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Collection by Lauren Wagner

Eggplant Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 377
Layers of eggplant slices, chunky tomato sauce, and seasoned ground beef.

Honey Orange Glazed Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
Fall-off-the-bone chicken drumsticks with a sweet citrus glaze.

Chicken Savoy

Rating: 4.5 stars 407
A whole chicken cut into pieces and baked with a simple mixture of olive oil, chicken stock, garlic, spices and cheese - topped with balsamic vinegar just before serving. The best Chicken Savoy on the planet is served at the Belmont Tavern in Bloomfield, where it was invented by Stretch himself. Go there, order Savoy for two, and order Zita with pot cheese. They make a wonderful combination. The place is not fancy, but the food is outstanding. This is a recipe to eat with your fingers and get juices on your hands. Yum!

Danish Cinnamon Snails

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!

Chicken with Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 1924
This dish is a perfect combination of chicken, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

Cauliflower "Risotto" with Porcini Mushrooms and Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish that is cooked for a long time, stirring often. A traditional risotto is cooked with a warm broth, added slowly, to create a creamy consistency. I remember my Nana would make a cup of coffee and grab her stool and sit at a stove for an hour while preparing risotto! As a paleo dish, it takes less time to prepare and the cauliflower gives it a perfect risotto feel.

Butternut Squash Soup with Cream Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 3330
Marjoram and cayenne add even more delicious flavor to this creamy soup.

Butternut Squash Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 2558
This easy butternut squash soup is incredibly tasty and ready in about 1 hour.

Bird's Nest Breakfast Cups

Rating: 4 stars 164
I got the basics of this recipe from a friend of mine and thought it was a great idea since these little nests can be made ahead, which I love. They are delicious, easy to make, and can be customized to your own tastes. I not only use the recipe as a delicious grab-and-go breakfast, but serve it to guests nestled into some lovely cheese grits, alongside fresh fruits and French toast made on a panini press. Oh, and don't forget the mimosas!

Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 119
Rich pistachios add fabulous taste and texture to a delicious rack of lamb.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 944
A quick and easy bread made from batter that works for breakfast or tea.

Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer

Rating: 4.5 stars 174
Steamed lobster tails with a hint of beer. Great with melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic.