snacks

Vanilla Blueberry Lassi

March 11, 2013 Beverages

  I am a lassi fiend these days. I drink them in the mornings and many evenings for dessert. I love the tartness of the yogurt and the mild sweetness of the blueberries. And they aren’t a total calorie bomb like so many smoothies out there. I got on this lassi kick a few weeks [...]

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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

February 4, 2013 Breakfast

Baking is always a good way to heat your kitchen (or apartment) on freezing cold January days. I made a batch of these inauguration morning which kept me warm all day. This no-yeast recipe is easy to make, much quicker than traditional rolls and has a hearty cake-like texture. Ingredients: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats [...]

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Cornmeal and Lime Cookies

December 11, 2012 Cookies

  I made a double batch of these for this month’s book club. They were a hit! We agreed to do a cookie swap and I opted for something light and citrusy versus more traditional Christmas cookies. These may not be the prettiest cookies at your holiday party this year, but they will certainly be [...]

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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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Truffle Mushroom Parmesan Deviled Eggs

November 19, 2012 Side Dishes

  My friend Tiffany and I have decided to begin a new tradition of long lunch Fridays. Each month, we’ll meet up for a leisurely luncheon at a new restaurant (or an old favorite) where we’ll indulge ourselves, maybe even with  a cocktail.  So very “ladies who lunch.”  Last week, we tried Lincoln, a relatively [...]

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

October 22, 2012 Dinner

This weekend has been a non-stop blur of activity. After being away in Montreal (photos coming soon!) for five luxurious days last week, I’m now playing catch up with my real life. Back to cooking, recipe developing, photography, writing, working out, and did I mention my day job? I’m also trying to eat a bit [...]

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Caramel Apple Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

October 19, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Here’s a great little dip for fall gatherings. It’s sweet and rich, but not totally unhealthy.  You can use apple slices instead of pita chips, but the pita are pretty amazing.  The caramel topping makes this dip unforgettable. This recipe is made in three steps. First you make the dip, then the caramel topping and, [...]

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Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

October 17, 2012 Cakes and Pies

  A few weekends ago, I was invited to a dinner party to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I must admit that I kind of love dinner parties. The food is always amazing, the wine ever- flowing, and the company is the best. They also make me feel like  a grown-up. I should probably already feel [...]

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Peach, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

August 15, 2012 Salads

This is my favorite meal of the season. I discovered it at a restaurant in Baltimore and made it first thing when I got home. It’s a creative twist on a traditional tomato caprese salad. There’s not much to it and yet the flavors impress. Although I’ll always love the original, this peach version is [...]

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Mango and Canary Melon Gazpacho

August 9, 2012 Snacks

The first time I ever tasted gazpacho I was working in a four star restaurant in Knoxville, TN. It seemed a strange concept- cold. fruit. soup.- and I couldn’t really see the point. But that first taste was one I’ll never forget. It was sweet watermelon with a warmth from cayenne pepper, truly special. Gazpacho [...]

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