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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

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Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois Chicken Salad

By On May 12, 2022

When someone offers to bring a salad to a pot luck, or even better a dinner that you are hosting at your home, do you do a little happy dance?  Sometimes, preparing… Read More

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Creamy Onion Soup

By On April 28, 2022

It has been a week here in our house.  Without going into the details, let’s just say it has been a time when an immunity building soup has been in order. Having… Read More

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Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

By On April 7, 2022

We are a week into April so thoughts are turning to warmer weather and lighter meals. What I love about today’s salad recipe, however, is that it is transitional and can be… Read More

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Everything Bagel Galette

By On March 31, 2022

I was browsing the new-ish cookbook, Jew-ish by Jake Cohen which, showcases his “reinvented recipes from a modern mensch” and landed hard on a recipe for Everything Bagel Galette in the breakfast… Read More

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Pistachio Salmon

By On March 10, 2022

I know what you might be thinking.  Do we need another salmon recipe? Well I promise you, if you try this one you will be answering that question in the affirmative. Before… Read More

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Chocolate Crunch Bars

By On February 24, 2022

For me, February is one of my months of chocolate.  Along with December when I load up on all the Santa, Bell and Ball shape chocolates I can justify at our local… Read More

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Kung Pao Chicken

By On February 3, 2022

This past weekend as we approached the Lunar New Year, I prepared a few of my favorite Chinese dishes using recipes inspired by the Whole 30. What does that mean?  Delicious food… Read More

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Lemony Chicken Stew with Parsley and Dill

By On January 20, 2022

It’s early morning, before the sun has cast any light in the sky.  The house is quiet and warm, my coffee brewing perhaps for the last time in our Bunn maker which… Read More

Annual Wrap Ups

That’s a Wrap, 2021!

By On December 30, 2021

Only a day left in 2021 – we can do this people!  I am ready to turn the page and look forward, with great hope and optimism for 2022.  We have some… Read More

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Holiday Mocktails and Cocktails

By On December 16, 2021

Hi friends, Well, here we are at the second to last post of 2021 and wow, what a year this has been.  I’m feeling very grateful to be able to gather occasionally… Read More

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Food 52’s Italian Jam Shortbread Tart

By On December 9, 2021

Mapping out my posts for the month has proved to be a good move as I am finding myself more organized and productive with The Kitchen Scout than I have been of… Read More

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

By On December 2, 2021

Hi friends, How was your Thanksgiving?  I hope you had a safe and special time with family and friends.  Although I did cook a mini Thanksgiving dinner for our family the Sunday… Read More