Dukkah

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  With the holidays fast apporaching, it’s time to start posting some great DIY ideas for holiday gifts and entertaining. Dukkah is one of my personal favorites. Delicious and very versitaile, dukkah tops the list. A web search brought me to The Lonely Radish blogspot where there were lots of great ideas of  ways to […]

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Peanut Butter Bars

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With school starting accross the country over the next few weeks, there is a proliferation of peanut butter bars on Pinterest. Most of these recipe start with a box of cake mix. I have no idea why cake mix is viewed as easier as it surely can’t possibly be any easier than this recipe. In […]

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Cooking with Miso

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If you’ve never used miso as an ingredient in your cooking, here are two good reasons to try. First, miso is a fermented food so it has those healthy probiotics that keep your gut healthy. Second, because of the fermentation process miso has a unique flavor that adds that special something, or umami – a […]

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Pepper and Onion Sausage Subs

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My dear friend and neighbor, Rachelle, works at Farmer’s Market and I am often the lucky recipient of vegetables that didn’t sell or were in especially high quantities.  In additional to market, Ray also has her own large garden. These green lovelies arrived on my porch a few weeks back amidst a hectic deadline and […]

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Ethiopian Truffles – A Maida Heatter Classic

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I love this cookie recipe from Maida Heatter‘s Book of Great Desserts, 1965. It’s one of my favorites for the simple reason that they have nothing to do with Ethiopia or with truffles. I no longer have a copy of this book but a quick Google search sent me right to the recipe! Incredible. So if […]

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Originally posted on Martha Stewart this recipe for the giant chocolate chip cookie is now a weekly item in our house. Why? IT”S A GIANT COOKIE! Need we say more? In all seriousness, this cookie is really good and it’s fun. Get a carton of your favorite ice cream and enjoy it a few minutes […]

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Fresno Chili “Sriracha”

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Yet another recipe that has become a staple here that was inspired by a post of food52. Fresno chilies are perfect for making homemade sriracha. Five ingredients and 24 hours start the process. Once they are mixed together,  place into jars and allow to macerate for 24 hours at room temperature. If your  vinegar doesn’t cover […]

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Zucchini Recipe Round Up

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Being away for a few weeks gave our zucchini time to proliferate which reminded me that now is the time to post the best things to do with the plethora of zucchini and yellow squash! My new favorite savory recipe was inspired by a post on food52. I made it recently and served it on […]

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Meatless Monday: Zucchini and Chickpea Couscous

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It is that time of year when zucchini is very abundant. One of the many nice things about zucchini is its versatility. It can be made into cakes and cookies and it can be used in countless savory recipes. Always trying to pump up the vegetable consumption in this house, I added some sauteed onion, […]

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Too Hot To Cook? Try Shrimp Taco Salad.

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When it is too hot to cook, meal salads make are ideal. This is a recipe featured in Hannaford fresh article that I wrote about simple, seafood recipes. This Mexican-inspired salad takes advantage of pre-cooked cocktail shrimp, avocados seasoned with lime juice and cilantro and fresh vegetables are tossed with a tangy, cumin-scented dressing and […]

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