Sunday, December 30, 2012

Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich #SundaySupper

Fun and funny!

With the year drawing to a close it is time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past 12 months and set goals for the coming 12 months. I know some do not participate in this tradition but the girls and I love to think about good times to come. An almost annual goal I make for myself and the girls is to eat healthier. We try but somehow end up slacking toward the end of every year, this being no exception.

In 2013 we have new tricks to keep us on track and a fabulous new cookbook from Emeril Lagasse to pull recipes from. Not the celebrity chef you thought I was going to say! Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches is full of amazing recipes from decedent to veggie laden.

For us, eating healthy is more about the meal we make together from fresh ingredients. A homemade meal with real food is so much better than those quickie meals we resort to when we don’t have a meal plan. With an entire book full of mouth-watering sandwich ideas like Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey who would ever want to eat fast food again?

For our #SundaySupper meal this week we were invited to share one of Emeril’s yummy recipes with you and we selected the Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich. It is loaded with interesting veggies and the girls thought they would make great funny face sandwiches.

Three-Cheese Veggie Sandwich
  • 8 slices seeded or multigrain bread, toasted
  • 1 cup Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto (recipe follows)
  • ½ cucumber, sliced into 1/8 inch-thick rounds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup alfalfa or green leaf sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

1. Arrange toast slices in a single layer on a work surface. Spread 2 tablespoons or the Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto on each slice of bread. On 4 of the slices, arrange the cucumber in a single layer, covering as much of the bread as possible, and season with just a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a slice of provolone, cheddar, and Swiss cheese on top of the cucumber, Divide the avocado slices evenly among the sandwiches and season with salt and pepper. Spread 2 tablespoons of the sun-dried tomatoes evenly over the avocado.

2. In a small mixing bowl, toss the sprouts with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread ¼ cup sprouts over the tomatoes on each sandwich. Complete the sandwiches with the remaining slices of toast.

 Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves or pieces, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup whole sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Place the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they are thoroughly chopped. Add the garlic, basil, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, salt, pepper, lemon zest,  lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. Pulse for a few seconds. With the machine running, add the oil in a steady stream to combine. Transfer the pesto to a serving bowl and use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week, or store in the freezer for 3 months.

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012

Helping out a sister.

We decided instead of properly arranging the sandwiches we would make funny faces out of the sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and sprouts. I thought it might make the girls more interested in trying different foods. They already enjoy cucumbers and cheese and unfortunately were none too adventurous this time. Maurene ate the cheese plain and Audrey simply picked the new veggies off and ate the sandwich. I enjoyed every last morsel and nibbled on a few of the girl’s discards.

Artful arrangement.

Not to worry, children do not usually try new foods the first time they are introduced. The best method of handling picky eaters is not to force the issue and introduce the foods again soon and often. It can take 15 times before a child will even try a new food and even then it might be a bit before they realize they like it. My girls will now eat some green foods they professed to hate such as peas, cucumbers, and spinach. It took time and patience.

Just try it!

If you would like the opportunity to introduce your family to new sandwiches, Emeril is your chef. One lucky reader will win a copy of this book tonight in our Twitter Chat. To be entered to win you must attend our twitter chat and send me a tweet with the #SundaySupper hashtag.

Here are more details From Isabel, the Queen of #SundaySupper:

We’re having a #SundaySupper New Year’s Eve Party and you are all invited!  The Sunday Supper Team has been inspired by two of Emeril’s Cookbooks and we want to share some of our favorite recipes that are perfect to throw together a New Year’s Eve Potluck Party Emeril Style!
If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s Emeril and Kicked-Up Sandwiches and Emeril’s Potluckhas the perfect recipes for a fun, casual and delicious New Year’s Eve Celebration!  Join us this Sunday at 7 pm Eastern Time on Twitter for our New Year’s Eve #SundaySupper Potluck Party.
25 Bloggers will be giving away 25 copies of Emeril’s Cookbooks!* You don’t want to miss this special Celebration!

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Starters:
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches:  
Sunday Supper NYE Desserts:
Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 30th.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper New Year’s Eve Potluck Party Emeril Style!  We are so excited to have you join us.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite New Year’s Eve recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you Around the Family Table for this special Party!

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Orange Strawberry Smoothie

An original creation.

As I was making my Green Monster the other day Maurene decided she wanted to make a smoothie of her own. She was peeling her third or fourth clementine of the morning and decided that would be the base for her beverage. I decided to let her have fun. Other than a little guidance about additions I let them come up with the ingredients on their own.

Orange Strawberry Smoothie
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 5-6 frozen whole berries
  • 1 medium banana
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy with breakfast or as a snack.

Not to be outdone, Audrey had to make one this morning. They even saved a serving for daddy.

Still fascinated by the blender.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Helpers Part 4

If you had relatives around or cooked a big meal for the holidays you might be exhausted by  now. You also might be wondering how to get those kids to help you in the kitchen. We have learned a few tips over the years to entice the girls to help clean up.
  1. Water is fun. The girls love to wash a few non-breakables in the sink. They have fun and can actually get a few items washed.
  2. Their own cleaning tools. I picked up a few brushes, buckets, and spray bottles at the dollar store. I fill with water and let them at it.
  3. Make it a contest. See who can sweep or mop the best. They love contest. Just don't make it about the fastest, they will destroy everything.
  4. Cinderella is a great role model. My girls both want to be her. I don't know if it is just mine. Every time after they see the movie they ask to scrub the floors.
Mo is the best mopper.

Cinderella did it all and got to go to the ball.

Brushes just their size.

For some reason all of this equals fun for my girls. Since we have been doing it so long they now fight over who gets to do the cool stuff like unload the dishwasher. And they have become helpful! I used to  just have them help to occupy them while I got the real work done. Now they can cook and clean!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Nutrition and More for the Second Year

Both of my girls were eating solid foods by 6 months of age. They both weaned from breast around their first birthday. And they both were in low percentiles for weight at their age. The pediatrician I used when Audrey was a baby kept asking if I knew how much to feed her and sent home countless feeding charts. 

Our pediatrician now is very patient with me as I worry over the girl's growth charts and ask tons of questions about BMI for young children and percentiles. She knows the girls are healthy and can see they are following a steady curve. I wish doctors visits would have been more relaxed when Audrey was a baby or that I had a book full of answers like What to Expect the Second Year.

Like the previous year this volume is full of information about every facet of the second year of your child's life. Again, I enjoy the sections on nutrition. If you have a toddler and have questions about sleeping, eating, or many others, please pick up this informative book.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Helpers Part 3

So you read Holiday Helpers Part 1 and you know how to get the kids in the kitchen with you. And after you read Holiday Helpers Part 2 and you made fabulous goodies for breakfast. So now what? Christmas is here and you are cooked and baked out. What do you do with those out-of-school kids?

Make crafts and play in the kitchen. We love to make bird feeders, recycled crayons, sidewalk paint and more!
  1. Bird Feeder. Audrey has a soft heart for all animals. She loves to care for and feed anything. We like to make these feeders and let her watch the birds eat.
  2. Recycled Crayons. Mo is not as gentle with the crayons as she needs to be so they get broken a lot. We save the pieces and melt them together to make wacky colored recycled crayons.
  3. Sidewalk Paint is generally for summer but when we get bored we make a batch and use it in the garage. I pull the car out and let them have fun.
  4. Rice, Beans, Pasta Fun. These are either tubs of dried food with toys hidden or ice cube trays with chop sticks for sorting. Both use up hours of time and are a lot of fun. Clean up is some times a challenge so I confine these to hard floor areas.
Making bird feeders.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nutrition and So Much More Baby's First Year

When I was pregnant with Audrey I read every book I could find on pregnancy. Some were very helpful, others not so. But I kept reading almost until the day I gave birth. After Audrey and I came home from the hospital my in-laws stayed for a short time to help. The returned a short while later for Christmas (Audrey's birthday is December 3rd). What I realized, too late, was that I knew so much about being pregnant and almost nothing about being a parent.

Audrey and her sister were both colicky babies. They cried unless I held them and did not sleep well. As an over-tired mom there was little hope I could find time to read a good book that would answer many of the new questions I had about parenting. How often should they nurse? Is sleep training important? Should I let them cry? When will they start solid foods? Should I worry about their weight gain?

I wish I had a copy of What to Expect The First Year. This book is just as comprehensive as What to Expect When You're Expecting. After reading through a review copy I was most impressed with the  nutrition. Each month there is a section about nutrition relevant to that age. All points of view are covered from breast to bottle to store bought to homemade baby food.

There are recipes to help you make your own baby food that are simple and easy to follow and there are tips on how to feed your baby from the best store purchased foods. However you fall this book has you covered. Just remember that you are starting your baby off with a clean palate and now is the time to offer nutritious foods. 

Regardless of what you decide this book can help you through that challenging first year with baby. Get it on Kindle for an even cheaper price so you always have a copy with you.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Helpers Part 2

If you read Holiday Helpers Part 1 you know my position on getting the kids in the kitchen this holiday. You may even have plans to do something together. Baking is such a simple act and produces results that most enjoy. The girls beg to work the food processor and stand mixer. 

Here are some of our favorite recipes for baking together.
  1. Sugar Cookies. No cookie recipe is more versatile. Flavor before refrigerating if so desired.
  2. Spritz Cookies. These are a holiday tradition made with a cookie press. The girls beg to make them.
  3. Pumpkin Pie Muffins. A great breakfast treat. Easy to make and so yummy!
  4. Baked Oatmeal Muffins. Healthy and tasty.
  5. Oven Puffed Pancake. This is so simple and the outcome divine.
Making Muffins
There are so many great ways to have fun in the kitchen and baking is just one of them.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Plans for New Years Eve? What are you Expecting?

Recently, in the United States, the  most popular birthday has become October 5th. According to ABC the most likely date of conception is New Years Eve. In my family there are three October 5th birthdays. One of them was my mom. Her and her twin were 5th and 6th children. I cannot imagine how my grandparents had the energy to stay up late New Years Eve but apparently they did.

If you have enough energy to stay up late this year put this book on your wish list:

It is a very comprehensive book and is now available on Kindle! I read a copy when I was pregnant with my girls and found there were no questions I had after finishing. Recently I was sent another copy to review and I flipped straight to the nutrition section. That is the section I wish I had paid better attention to. There are many great tips about proper nutrition during pregnancy.

After my girls were born I read that a child's palate can form as early as in utero. Had I known that I might have consumed a more balanced diet instead of thinking I would eat healthier once I was no longer pregnant.  It was not until Maurene was a baby that I started cooking with Audrey and learning about nutrition and proper eating habits.

Learn from my mistake and pick up a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting if you end up conceiving this New Years.

We received a review copy of this book for free. All opinions expresses are my own.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Helpers Part 1

The holidays can be a great joy but they can also add to your usual stresses. The children are out of school and there are usually different daily schedules. You might have family visiting, or you might be traveling yourself. In every case life is different for you and your child. If your darlings are like mine they pick all of the wrong times to explore or act out because of the change and that only adds to the frustration of the season.

What we have found works for us is to find ways to involve the girls in the extra chores and activities. They love to decorate and help in the kitchen. Each year we have a cookie exchange with our other play group families and we make special gifts from the kitchen to give. These fun activities, while adding a little work, make the holidays go much smoother.

Making cookies.

Here are some tips for simple ways to include your children in the kitchen this winter break:
  1. Have her select a simple yet fun breakfast to make together. Pancakes are fun as are muffins.
  2. Make cookies together. These can be gifts or donated to a local shelter if you will not eat them.
  3. Start or continue a holiday meal tradition. We have several dishes that show up each year.
  4. Use the excitement of the season to start little ones helping to clean up.
  5. Find small ways to include your child such as helping to set the table.
These are a few of the tips that help us through the season. Check back and I will share a few of our favorite cookie and muffin recipes that are simple and tasty. Baking is one of the easiest ways to get your kids in the kitchen.

Helping grandma with pies.
Loading the dishwasher.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Fruit and Nut Ice Box Cookies #SundaySupper

Full of fruit and nut goodness.

It was birthday week here at Audrey's House. I love that my children, or rather Audrey, manage to turn a single day into a week-long (or more) event. This year her birthday was during the week so she really only had two birthday days. She gets to celebrate at school, with family, and with friends. Her school and family parties were the same day and yesterday was her party with friends. Since her birthday was Monday and her party Saturday it turned into birthday week. She sure enjoyed herself.

At her school the children pick two friends to help them bake a cake and then they have a small celebration at the end of the day. Her sister, father, and I were all invited to attend. They celebrate the number years the child has circled the sun by having her walk around a yellow candle the number of years of her age.

For her family party we had a small dinner with a close family friend, Leah, who has been at every birthday except the first. We had chicken nuggets, tomato soup, raw carrots, and grilled cheese. Audrey received a camera from her parents and My Little Ponies from sister and Leah. Art sets, bird watching, and sleeping bags came from other relatives. 

Saturday was the day of her party with friends. I reserved a room at an indoor play center and we served pizza, juice boxes, and cookie cakes. Audrey had so much fun picking out candy from a real old-fashioned candy store downtown for gift bags and playing with her friends. 

She and sister had a sleepover at her school the night before the party and pancakes with Santa just before the party. It was an amazing week. And to make it better we started our cookie baking!

We like to participate in cookie exchanges with friends and give the cookies to teachers, neighbors, and other friends. This year we are also going to deliver some to a race finish line. Nothing like a cookie after a long run. Baking is something we have always loved to do as a family. Next week we will start on Papa Mike's famous Spritz Cookies. Audrey starts asking for them as soon as we start our Christmas baking. We decided to take a simple ice box cookie to the race. Here is our favorite:

Fruit & Nut Ice Box Cookies
  • 2 cups dried fruit
  • 2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Combine butter and sugar in mixer and beat together. Add egg, almond extract, baking soda and salt, mix until combined. Slowly add flour until all incorporated. Removed bowl from mixer and stir in fruit and nuts. Shape into two logs and wrap in plastic. Chill 3 hours or overnight. 

To bake, remove from plastic and cut 1/2 inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

This year I was smart enough to have a treat for the girls to eat after we mixed and placed the logs in the fridge. They really deserve a treat after hard work and these guys aren't ready to eat for way too long.

2011 Christmas Baking.
My camera was at the office during our baking event but Audrey took photos for us. When her stick became full her father moved those photos to his computer. I hope to have them added soon. Who knows, they may be beautiful photos.

Check out what the other #SundaySupper members are baking this week:

The Sunday Supper team has put together their top Holiday Cookie Recipes that will surely be the first to go from the Cookie Exchange swapping table.  Let me tell you, this group can bake!  Everything they touch just makes me want to dive through my screen and take a big bite.  There is something about hosting a Cookie Exchange that is so perfect for the Holiday Season.  Although we are hosting a Virtual Cookie Exchange, the Sunday Supper team will gather Around the Family Table on Sunday Night at 7:00 o’clock Eastern Time on Twitter to enjoy a grand selection of cookies.
This Week, Sunday Supper has  a special host who knows all about Cookies.  Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.   Grab a glass of milk and join us for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange during #SundaySupper this week.  We are giving away 5 signed copies of Cookielicious with 150 fabulous recipes to bake and share.

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

Check out Cookielicious by Food Editor Janet K. Keeler from The Tampa Bay Times now while there is a special… Buy One Cookielicious Cookbook and get one for a friend!
Do you have a favorite cookie to take to a Cookie Exchange?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 9th.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your recipe for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rachael Ray's Muffin Tin Meatloaf #SundaySupper

You have to have peas with that.

This week for #SundaySupper we are celebrating our favorite Celebrity Chef! When the topic was announced I knew what we would make. Audrey's first cookbook was Rachael Ray's Cooking Rocks! and we love it! Not only does Rachael Ray have great tips for cooking a tasty meal in less than 30 minutes but she has great ideas about cooking with kids. Her ideas have been the best we have come across in the over three years we have been cooking.

Speaking of three years of cooking, someone is having a birthday tomorrow! My Audrey Rose will be 5 years old! We started cooking together when she was less than 2 and we are still at it! Even though Maurene is the first to jump in the kitchen and help Audrey is still a rock star in the kitchen. 

This week we are sharing a favorite, Rachael Ray's Muffin Tin Meatloaf. This is one of the first recipes we ever shared on the blog.

  • Vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for pan
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into quarters by a grown-up helper (GH)
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • A splash of milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick brand Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 450°F. Brush a 6-muffin tin with vegetable oil or EVOO. Put ground beef into a big bowl. Put onions into a food processor. Cut the bell pepper in half and rip out the seeds and the white stuff and throw it away. Cut the pepper into a few pieces (ask your GH for help if you need it) and add to the food processor. Pulse the food processor to finely chop the onion and bell pepper. Add to the meat bowl. Whisk the milk into the beaten egg and add to meat. Add breadcrumbs and grill seasoning. In a small bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, salsa and Worcestershire sauce. Pour half the sauce mixture into the bowl with the meatloaf mix. Mix the meatloaf together with your hands. Wash your hands well after handling the raw meat. Use a large ice cream scoop to put the meat into the muffin tin. Top each "muffin" with a spoonful of reserved sauce. Bake about 15 minutes. Ask your grown-up helper (GH) to cut open one muffin to test if it's cooked through.

We did not follow Rachael Ray's recipe exactly. This time we added 1 cup chopped fresh spinach and 1 cup  black beans to the green pepper and onion in the food processor. It turned the whole mess green but made it amazing! We added a scoop of mashed potatoes to the top and it was perfect!

PJs are the best.

My big-girl helper.

Check out what the other #SundaySupper foodies are bringing:

Starters or Snacks :
Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper
Linda at The Urban Mrs. - Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa
Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts - Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn
Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings - Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup
Jeff at The Catholic Foodie - Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh
Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli

The Main Dish:
Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s  Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples
Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun
Claire at The Realistic Nutritionist – Alton Brown’s 40 Cloves and a Chicken
Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends - Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots
Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen - Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi
Katy over at Happy Baking Days - Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart
Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Lee Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s
Lane over at Supper for a Steal - Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken
Tara from Noshing with the Nolands - Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini
Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by,  Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene - Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf
Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes - Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches
Becca from It’s Yummilicious - Ina Garten’s Grown Up Mac & Cheese
Alice at  Hip Foodie Mom - Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon
Jen over at  Juanita’s Cocina - The Neely’s White Turkey Chili
Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips - Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis
Isabel at Family Foodie - Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet - Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse
Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen - Cheesy Poblano Chicken
Patti at Comfy Cuisine - Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese
Chris from Sustainable Dad - Pork Tenderloin with Jerusalem Artichokes and Negroni Vinaigrette
Roxanne over at The Roxx Box - Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille
Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom - Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’
Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s pickled pork

Amazing Sides:
Elizabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle - Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice
Megan from I Run For Wine - Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme
Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip -  Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate
Shelby at  Diabetic Foodie - Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten
Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles - Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto

Sweet Endings:
Kim over at Cravings of a Lunatic - Chocolate Cream Puffs with Hazelnut Filling
Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart
Connie at The Foodie Army Wife - Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake
Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes - Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart
Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake
Amber at Mama’s Blissful Bites - Huggy Buggy Bread Pudding
Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen - Southern Tea Cakes
Amy over at Kimchi MOM - Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry - Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares
Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts
Wine Pairings: 
Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Please join on us via Twitter for #SundaySupper on December 2, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chatAll you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

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