What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #125

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Halloween is over and a lot of people are already in Christmas mode. It seems me some folks go from gimme gimme Halloween to gimme gimme Christmas. Please don’t get me wrong – I love both of the holidays. But I also treasure the time in between where I can reflect on all the beauty in my life – all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for, like my amazing family – the joy I get from my day job – the beauty of watching the wind blow the leaves or the snow fall. Just the mere fact that I can see it is cause for thanksgiving. So what are you thankful for this month? Oh, and …

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  This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

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Washington Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze

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Washington state is known for it’s abundance of shellfish and seafood.

We used to camp along the Puget sound. Every time we’d go I got my oyster permit and gathered oysters every day we were there. It’s this place that I tasted my first geoduck (pronounced gooey duck). These and razor clams are in abundance. And the cold waters of the Northern state makes it a great place for salmon – Chinook and coho. Salty sweet fish – there are no better! Add to the list of Washington foods – Crab, Rainier cherries, micro-brew beer, coffee (Starbucks started here) and Tim’s Potato chips!

Well with so many foods that are iconic of this state, which could I make? How about some salmon cooked on a cedar plank and glazed with honey and balsamic? Oh yeah. And the smell of the cedar while it cooked was awesome.

When the fish was taken out of the oven, the aroma of the cedar filled the room. A bite of the salmon yielded just a hint of the cedar flavor, the sweetness of the glaze and the salty sweet flesh. My mouth was on vacation! Continue reading

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Roasted Beets

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I love beets – and they are so good for you.

Beets contain compounds that lower blood pressure and have anti-inflammatory properties. Not to mention they taste delicious!

Here is a super easy way to make them. Just wrap and roast – that’s it!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #124

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It’s Halloween week! I’ve been busy prepping to make some spooky cupcakes for the teachers at our school. And decorating my house – and overall just enjoying the approaching holiday season. But we all still want dinner – and by the way…

what's for dinner?

  This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

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 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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South Dakota Apple Kuchen

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South Dakota – Home to the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore. And the place that has declared Kuchen it’s state dessert.

Kuchen? What is kuchen? It’s a delicious coffee cake like pastry filled with custard and fruit. It tastes sort of like a custard filled donut you eat like a cake. And it is delicious!

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The dessert (or breakfast…or snack…) was brought to the area in the 1880s by German immigrants.  As time went on, every woman created her own version of the dish and now, every grandma passes on her unique variation.

South Dakota adopted kuchen (the German word for cake) as the official state dessert in 2000. Some have fruit, others are just swirled with cinnamon. Here is my take on the treat, made with sugary sliced apples and custard. Enjoy! Continue reading

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