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Raspberry Balsamic Chicken

Adapted from "Raspberry Balsamic Chicken" post on Geniuskitchen.comYIELDS 420 mins Total Time230 CaloriesIngredients: 1-2  teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil1/2 cup of red onion, chopped1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (11/2 teaspoons if using fresh)1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)4 (4-6) ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts1/3 cup Raspberry Balsamic VinegarBlack Pepper to tasteDirections: Season chicken breasts with thyme, 1/4 tsp of salt, and [...]

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Pasta with Mushroom-Sage Olive Oil, Fried Sage Leaves, and Pecorino

YIELDS 430 mins Total Time700 CaloriesIngredients: 4 tablespoons Wild Mushroom & Sage infused Olive Oil6 fresh sage leaves, cut in thin strips2 oz. pancetta thinly sliced (optional)1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romanokosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste12 oz. dry pasta of choice, cooked al dente in lightly salted waterDirections:While your pasta [...]

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Pickled Spicy Sweet Italian Peppers

YIELDS 1 Canning Jar15 min Prep Time15 min Cook Time30 min Total Time150 CaloriesIngredients: 2 cups Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar1 cup water4 whole cloves garlic 2 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt2 cups sweet Italian peppers, sliced 1 ripe, red jalapeno pepper, seeded and slicedDirections: In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, vinegar, and salt. Bring to [...]

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BBQ Grilled Chicken Marinade

Adapted from "Krystal's Perfect Marinade for BBQ or Grilled Chicken" on allrecipes.com YIELDS 7 (up to 4 lbs of chicken)10 min Prep Time10 min Total Time190 Calories1 Serving Servings Per Recipe: 7Amount Per ServingCalories: 190 Calories from Fat: 105 Total Fat: 11.7Cholesterol: 0  Sodium: 1088Total Carbohydrates: 21.1   Sugars: 18.6Dietary Fiber: 0.2   Protein: 1.4* Percent Daily Values are based on [...]

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Autumn Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Adapted from "Autumn Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing" from Land O'LakesYIELDS 1045 min Prep Time55 minTotal Time200 CaloriesIngredients: Dressing:1/4 Cup Blood Orange Olive Oil (or Extra Virgin Olive Oil)1/4 Cup Maple Balsamic Vinegar2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic1/2 teaspoon saltSalad:5 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1" pieces1/2 cup chopped pecans1 Tablespoon brown sugar8 cups fresh spinach [...]

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Tuscan Herb Cannellini Beans

Adapted from "White Beans and Cavolo Nero" Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis posted on foodnetwork.com YIELDS 6 to 8 servings15 min Prep TIme1 hr, 45 min Cook Time2 hr Total Time587 CaloriesIngredients: 2 cups dried cannellini beans1 sprig fresh sage4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Tuscan Herb Olive Oil*1/4 cup Wild Mushroom & Sage Oil*1 [...]

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Pasta with Garlic Infused Olive Oil & Green Veggies

Adapted from blog post on Cooking And BeerYIELDS 415 min Prep Time55 min Cook Time1 hr, 10 Total TimeIngredients: 1 1/2 cups Garlic Olive Oil 1 pound dry pasta of choice (I used linguine)salt and black pepper2 cups green beans, ends trimmed off and cut in half1 1/2 cup peas, thawed if frozen1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more [...]

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Simple, Sweet, Strawberry Sundae with Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

If you haven't tried balsamic on ice cream, you're missing out!Serves: 4 - 6Calories: 300Prep Time: 10 minsIngredients: 4 pints (8 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced thick5 tablespoons Chocolate balsamic vinegar2 tablespoon sugar1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 pints vanilla ice cream, for servingFreshly grated lemon zest, for serving Thirty minutes to an hour before serving, combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, [...]

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Black Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This sweet, delicious, vinaigrette is perfect pairing with baby spinach or a spring lettuce mix. Top the salad with pears, candied nuts, feta cheese, and dried cranberries and enjoy! Ingredients:  1 cup Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar2 cloves of garlic, minced1/4 cup sugar1/2 cup Red Barrel Aged Wine Vinegar2 cups of your favorite extra virgin olive oilSalt [...]

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Mushroom Grilled Cheese - Yes Please!

1 tablespoon butter (or butter olive oil)1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 small onion, sliced8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced2 cloves garlic, chopped1 teaspoon thyme, chopped1/4 cup white wine or brothsalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon parsley, chopped1/2 teaspoon white truffle oil1 cup fontina or gruyere, shredded1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated4 slices breadMelt the butter and heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and [...]

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