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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Recipes

Alison Roman’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette

By On January 25, 2024

Another recipe that came from the avalanche of cookbooks I borrowed from the library of late is today’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette from Alison Roman’s latest, Sweet Enough.  Despite its title, the book… Read More

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Celery and Potato Soup

By On January 4, 2024

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday and your new year is off to a great start. My homework over the holiday was to dig into the five or… Read More

Annual Wrap Ups

It’s a Wrap, 2023!

By On December 28, 2023

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and you are gearing up for a New Year’s celebration of your choosing!  Pajamas by 8pm in front of a movie?  Dancing the night… Read More

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Spinach, Artichoke and Feta Squares

By On December 14, 2023

From time to time, my husband sends me recipes he finds while scrolling on social media.  Of course, this is a subtle way of asking if I might add them to our… Read More

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Thai Shrimp Curry

By On November 16, 2023

There is a part of me that loves the chaos of this time of year.  And although I am not hosting Thanksgiving, my family will be with us for a good part… Read More

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Stay Married to Me Chicken

By On November 9, 2023

Have you made the pumpkin bread I posted a few weeks ago?  If not, it really is quite good and I encourage you to give it a try.  I made it again… Read More

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Pumpkin Bread

By On October 19, 2023

In challenging times, I find comfort in small tasks that yield positive results.  Baking falls into that category and while this post isn’t going to change your life, I will ask you… Read More

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Shrimp and Farro Salad with Blistered Tomatoes

By On June 15, 2023

It’s me, hi, I’m the problem it’s me 🙂 Wow.  It has been a hot minute (or more like 80K to be exact) since I have been in touch with you all… Read More

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Peanut Satay Noodle Soup

By On April 20, 2023

Hopefully by the time you are reading this, the weather will have warmed up again here in the Northeast.  We had a brief flash of summer weather recently which had some turning… Read More

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Easter Weekend Menu Ideas

By On April 6, 2023

Over the past nine years of blogging here on The Kitchen Scout, I’m sure at some point I told you how much I adored Easter as a child.  I still do!  Especially… Read More

Dining Adventures

Sicily Part Two

By On March 16, 2023

Over the past few weeks, I have had three separate inquiries about travel to Sicily, so clearly it is the hot spot du jour!  And just in time, I have loaded in… Read More

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Sweet Potato and Bulgur Wheat Kufta

By On March 2, 2023

Growing up, my grandmother would make a dish called kufta which you may be more familiar with if I refer to it as kibbeh.  The kufta that my family enjoyed could best… Read More