Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuff it! I meant that in the nicest possible way of course. We’re stuffing ‘shrooms because they’re obviously delicious and because it’s appetizer season. Small bites rule the roost for the next little while and stuffed shrooms are one of the simplest and crowd pleasing appetizers you can put together. They grace just about every restaurant menu (read they’re good people, really good). Not to mention you can stuff them with just about anything your heart desires. Today our heart desires SAUSAGE and CHEESE please. What could be bad about those two? Um, nothing.

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Marinated Mushrooms

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Last week was unintentionally dessert week on the blog. It was hard to miss our parade of chocolate. I know you saw them all. It’s hard to look away from Warm Chocolate Nutella Melting CakeBrown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and  S’Mores Panna Cotta . I go for a few weeks of blog posts until I realize I have neglected my sweet tooth and then I tend to get a little carried away and over compensate for said lack of baking. Sigh. Which is exactly why I don’t bake more often. I eat it all. Then I want more. Double sigh. I am a sucker for sweets. Are you saying no duh Paula (and is it suddenly the 80′s again? Where did that phrase get dug up from) What do sweets have to do with marinated mushrooms? Nothing at all. Just marks our return to cooking for a few weeks.

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Couscous with Mushrooms and Herbs

 

I’m not sure what took me so long to jump on the couscous train. I suppose better late than never eh? Regardless I’m glad I finally did. It is pretty incredible. Little balls of pasta-liciousness bursting with flavor. Almost like savory boba balls (you know the ones in bubble tea or at the fro-yo shop) without the liquid burst. Okay not at all like boba balls I just also happen to like those. A lot. Like I have a 7 pound jar in my Amazon cart right now. I don’t kid about food. Ever. What else do I love? Mushrooms. Mushrooms plus Israeli couscous = happy happy happy.

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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

This post brought to you by Nature’s Pride Bread. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is cooler which means we can open the windows, fire up the oven and bust out our boots and cardigans. It makes me want to cook even more. We typically have friends over at least once a week. I like to have a small appetizer ready to go when they arrive.

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Rosemary Skewered Grilled Mushrooms

Who needs skewers when you have rosemary? That aromatic herb can be used for so many things. Which is a good thing considering I have a bush of rosemary as large as my car. I’m ALWAYS looking for uses for that hearty herb and one of my favorites is to use it as a skewer. You don’t ever have to remember to soak it for 30 minutes prior to using (pesky wooden skewers) and it lightly flavors the food you’re skewering. AND there’s no washing a metal  skewer afterwards (you know how much I hate doing dishes)!

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Braised Pork with Rosemary and Mushrooms {Arrosto con il Rosmarino}

I could tell you how incredibly insanely delicious that braised pork roast is in the photo. OR how I used it to make not one but three meals. But I know you see that gorgeous cassis Le Creuset in the photo and you see giveaway in the title and now you’re heart is beating a little faster and you’re just not thinking clearly. It’s not your fault. It is Le Creuset after all. So I’m just going to get right to it. Christmas is coming a little early for someone. ONE lucky bell’alimento reader is going to WIN one of those for her {or him} self!

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Carote con Funghi {Carrots and Mushrooms}

Happy New Year! Was one of your resolutions to eat more Veggies? Well this year I tried not to make any resolutions but adding more vegetables to your diet is always a good idea. Besides, when they’re bright and happy like this carrot and mushroom dish, they’re hard to resist!

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Funghi Trifolati {Sauteed Mushrooms}

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We love mushrooms! Yes, it’s true. If you search for mushrooms on bell’alimento you’ll be inundated with recipes. I make no apologies for that. Long live the shroom ; ) And now that I am a contributor for The Mushroom Channel you’ll be seeing even more shroom recipes! So naturally because we love them I’m always looking for ways to incorporate mushrooms into our meals.  

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Capellini ai Funghi e Caviale {Angel Hair w/Mushrooms & Caviar} + GIVEAWAY !

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It’s almost Mother’s Day! Yes, that’s right, honey are you listening ; ) For me, it’s a day when all I really want is peace & quiet in the house {Miss Priss, Middle Man & Bruiser you listening} & for someone else to cook for me. And if there happens to be a little something extra well then that’s just icing on the cake! Okay maybe a nice bottle of wine too ; ) 

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Bistecche ai Funghi {Steak w/Mushrooms}

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Ah steak & shrooms, they just go hand in hand don’t they! Well as usual, everything sounds better in Italian. I think I’m just going to start speaking in Italian full time. Cosa pensi? eh he he… Bistecche ai Funghi is pronounced Biz-stay-kay I foon-gee & it’s just that, steak & shrooms.Are you ready for a different take on this classic combination? I had this dish (as with every other LOL) in Italy forevah ago & thought it was genius. You’ve got this crunchy toast (essentially a piece of Texas Toast as it’s known round here ; ) on the bottom, a luscious piece of medium steak. Because yes, I think that steak should be eaten medium with a warm pink center *drool* and then it’s topped with a blanket of scrumptious shrooms that have been basking in a tomato wine based sauce! SUBLIME! It’s full of texture, flavor & it’s oh so filling! What more can you ask for!

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Eat on 30 Project – Day 7 Pizza con Pesto e Funghi {Pizza w/Pesto & Mushrooms}

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We’ve reached the final day of our challenge. This week has been full of ups & downs but we made it through! To be completely honest it was truly an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes my children sulked and were completely unhappy about the whole thing but I think that after all is said and done they learned some valuable lessons this week. I’ve seen them drinking every last drop of what they pour themselves. I’ve seen them put any leftover food in the fridge to go back to later. *Smiling* They were listening this week (well, even if I did have to tell them a few times, ok a lot of times). I would be lying if I said it hasn’t changed me either. I look at food in a whole new light. Today I was at the grocery to pick up a few items & I started to put things into the buggy, I stopped & put some back. I didn’t “need” them, I simply “wanted” them. Big difference.

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Funghi Gratinati {Mushrooms au Gratin}

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Ah another Fabulous Italian dish! Funghi {foon-gee (as in gee like geek)} Gratinati, is so much fun to say! Italian for Mushrooms au Gratin! or Simply FAB FUNGHI! This is by FAR one of the BEST mushrooms dishes I have EVER had, if not THE best…Can I just say MMMMMMMmmmmhhhh! I know that’s not technically an adjective or description but it’s spot on!

I am going to have to make a double batch of these next time. No question about it. They didn’t last five minutes at my dinner table and I could have eaten the entire dish by myself. Yes, seriously the WHOLE dish! It’s that good ppl. If you like mushrooms then you MUST, you simply MUST try this.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Mushrooms

Okay, I must admit until recently I was NOT a fan of the Brussel Sprout. At the very mention of the word, I conjured up memories of small, soggy, green vegetable balls from my childhood that I was told to eat because they were “good for me”. They were tasteless & lifeless & I wanted nothing to do with them. Until now that is! 

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Mushroom Gourgeres

Mushroom Gourgeres
Gourgeres is a fancy schmany word for cheese biscuits. Or at least that’s how I’m choosing to describe them. Now I’ve heard people go on for days about how amazing cheese biscuits from a certain lobster restaurant that is the color of scarlet. I am telling you these little cheesy gourgeres are WAY better. In my little humble opinion of course, but it’s mine all mine and I’m sticking to my guns. I’ve made several variations of these little cheese pillows and this one with MUSHROOMS is high on my list of favorites.  It’s pretty much impossible to eat just one. Go ahead and try. I’ll wait.

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Pot Roast with Balsamic Mushroom Gravy

Pot Roast with Balsamic Mushroom Gravy

This isn’t your grandma’s pot roast. Oh no. This one is bigger, badder and bolder in the flavor department. It’s tender, melt in your mouth beef that’s made even better by the balsamic mushroom sauce that you’ll want to just spoon into your mouth (yes I did that). If that doesn’t make you want to make this tonight how about I sweeten the pot. It’s made in ONE POT. Y’all know how excited I get about those kinds of things. This roast is a low and slow stunner that you’ll be gravitating to all fall and winter long.

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Sauteed Mushroom and Asparagus Puff Pastry Appetizer

Sauteed Mushroom Asparagus Puff Pastry AppetizerPuff pastry is something I ALWAYS keep in my freezer. It’s like a bag of frozen peas, we just need them (most of the time those are to actually eat but with 3 kids in the house they’re more than often used as ice packs, ehem).  Puff pastry is so versatile and has saved my patutie on more than one occasion. It can go sweet OR savory, meaning we can whip up an appetizer and/or dessert on the fly. Now I COULD make homemade puff pastry but on most days I certainly don’t have all day (and have you seen the price of butter lately. I’m seriously considering buying a cow, sigh) to do that so it’s boxed for me 99.9% o the time.

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Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Carnitas

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Carnitas

 

I’m all for low and slow cooking. Set it and forget it if you will. Now that it’s finally fall (happy dance) I’m doing a lot more of that type of cooking. I’m excited to share with y’all that I’ve partnered with Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers to bring you a few recipes using their new Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker WeMo Enabled. What does that mean? It means that it works with your smart device (Android and Apple) to let you easily adjust cook settings … from virtually anywhere. Pretty smart, right? Right!

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Spaghetti with Mushroom Meatballs

Spaghetti with Mushroom Meatballs
Meatballs. You gotta love ‘em. I mean come on. They’re fun sized spheres of meat. Okay we’ll just stick to calling them meatballs, that’s much more appetizing. Whether you like to bake them, fry them or stew them in sauce. Totally up to you. Want them made with multiple types of meat? Press on. Want to stuff them? Have at it. Options. You know we love those. A lot.

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30 Minute Chicken with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce

30 Minute Chicken with Wine and Mushroom Sauce

I’m a big fan of chicken thighs, bone in (flavor baby) it’s the cut that I gravitate to first. Sometimes I need a cut that’s going to cook up much much faster. Say when I have a herd of hungry people in my kitchen screaming what’s for dinner, MOM I’m hungry, and the other dozen or so statements that I block out after the first two. Am I the only one? Surely I can’t be. That’s where chicken breast tenderloins come in. They cook up in lickety split and help keep the peace and my headaches at bay.

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Grilled Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Kebabs

Balsamic Grilled Steak and Mushroom Kebabs

Does anyone else think of fencing when there are kebabs on the menu? No, just me. Okay then.  Glad we got that out of the way. I like kebabs. They’re fun to say, and better yet fun to eat. You can have an entire meal on a stick. You know my aversion to dishes loving self would be all over that. Yep yep.

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