Rigatoni Margherita

Rigatoni Margherita

Rigatoni Margherita features the classic summer flavors of a Margherita pizza. We combined the likes of fresh sweet basil and fresh tomatoes, threw in some baked mozzarella cheese and pasta and then baked it to a summer and savory perfection. ...

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Apple-Grape Salad with Citrus Vinagrette

Apple-Grape Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Apple-Grape Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette is yet one more example of great things coming in small packages. The taste of this one really took me by surprise, after all how much flavor can you get from an apple and a hand full of grapes? Throw in a few of the right adjuncts and the answer…

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Chicken & Shells

Chicken & Shells

Chicken & Shells make for an easy-to-make meal that is perfect for any night of the week. This recipe is  suitable for both family and company, young and old alike. The cream and broth based sauce in this dinner will wow your palate and impress anyone lucky enough to be seated at your table.

Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies offer a refreshing alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. Soft and chewy, these cookies contain mellow tones of orange, gently enveloped within ribbons of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate.

Grilled Steak Tacos

No-Brainer Grilled Steak Tacos

Grilled Steak Tacos were the perfect landing to a crazy weekend, for our family.  It started off by traveling 1200 miles to the town of Grand Forks, North Dakota and back. The good news is that our oldest is now moved into his freshman dorm room. The not-so-good news: both dads miss him terribly and…

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11 Peach Recipes to try this Summer

11 Peach Recipes to Try This Summer

11 Peach Recipes to try this Summer We love our sweet and juicy peaches here on Platter Talk. Although there’s no better way to eat them than by themselves, there are endless fun and delicious recipes to put these gifts of summer to great use.  From salads, to desserts, from the grill to a bowl…

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Johnsonville Back to School Breakfast Croisausages

Johnsonville Back to School Breakfast Croisausages

Johnsonville Back to School Breakfast Croisausages are easy to make, fun to eat, and nutritiously satisfying to help give kids and parents a great start to their day. We put these together for our friends over at The Daily Meal, who asked us for some back to school ideas featuring Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links. Being…

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Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake is August. Peach Upside-Down Cake is Peaches. Peach Upside-Down Cake is Blueberries. Peach Upside-Down Cake is Summer.

Easy Chicken Tetrazini Recipe

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is an easy and convenient dish to put together. While scaling this version down in terms of fat and calories, we kept all of the flavor to ensure this is entrée is one that you and your family will love.

blueberry muffins from scratch

Blueberry Muffins from Scratch

Blueberry Muffins from Scratch will transport you to a heavenly place. To a light, breezy, sunny, and pleasant summer’s day. To the middle of nowhere.  To a small lake cottage on a small lake, with the gentle rustling of leaves and the muffled sounds of children playing and enjoying boyhood. These muffins will take you…

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Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake with White Chocolate Pudding Icing

Blueberry Cake with White Chocolate Pudding Icing is an easy and delicious summer dessert. Featuring fresh blueberries, a box cake and some pudding mix, beat the summer heat by serving this one chilled.

Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice

Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice Healthy & Grainless

Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice. A few weeks ago I decided that I was going to dust off the scale in the bathroom and see where I was for my weight.  While I knew that my pants were feeling a little snug, I was not ready of what I saw.  Innocently I stepped on the scale…

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Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding

Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding

Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding is a confluence of summer and living the good life. Don’t get me wrong, this dreamy dessert is not exclusively for summer, you can have it any time of the year. There is however, nothing like fresh blueberries, when in season. Add some melted chocolate to them, all in a warm…

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Black Bean Breakfast Sandwich

Black Bean Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless and High Protein

Black Bean Breakfast Sandwich is a misnomer of sorts. Don’t get me wrong, it’s completely delicious, it’s easy to make, loaded with protein and fiber but it doesn’t have to be exclusively for breakfast. I made this for a rare meatless Monday dinner and may I just say the reviews were stellar.

Boat Bars Dessert Recipe

Boat Bars Dessert Recipe

This Boat Bars Dessert Recipe in an easy and dreamy baked treat, created by my late mother-in-law, years ago. In many ways, these boat bars are a reflection of the lady behind them. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, everyone loves these delicious and uncomplicated Boat Bars.

Crustelss Vegetarian Quiche Recipe

Crustless Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Crustless Vegetable Quiche Recipe offers a light and natural meal, perfect for the height of summer. Featuring aquaponic mushrooms and Swiss chard, this dish is heavy in both health and flavor.

Summer Appetizers

Summer Appetizers for Every Taste

Summer Appetizers are in high demand right now, with summer’s high season. We are proud to be a contributor to Parade magazine and just as proud to have an association with some of the most talented and passionate foodies on the globe. Our latest Parade piece features 10 Summer Appetizers for Every Taste.  What follows…

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Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos)

Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos) Recipe & Video

Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos) represent a delicious answer to a question that is frequently directed to us. We are asked all the time whether or not we ever eat leftovers.  The answer: yes, of course.  However, we like to “spice” it up a bit with our food from previous meals and try…

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French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast

French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast

This French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast takes two classic dishes and combines them into a single and delicious meal. It’s easy to make and very affordable. You can put this meal together for well under $15 and have enough for leftovers as well.

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna with Mushrooms & Microgreens

Zucchini Lasagna is another dish that’s been on my radar for a while. We have been knee deep in fresh produce from our summer local farmer’s markets. What’s more, we’ve had a steady supply of aquaponics– grown microgreens and mushrooms produced by our friends from Grow Local. They are a local farm based here in…

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Flank Steak Pinwheels

Flank Steak Pinwheels & Cooking Video

Flank Steak Pinwheels feature quality flattened flank steak that is butterflied, flattened, and topped with some savory greens of your choice with a little Parmesan cheese. The seasoned steak is then rolled up and grilled to summer perfection. If you have a good friend who is also a fabulous cook and she has you over…

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Arugula Pesto Pasta

Arugula Pesto Pasta, New Summer Taste Sensation

Arugula Pesto Pasta is a dish that’s been on my radar for about 2 weeks. We’ve had a busy summer and although I knew I wanted to make this meatless summer dish, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was in the mood for cooking anything this mid-July afternoon. I can’t tell you how happy I…

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Balsamic Mushroom Pizza & Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens

Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens

©Platter Talk Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens came to me in a vision. Does this sound religious, to you? It absolutely should, as this pizza is nothing short of a religious experience. It likely seems wacky to you but sometimes I dream about food, especially pizza. Don’t judge me, O.K? After all, I…

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Spring Potato Salad

Spring Potato Salad

Spring Potato Salad is a variation of a classic potato salad. This one is light in taste and broad in flavor, allowing it to stand up well on its own or as a compliment to a full meal. Appropriate for any season, this spring potato salad is custom built for the warm, light-filled days of…

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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup is a fast, healthy, and delicious celebration of summer. With just a few ingredients, this recipe can be made for just a few dollars, packing maximum wow for minimal expense.

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy, Texas-Style Recipe + Videos

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy has been on my short list for sometime now. Round steak cutlets that are tenderized, coated with seasoned salt and then pan-fried. My good friend and daughter of Texas has been promising to make this southern-styled meal for us, for sometime now. Earlier in the week it happened and may…

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Grilled Grits

Grilled Grits: Americana Fusion Food by Platter Talk

Grilled Grits are a tasty example of an Americana fusion food. Taking a traditional southern breakfast side dish and turning it into a grilled compliment for a mid-western barbecue and wine dinner proved easy and delicious.

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies are all things summer. Light, fresh, colorful and most of all, delicious. This idea came came to me after just a few minutes of surveying our pantry. I had chocolate on my mind but with a view of our fridge’s top shelf, I shifted gears and went with blueberries.

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce is fast meal to put together, about 20 minutes tops. It’s hard to say what it has more of: flavor or healthful nutrition. Whatever the case, you’re going to want to try this one.

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake celebrates the colors and flavors of summer. Red raspberries and plump, juicy blueberries are sandwiched between layers of white almond scented cake, all held together by a white butter cream cheese frosting.