Breakfast Risotto

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It's Christmas Eve!  And whether you celebrate today or tomorrow, somewhere in the holiday merriment you are going to want a festive breakfast that gives you some delicious strength for the unwrapping and oohing and aahing and possible a trip or two to the mall to exchange things.  And for all that, I highly recommend this breakfast risotto chock-full of creamy rice with bacon, egg and artichoke hearts.  Just the right amount of easy mixed with fancy mixed with scrumptious. Read More & Get the Recipe

Fettuccine with Blue Cheese and Artichoke Sauce

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Fettuccine Alfredo, I love you.  I do.  But we've been together for so long now, and while I feel that I have developed new interests and generally grown and expanded my horizons, you have stayed the same as you've ever been...a creamy and decadent bowl of pasta with cream and butter and parmesan cheese.   And frankly, I'm getting a little, well, bored.  So if we are going to continue our relationship, you're going to have to evolve along with me.  I'm thinking blue cheese.  I'm thinking artichokes. Read More & Get the Recipe

Lemon Chicken with Artichokes

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Mmm, mmm, mmm, lemon chicken with artichokes, all cooked together with some fresh herbs in one pan and topped with shaved parmesan.  There are one skillet dinners, and then there are One Skillet Dinners.  This one is a lemony extravaganza of deliciousness that can be an elegant dinner party centerpiece or a simple and satisfying Thursday night suppers.  Recipes like this I truly love. Read More & Get the Recipe

Shrimp Artichoke Pot Pie

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Okay, so I know that this is not the most beautiful food picture I have ever taken.  Not by a long shot...and usually when that happens, I usually don't post about the recipe, because for me and my little blog, it's as much about the picture as it is the recipe.  Please see this post for more on this stubborn quirk of mine and what can happen when I try and fight against it. Read More & Get the Recipe

Veal Artichoke Ragout

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I'm currently in a mad, passionate love affair with artichokes.  This happens to me sometimes.  I go for these long stretches without having anything to do with an artichoke, and then I see one across a crowded room and something comes over me. Hello, handsome. Now before you get the wrong idea, I didn't exactly use that dashing specimen in the picture.  Nope, this recipe uses the couldn't-be-easier frozen artichoke hearts that come in a box in your handy frozen food section, and all you have to do is let them thaw and then toss them in the ragout at the last minute.  The rest of this dish is an easy veal stew that cooks for a couple of lazy hours on the stovetop in a luxurious sauce of beef broth, white wine, lemon juice, chopped onion and garlic, rosemary, tomato paste and just a little bit of flour to make it just the right amount of thickness.  It's the perfect dish for a cold snowy Sunday when you are hankering for a comfort food dinner that is just a little bit Read More & Get the Recipe

Shrimp and Grits with Artichoke Hearts

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Shrimp and grits, I love you way more than a Northern girl should. Maybe it is the Southern husband's influence, but I have never met a shrimp and grits recipe I didn't like, and this one is no exception. The shrimp and artichokes are cooked in a delectable lemon garlic butter sauce, and then you spoon the whole thing over some grits that have been kicked up with a little butter and parmesan cheese. The fact that I made this recipe did not, however, stop me from making another shrimp and grits recipe with andouille sausage and roasted tomatoes several days later. I can't help myself. Stay tuned to this channel for that one, but in the meantime.... Shrimp and Grits with Artichoke Hearts   Save Print Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 package artichoke hearts, thawed ½ cup chicken broth 8 ounces large shrimp, peeled 2 garlic cloves minced 1½ teaspoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ stick butter 2 cups Read More & Get the Recipe