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How To Cut Cauliflower

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There are probably two major groups of you out there.  Those who like cauliflower and those who don’t.  But, I have to wonder out of those that say they do not like it, how many of you have even tried it?  And, out of that group, how many haven’t tried it only because you do […]

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

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Do I dare start this post by stating that this isn’t my kind of ice cream?  Very rarely do I post something that I do not like, and if I do share it, it is only because it won the approval from Ben, the almighty taste tester.  :)  And, not only any approval, but a […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Crouton – Ben was just telling me again yesterday how much he loved this soup.  Each time he prefaces it […]

Cheese, Ham and Chive Waffles

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Are you thrown off already just by the title?  Savory waffles, really?  Trust me, it took some time to convince myself to finally make these and try them.  The ingredients listed just didn’t seem to work in a waffle.  Ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, chives, and…orange zest?  Weird. Although we ended up having these for […]

Chicken and Mushroom Boxty

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Let’s face it.  Irish food is not pretty.  This was the most decent photo I could snap of the Chicken and Mushroom Boxty before losing my patience with it completely.  Please don’t let the look of it turn you off.  I only share recipes worth sharing, and this is no exception. This is actually a […]

Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Crouton

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If you read my post on Friday, then you are well informed of my venture for recipes that will give me a new-found excitement for St. Patty’s Day each year.  This is the second recipe I tried in order to accomplish that goal. This is basically a french onion soup, but I can’t tell you […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Paczki -My Fat Tuesday fave. Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce – We have been eating this multiple times each week, so I hope we do not get […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

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Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) is quickly approaching.  I’m not the biggest fan of what may be considered traditional Irish food, so this isn’t really a time of year that I eagerly anticipate.  Apart from certain Boxty recipes and fillings that I actually like, the food sits too heavy for me, and seems a “wee […]

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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A few months ago a friend of mine started an email recipe exchange with several of her friends.  Although I’m not exactly hurting to find new recipes, I was excited to join the group and see what everyone would share each month. I’m embarrassed to say that since I have so many recipes already bookmarked […]

Paczki

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Just a little reminder to make your co-workers’ day by bringing them these special Fat Tuesday treats tomorrow.   Click here for the recipe. Come back Wednesday for a new favorite recipe in our house.  So much so, we’ve been eating it a couple times a week!

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes – These flavors wrapped up in a spongy cake and indulgent raspberry frosting will get you excited for spring! Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll […]

Cheddary Chicken Pie

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Don’t you love coming across recipes that offer shortcuts?  That’s what I love about this cheesy chicken pie.  You can choose to make your own pie crusts and chop up your own fresh veggies, or decide to make it a very quick weeknight meal by using pre-made refrigerated pie crusts with a bag of frozen […]

Dijon Ham & Asparagus Roll-ups

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Hooray for another virtual party!  Today we are honoring our food blogging friend, Kelsey, over at Apple a Day.  She is getting married, so Amy from Sing For Your Supper organized a virtual bridal shower to celebrate the anticipation of her big day. I already had my eye on these crescent roll appetizers, so I […]

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

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It might seem out of season for these cupcakes, but they are so good that I would eat them any time of the year.  I made these for our neighbors’ daughter’s Evening of Elegance event at school.  Her mom actually gave me the idea of lemon cupcakes, to offset her contribution of something chocolaty.  After […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

Welcome to a new section of Pennies on a Platter!  I debated on what to title this weekly post, ensuring to capture my purpose for it.  Four sections will be included to finish off each week, hopefully acting as a garnish by embellishing the blog with more recipes and personal insight into my life.  I’ve […]

Sausage and Cheese Balls

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The first time I tried sausage and cheese balls was a few years ago in Illinois when we were served these snacks at our church’s small group meeting.  Although I loved them then, for some reason I never asked for the recipe (or maybe I did then forgot to actually follow up and get it).  […]

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

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The Friday before Valentine’s Day our church threw a couples event with 50′s flair, called Dinner at the Diner.  Everyone showed up in their 50′s outfits, some which were quite amazing.  Friends shared their candy cigarettes with us, and there were bubble gum blowing games along with who could hula hoop the longest.  To bring […]

Beef Braised in Red Wine

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When I saw this recipe posted on Beantown Baker, I immediately bookmarked it for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, Judah was very sick that day and didn’t let me accomplish one thing in the kitchen, so we had romantic take-out instead. But, I was able to make it the day after so all was well. And, very […]

Let’s Get Real…and a Giveaway! – CLOSED

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I have been asked many times by my peers, “How do you do it?”   I’ll say, “do what?”  Then, they will follow up with some sort of “How do you have time to make dinner every night for your family?”  Or, if someone invites us over for dinner, they will make sure to add […]

Creamy Chicken Pockets

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I dug this one out of my recipe posts from 2008 because it is a meal we enjoy often and really needs to be brought back to your attention. With the blog aged over 4 years now, there are many recipes lost in the archives that I’d love to re-photograph (is that a word?) and […]