt that loves to cook and try new recipes.   She may be all that, but I’d like to also add that she is just about one of the sweetest ladies in the blogsphere that I…

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Crock pot pumpkin cake

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake

There’s no denying that it’s time to start seriously thinking ‘pumpkin.‘  Halloween is still a few weeks away but suddenly there are gourds and pumpkins popping up all over the place.  Speaking of pumpkins, one of them ended up in the most unexpected places the other day – in my slow cooker.  When it came…

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chex lemon buddies on platter talk

Lemon Crunch Buddies

I would love to say that I don’t like to snack.  That would be a blatant untruth.  My workplace is flooded with snacks, a hazardous workplace of sorts to be certain.  That said, we don’t have a lot of snacks around our house and it is a rarity when I make a bona fide snack. …

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Wilted Chard and Fennel

WIlted Red Chard with Fennel and Roasted Beets

We are in high fall here in the mid-west and although the farmer’s markets with which we became so fond of this summer are beginning their long term of hibernation, there is still plenty of wonderful and healthy produce to be had.  This “supper” as they say here in Wisconsin is a celebration of fall,…

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Thai Chicken Pizza

We like pizza in our household, and we particularly like pizza on Platter Talk.  This past Sunday found us at the cottage enjoying a perfect summer weekend.  Sometimes those weekends include rain, even a hard rain – albeit brief.  Such was the case this past Sunday afternoon, following a hot and humid Saturday filled with…

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Cherry Christmas Cookies

Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I love trimming the Christmas tree, decking the halls and enjoying time with family and friends.  Like most of you,  I will be spending time in my kitchen making treats to hand out as gifts.  Let me share with you, a little a bit about the person…

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Pizza Margherita con Burrata

This post almost did not happen.  Earlier last week I was spiffing up the kitchen a bit and going through the fridge in an effort to do the same. I came across the remnants of our weekend at the cottage realizing that they were approaching the 2 day leftover mark and probably “needed to go.” …

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This post is written on the eve of a new year and is featuring an appetizer that I’ve never made before.  It’s Greek in origin, and it’s delicious in nature.   With a base of chopped spinach and feta cheese, this finger food can be prepared with or without meat and is sure to please both…

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