Main Dishes

Braised Datil Chicken with Olives + Oranges


braised datil chicken with olives + oranges { shut up and eat } This was one of those recipes that sneaks up and just kinda happens. I had a friend over, it was around Christmas, late afternoon, and we were testing my pomegranate cocktail. I was like, could you pleasseee do me this favor and she was like FINE, I’ll come…

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Dirty Baked Potato Soup


dirty baked potato soup { quick + healthy dinner } No joke, we’ve made this four times in the past week. Yes, it’s in the healthy-sphere of cooking, and in spite of that fact we can’t stop shoving it in our faces because it is so completely delicious. I like to think I eat just like you. During the week, I…

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Honey Sriracha Shrimp Detox Salad


honey sriracha shrimp detox salad { post vacation stress disorder } Post Vacation Stress Disorder. It’s a real thing. Whether you had a staycation or went somewhere exotic, it’s So. Hard. To get back to reality. Our holiday break was filled with some mini-trips (my kids mostly, with their dad) and lots of family time. Cousins, aunts and uncles came from Southern and Northern…

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{ top ten reader recipes of 2015 }


top ten reader recipes of 2015 News flash: we have a sweet tooth. This is my first full year of doing DisplacedHousewife and it was super fun (and kind of exciting) to dig into my website’s analytic’s and see what you’re all lusting after. And, it would appear from the top ten recipes of 2015, that we all like chocolate…

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Four-Cheese Caramelized Onion Tarts


four cheese caramelized onion tarts with truffle honey { killer apps } There’s lots happening here…but it’s oh-so-easy and oh-so-make-ahead. We start out with some thawed puff pastry (easy enough)…we give them a quick blast in the oven to puff them up a bit. Then, using a spoon (or fork or other device) we press down in the centers to…

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Pomegranate + Rosemary Cocktail


pomegranate + rosemary cocktail { holiday cheers } This is part of the DisplacedHousewife Christmas Eve Dinner…or if you’re just looking for some holiday sparkle, this is it. I know I said I would have this up by Sunday…but…I’m never one to turn down a good time in the month of December. And that’s what’s been happening. A lot. But…

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Pomegranate + Burrata Salad


pomegranate + burrata salad { christmas eve } I love love love Christmas Eve. We always open one gift (pajamas), a tradition leftover from when I was a kid, and we always make pizza. Over the next week I’m going to share my Christmas Eve dinner with lots of recipes and tons of make-ahead tips. If you haven’t heard me…

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Harissa Pizza With North African Sausage + Yogurt Dipping Sauce


Don’t panic. This looks like a lot of work, but it’s not. Everything can be made ahead and each item in itself doesn’t take long to throw together. Additionally, many of the ingredients overlap, so you’re not buying as much as it looks like you need to. AND, lastly, there are actually several meals in here: North African Burgers, Pizza…

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{ cheddar corn chowder }


cheddar corn chowder { warning: overeating season imminent } I have been on a bit of a soup bender lately. It’s not just because cool weather is finally closing in on us and I’m no longer walking around with sweat streaming down my body and pooling in any crevasse it can find (although, please know that I am #gratefulAF for…

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Harissa Steak Chili


Hi. How are you? I really want to know…so tell me, I’m all ears. And how’s your weekend going? It’s still happening you know…we’ve got hours more to go. Are those brow furrows a little lessoned? Did you get to relax, make pancakes and walk around in socks? No? Well that’s how you should spend the rest of the evening. I insist.…

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Fresh Fig + Toasted Pecan Fall Salad


fresh fig + toasted pecan fall salad { ahhh } I can feel fall…it’s just a stone’s-through away. Things just sound different right now…maybe it’s the lack of fans blowing, AC’s humming and kids squealing down the street because they’re all blissfully back in school. It feels and sounds like the seasons are changing. Let’s not talk about the fact that the…

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{ ricotta salata + baby spinach + charred corn chilled buttermilk pasta }


ricotta salata + baby spinach charred corn chilled buttermilk pasta { a quickie } I really wanted to get this out to you because it must be savored as much as possible before cool weather hits. It’s perfect by itself, the crowning jewel of a hot summer’s eve, or as a dazzling sidekick to some roasted shrimp, BBQ chicken or grilled steak.…

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Bacon Cheddar Chive Petite Scones


Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones Anytime I can throw bacon, cheese and onions in something, I will. I wanted to dabble in savory scones for quite some time but just hadn’t found the time or occasion. So when I had the opportunity to cater a large lunch recently, I knew my time had come. I didn’t put these bacon cheddar chive…

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Crispy + Healthy-ish Chicken Nuggets


crispy + healthy-ish chicken nuggets { shut up & eat } Living in China introduced me to lots of things. Lots of Chinese things (obvi), but also lots of European things. My first Euro find was Nutella. Although it’s been in the US since the ’80s, I had never, ever tasted it. I know, weird. I would stroll the markets…

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Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Burgers + Secret Sauce + Sweet Potato Fries


southwestern black bean quinoa burgers + secret sauce + sweet potato fries I’m a feast or famine kinda girl, if you haven’t figured that out. When it comes to food the words balance and restraint don’t really come to mind. At all. Ever. The motto is a little more, ‘if it feels good, do it.’ While I certainly enjoy this way life,…

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{ lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta }


lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta { shut up & eat } I was so excited for St. Patrick’s Day that I published my { corned beef + hash } at the start of the month…weeks early. It was a premature post. What can I say? I was a little excited. Now I’m suffering from blog-posting-dysfunction. I just couldn’t…

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