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Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

March 4, 2013 Salads

Yes, you read that heading correctly. This salad is for real and not merely a food fantasy you are having right now. My friend Jessica made this for book club last month (where we read the hilarious Let’s Pretend This Never Happened). It wound up being the focal point of our conversation because we could [...]

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Thai Butternut Soup

February 18, 2013 Soups and Stews

It’s so hard to get soups like this right. I’ve tried zillions of soup recipes that call for exotic, aromatic ingredients, but end up bland and dull. It’s such a tease. Your mouth begins to salivate as you lean in to stir a fiery pot of  what you hope tastes as good as it smells. [...]

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Happy New Year and a Cherry Dessert Mold

January 1, 2013 Desserts and Sweets

  Happy New Year! How did you celebrate? Last night, we rung in the new year with friends at a Mad Men party. Guests were asked to dress in themed attire and bring a retro dish. I signed up for the jello mold. Gelatin is not vegetarian, so I rooted around Whole Foods for a [...]

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Hearty Vegetable Soup

December 5, 2012 Soups and Stews

I could’ve sworn I posted this recipe before. But I went to make a big-old pot last week and couldn’t find the recipe anywhere on the  blog. What an oversight! This is the vegetable soup recipe in our household. It’s simple and classic and so comforting. Pair it with this cornbread recipe and you’ve got [...]

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Stovetop Apple Pie a la Mode

December 3, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

  So, it’s been a while since my last post. I do apologize. I could give you a laundry list of excuses, but how about a treat instead? This stove top version of classic apple pie is good enough to eat without the “a la mode,” but where’s the fun in that? Ingredients: (makes 4 [...]

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Indian Spiced Chili

November 13, 2012 Soups and Stews

I’m not sure what to call this dish. It’s basically chili with Indian spices, lentils, and some other touches that make it stand out from your typical southwest chili. I love the lentils in this dish and, of course, naan bread on the side. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, chopped 14 oz can kidney beans, drained [...]

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Curried Cauliflower Soup with Spiced Croutons

November 2, 2012 Soups and Stews

  As you may know, my husband and I  recently traveled to Montreal (I’ll post pictures eventually, I promise). But what you likely do not know, is that we use vacation as an excuse to watch cable. Very bad cable. The first thing we do after a long day of sight-seeing is climb into bed [...]

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Hearty Lentil Soup

October 4, 2012 Soups and Stews

I confess, this isn’t actually a new recipe. It’s one of the many that I posted years ago and have been wanting/meaning to update with nice photos and better copy. This recipe is one of my favorite staples, a winter trooper that I can always count on. It’s a no-brainer that anyone can make and [...]

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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

October 1, 2012 Dinner

I love roasted vegetables on chilly fall and winter nights. I especially love how easy they are to make. Chop up a medley of favorites, spread on a baking pan and toss into the oven- et voila! You can serve as a side dish with practically anything- fish, pasta, rice, or even crispy fried tofu. [...]

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How to Can Pears

September 13, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

One of my favorite things about visiting the farm is spending time in the kitchen alongside my mother-in-law. She’s a terrific cook, wise with knowledge about how to make just about every southern recipe that exists. She also knows the traditional ways of doing things, the methods that are generally lost on my generation. Last [...]

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