Fettuccine with Asparagus and the Best Goat Cheese Ever!

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Okay, this scrumptious recipe comes with a history lesson and a lead on the some of the most delicious goat cheese I've ever eaten. Ready? Here goes.As those of you who have been reading this blog for a while already know, my favorite place on this earth is the beautiful state of Vermont, where I spent a happy childhood disobediently running through corn fields, putting on plays with my cousins in my grandparent's horse barn and otherwise frolicking around. Yep, that's yours truly on the hay cart, dressed very appropriately in the green flowered dress. Thank God I'm A Country Girl. Anyway, I escape back up there whenever possible, and one of the places we always love to visit is Hildene Farm in Manchester. (Here comes the history lesson.) I bet you did not know that Robert Todd Lincoln (only child of Abraham and Mary Todd to survive to adulthood) had a summer home in Vermont, did you? He did, and it is gorgeous Hildene Farm, where you can tour the historic home... Read More & Get the Recipe

Hot Chicken Salad

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Santa Claus totally, utterly spoiled me this year by leaving one of these under my tree. Not with the squash in it, just in case you were wondering. Anyway, I couldn't WAIT to chop up anything in sight, and luckily for me, the instruction manual included a bunch of recipes that conveniently required that ingredients be chopped and sliced and otherwise generally pulverized. And as I was flipping through the book I spotted one that I hadn't run across before...hot chicken salad. Which called for some cooked chicken, which I happily had some if in my fridge. Let the chopping begin!! The recipe called for first chopping up the chicken with some scallions with the regular chopping blade. Roger that....chopchopchopchop. Then you put on the slicing blade and slice up some fennel. Sliceslicesliceslice. THEN you get to use the little mini bowl and blade to mix up the dressing, which is a combo of mayonnaise, sour cream, flour, oregano, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mixmixmixmixmix. Mix Read More & Get the Recipe