Apple Butter Dredged Pork Cutlets

Apple Butter Dredge Pork Cutlets

We are experiencing apple-mania this fall here on Platter Talk.  In case you are wondering about the specifics of that particular condition, it is characterized by an unusually high use of apples in the kitchen.   Due in part to the unusually large harvest of apples from our honey crisp tree this past weekend, readers of this site can expect this affliction to continue for quite some time.  Our ...

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Blueberry Cantaloupe

Summer is finally here.  I can’t say or write these words too many times.  The period between winter and spring that just did not want to concede has finally passed and although the cooler and wet fringes of a spring remain, we seem to be beyond the purgatory of seasonal transition.  The brighter skies and…

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Butter Herb Roasted Chicken

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Another busy work week is complete and we as a family head to our cottage in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin to enjoy some quality time together.  Most weekends we decompress and watch movies, enjoy visitors and just veg out.   As you can guess, there are always large quantities of food around.  I am…

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cream cheese pumpkin bars

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars

In our household that is full of boys, dogs, and dads, it is a given  that as the Halloween season approaches there will be plenty of treats and pumpkins in our midst.  I’m A O.K. with this for a couple of reasons.  I love Halloween, naturally I love treats, and I’m of the opinion that…

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Zucchini and Paremsan Bake

Zucchini and Salsa Parmesan Bake

Growing up, zucchini was a four letter word in my vocabulary.  Needless to say I ate very little squash and required a fair amount of remedial arithmetic in school.   Thankfully, I have learned to really appreciate zucchini and several of its garden-grown relatives.   As far as my math skills, let’s just say I haven’t given…

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simple apple bars

Simple Apple Bars

We’ve been cooking and baking up a storm in our family, over the past few months.  We have featured a few recipes using honey crisp apples from our backyard tree, and quite honestly we could make something new every day of the week with those apples and still not run out.  That tree is loaded! …

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chicken and biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits

What says “All American” and “Welcome to my Table” and “We are So Happy to Have you Here” and “Here is Love,” any more than good ole’ chicken and biscuits?  Personally I can’t say too many good  things about this dish.  It is the most basic of basic and in my most humble culinary opinion,…

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Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

A day or so back we had the pleasure of taping a few more segments for our favorite morning television show, Living with Amy, out of Green Bay, Wisconsin.   The show’s producer gave us some topics to try and fill with good food and recipes, one of them being Getting Corny.  Get corny is exactly…

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Peach and Blueberry Spice Muffins

TGIF!  I don’t know about you but I’m happy Friday is upon us.  That being said, I have to ask, what happened to July?!  I know it was here, briefly at least.   Isn’t that how it always goes?  Here in Wisconsin, we had temperatures in the mid-90’s earlier in the week and a colleague…

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slow cooker creamy chicken

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken – 8 Minute Prep Time.

Have you ever taken a scavenger hunt in your freezer?  Dan did last night and found some frozen chicken tenderloins.  He was nice enough to take them out and put them in the fridge.  However, I did not discover this until 10 minutes before I left for work this morning.  What could I make with…

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Hero Salad

It seems that every town has a sub shop of one type or another; all serving the ubiquitous hero sandwich with which we are all familiar.  There is a lighter form of the familiar sub which you can throw together with just a few key ingredients.  It has all the flavor, all the texture and…

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Baked Egg and Portabella with Braised Kale

It’s been a Long.  Hard.  Winter.  Spring is about to officially debut here in Wisconsin and not a minute too soon.  Although that is indeed what our calendars are saying,  I’m not buying it; not yet anyway.  Last night’s fresh snow fall makes this mid-March day seem more like Christmas Eve rather than the day…

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avocado with cucumber salsa

Avocado with Cucumber Salsa

Here in the mid-western U.S., much of the lingering snow has given way to the brown leaves and blades of 2013,  leaving  a wanting of new green and the arrival of spring, in earnest.  With that in mind, most of us are fully aware that Mother Nature moves to the beat of her own drum…

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Lemon-Dill Potato Salad

Is there anyone who isn’t thinking about the upcoming holiday?  Be honest.  We all have summer on our minds – boating, vacation, golf, camping, fireworks, and food.  Chances are, the majority of us will all be enjoying one of these activities over the next day or so.  It’s the holiday of summer.  It is summer. …

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risotto al pomodoro

Risotto al Pomodoro

And All the Foods of Viva Italia 2013 This is it folks – the final post featuring Viva Italia 2013.  Throughout this month long project or so, I’ve only put on a pound or two of weight, and if I had to blame it on this authentic Italian fare, it was worth every ounce.  For…

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ham and cheese morning muffins

Ham and Cheese Morning Muffins

A week or so ago we were asked to come up with some Back to School ideas to help our readers and their kids make the transition from summer vacation mode to books and lunch pails.   Scott took the request to heart and came across a dandy of a recipe that fits the bill perfectly….

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