Marshall’s Haute Sauce

Hatch Sesame Balsamic Macaroni and Cheese

I grew up with stove top mac and cheese. Luckily my mother often made her own from scratch, but I also had the commercial boxed mac and cheese as well. Personally I've always prefered stove top to baked. I know, it is controversial. There is something to that velvety sauce and soft texture. It is simple and concise. However, as I grew up, the idea of making it from scratch seemed more and more improbable.  So I leaned toward the box. Now I am not saying that something is bad if it is in a box but powdered things often don't feel super healthy in the food realm. Especially if all you are adding...

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Gin Roasted Pepper Stew with Masa Dumplings

This is a very simple recipe. It is also a very fun recipe. The dumplings are as flavorful as they are adorable floating around in a peppery bath. This is not an overtly spicy stew but rather a complex myriad of fresh flavors mingling with peppers that have been dried and reconstituted in gin as well as heirloom red bell peppers that have been roasted and peeled. All of the hard work has been done for you so that you in our Gin Roasted Pepper sauce, so that you can easily assemble a delicious and visually impressive meal. One of my favorite elements is that it is easily vegetarian or the meat...

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Habanero Carrot Curry Marshall’s Haute Sauce

Is it possible to make soup for two? I don't think so. I mean even if you could and I just stated that you can't, why would you? Do you want more work and dishes in your life? NO. Just reheat the previously made soup. (Also don't call it "leftovers" it sounds like scraps. Previously assembled sounds far superior. "Hey Glen. Do you want some leftover soup?" See, in this scenario Glen would be a fool to eat old soup. "Hey Glen. Do you want some previously assembled soup?" Now you have Glen's attention. I mean, reheating soup is kind of like time travel. You are hitting warp speed, skipping all the prep,...

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Summer Rolls (No I am not referring to what I have from all the pizza I’ve been eating.)

Habanero Carrot Curry Lentil Summer Rolls Although you could use that "No it isn't that I didn't workout prior to swimsuit season. I was working on my summer rolls. These are my trophies. I earned these mouth battling pizza and beer all winter. VICTORY IS MINE!!!" (Then frantically jiggle said salad rolls as you back out of the room.) Now, what was I going to talk about? Oh yes, I know that I have said previously that I get insecure in the kitchen and that I need specificity in recipes. While that is true. Some recipes are specific in just the right areas and as long as you abide by those...

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Haute Pockets

Haute Pockets Alright, I am going to share a secret with you. (Well, maybe it isn't much of a secret if you know me or follow me on Instagram or Twitter.) I like laughter. I like to laugh. I love making other people laugh. Laughter is a wonderful thing. I like silliness. I like jokes. I even like bad jokes and I love puns. In fact my brain is far better at connecting random things and making plays on words than it is at anything that would be deemed an appropriate activity for an adult mind. Hence today's recipe: Haute Pockets. Now if you look at our sauce company's name: Marshall's Haute...

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To beef or not to beef. *Quinoa Patty

I think I was 16 the first time I had a veggie burger. A new chain had opened in downtown Eugene and a few of us piled into a car and drove there to have a fruit smoothie and a veggie burger. (I know, we were so wild.) It seems so strange now but back then there weren't many veggie burgers or juice places. Now there are so many juice companies and so many veggie burger options. Some burgers have this in them, and some don't have that, and some are vegan and some are not. Back then though we went to this one spot and if felt different. Different from other fast food. For one the bun was wheat...

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Having a ball around the world.

I am going to just come right out and say it, I don't really care for eggs. I know. I know. So many people love them and post pictures of runny yolks and what not. I get it. I do. There just aren't that many breakfast or brunch items that really excite me. You might say "What about breakfast burritos?" To which I reply "What about an actual burrito?" or "What is wrong with pizza?"  I mean, Why can't I have curry for breakfast?  I am an adult so why can't  I make my own rules? Oh wait, I can. So this weeks recipe isn't a breakfast recipe but when I ate it I felt like it is a great dinner, but would...

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Remembering the simple magic of childhood.

  When I was little I loved to pretend, and as children do, I could see that there was magic everywhere. I could talk to anything and it could come alive and talk back. The stairs could become a waterfall in an instant. My bedroom floor could become lava, and the only way I could escape was by jumping on the items strategically scattered on the carpet. I could strip off my clothes, put my underwear on my head, and leap into the room where my parents were hosting a dinner party only to proclaim "I am UNDIE MAN!" (Ok. perhaps that last one is an over share.) However, there was one place...

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Good things take time. (Sometimes)

Ah, comfort food. A chicken soup made with a rich stock from boiling the bones and a depth of flavor intensified by reducing the soup over time. A lasagna made with a thick powerful marinara with a concentrated tomato flavor created by boiling away on the stove for a day. A vegetable chili both intricate and complex by pan roasting vegetables and aromatics then blending them and reducing wine and homemade vegetable stock. All of these things are wonderful because they take time and effort. You can taste that in the finished product. Well, here is the good news. We did the hard work for you. Today's...

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Traveling Light

A long time ago (or what feels like a long time ago) there was a person who wanted to cook for their special someone but they kept thinking of the same dishes that they had made before. The internet wasn't much help because if they searched generic chicken recipes, they found exactly that. They needed help. So they asked their special someone a question. One simple question that would provide them a direction. They asked "Where do you want to go tomorrow?" Now it took some clarification but it became quite common that once a week, they would ask if "you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow...

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