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Italian Chicken Recipe With Proscuitto, Sage, & Provolone Cheese

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This easy Italian chicken recipe includes proscuitto, sage, and provolone cheese. It is quick and a true crowd pleaser!

How can a dish that photographs so terribly taste so good? It’s life questions like these that I ask myself when I think about this Italian chicken recipe I made. Seriously…this is one of those dishes that, when I ate it, I said, “Hot damn, this might be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made.”

Yet…it looks so…plain. But trust me, this Italian chicken recipe is anything but plain. It’s lemony, herbaceous, and super easy to make. So if you care more about food that tastes good than looks pretty, this recipe is for you.

(And whatever, I decided this is more “rustic” than plain. 🙂 )

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Easy Steak Recipe With a Rosemary Jam Crust

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This easy steak recipe features a rosemary, mustard, and jam sauce and a crunchy, zesty panko crust. It is so easy and perfect for holidays.

I’m always looking for an easy steak recipe. It’s not for meal planning purposes or inspiration. Rather, I’m reading up on cooking methods and looking for themes in how to cook the perfect steak. I do this because…confession…I haven’t always been the best at cooking steak indoors.

I used to avoid cooking steak because it always turned out more gray than caramelized brown. It’s taken a lot of practice, but I’m finally comfortable making steak on the stove. What was once an “eat-it-when-others-make-it” situation is now an “eat-whenever-the-mood-strikes” situation. And the mood struck hard a few weeks ago when I was thinking about recipes I could potentially make for Easter dinner.

Knowing I still have a rosemary plant going strong from last summer (I know, WTF, right?!), I developed this recipe. It’s super easy and flavorful, with herbaceous and sweet flavors filling up your home and palate. Read on for the recipe, tips on cooking steak, and wine pairing suggestions.

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One Pan Meal: Roast Chicken With Cocoa, Chipotle, & Orange

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This easy chicken recipe is SO easy and flavorful. It has orange, cocoa, chipotle and cilantro served with sweet potatoes and onions. Pair it with an earthy Malbec for a great easy meal!

I’ve been craving one pan meals recently. Between travel, fun foodie events, and trying to fit in some exercise, I’m completely exhausted at the end of the day and want something easy for dinner.

While I was recipe testing for Valentine’s Day, I ended up playing around with chocolate and chiles. This easy one pan chicken spawned from that. It features all good-for-you goodies like orange, sweet potato, cilantro, and of course, chocolate.

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Where to Find the Best Steak Tartare in Seattle

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The Walrus and Carpenter in Seattle serves the best steak tartare I have ever had. It is super creamy thanks to a raw egg, salty, and crunchy because of the rye toast crisps. I highly recommend trying this if you go to this popular French restaurant in Seattle!

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m completely obsessed with steak tartare. I’m a complete savage when I go to restaurants. If they have this popular raw meat dish, I will be ordering it.

I started to realize that not all steak tartares are created equal. So I created a Trello board with a running list of all my favorites (I know, I’m a nerd). Rather than let that list go to waste, I thought I’d share with you where to find the best steak tartare in Seattle.

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Salmon with Orange, Fennel, Olives, & a Pistachio-Cacao Nib Gremolata

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This easy and healthy salmon recipe is served with roast oranges, fennel, olives, and a pistachio-cacao nib gremolata. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

There’s nothing I like more than an easy salmon recipe. Oh wait…there is. An easy salmon recipe paired with WINE.

If you remember from the interview with Farm Shed Wines I posted last week, I’ll be partnering with them to develop a few recipes that pair well with local Pacific Northwest wines.

This is the first recipe in our collaboration, perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day really). I created a pan-seared salmon served with roasted orange, fennel, olives, and a pistachio-cacao nib gremolata. I also made recommendations of the type of wine that would go well with it. So if you’re ready to impress your hubby with a relatively healthy, light, flavorful, and easy salmon recipe, you’ve come to the right place!

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