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Valerie Kolligian Thayer

Recipes

The Woop Woop or St. Germain Martini

By On July 29, 2021

For the moment, let’s ignore the title of this post shall we?  I will get to that a little later when I share today’s new recipe. In the meanwhile, hasn’t summer been… Read More

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Thai Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

By On July 8, 2021

Lately, I’ve seen many recipes using coarsely ground nuts, walnuts or pecans as a “meat” substitute and said to myself that I should give it a try.  But just eating nuts without… Read More

Dining & Reviews

Catching Up

By On June 24, 2021

In the past month or two, we’ve been getting back into the groove of dining out!  Although I’ve mostly dined outdoors at this point, I have also been inside once and was… Read More

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Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart

By On June 10, 2021

There are a few puff pastry tarts here on The Kitchen Scout, including Easy Spanokopita Tart and Asparagus, Ham & Gruyere Tart, but there is always room for one more! This week,… Read More

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Berry Ricotta Cake

By On May 27, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, the official start of summer for many despite the calendar’s suggestion that we must wait 3 plus weeks for it to be official-official.  With the soaring… Read More

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Farro Salad with Spinach, Feta and Olives

By On May 13, 2021

Hi all!  Thank you so much for those who have reached out with recipes to share after my last post.  In case you missed it, I am looking for inspiration from YOUR… Read More

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Cod “Stew” with Chorizo, Leeks & Potatoes

By On April 29, 2021

Friends, after a very long year of cooking nearly every meal we have consumed, the inspiration I am drawing from my fridge, pantry and cookbook shelves is starting to wane.  I want… Read More

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Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula-Pistachio Pesto

By On April 22, 2021

I used to have a love affair with magazines.  The more the better, and at one point I had so many subscriptions it was a bit crazy.  Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking… Read More

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Chili-Lime Salmon with Avocado Ranch Dressing

By On March 25, 2021

Can we all agree that the past 365 plus days have been some of the longest days of most everyone’s lives? I look at my photos from casual gatherings, celebrations and normal… Read More

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Chicken Enchilada Meatballs

By On February 4, 2021

There are some sporting events which will always have me glued to the television. Tennis is the top of the list, particularly Wimbledon and The U.S. Open which are two of my… Read More

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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

By On January 28, 2021

Hello friends, I’ve missed you!  It’s been a month since we’ve been together in this space.  What have you all been up to?  I hope everyone is in a reasonably good place,… Read More

Annual Wrap Ups

It’s a Wrap, 2020!

By On December 24, 2020

I am not one to rush time, but truly 2020 has not been a banner year for anyone has it?  Well, maybe for a few politicians, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk but… Read More