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Comfort Food Round-Up

By On October 4, 2018

I am out of town this week so my cooking has been a bit limited as I have been largely on my own.  I am enjoying the quiet and being alone with… Read More

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Brussels Sprouts Cacio e Pepe Pizzettes

By On September 27, 2018

Back in February, Ina Garten posted a picture to her Instagram of a cacio e pepe brussels sprouts pizza that she enjoyed at Danny Meyer’s latest New York restaurant, Martina Pizzeria.  The… Read More

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Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

By On September 6, 2018

At the suggestion of my friend, Joan, I have been reading a book called The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, written by Emily… Read More

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Za’atar Chicken with Lemon Yogurt

By On August 16, 2018

Planning a menu can be a real challenge, even for the most experienced cooks.  Finding delicious recipes to prepare is often the easy part.  But there is always the question of what… Read More

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Pineapple, Spinach and Ginger Agua

By On August 2, 2018

I used to buy a lot of magazines.  But now with so much content online, I have to admit that I rarely buy the printed versions unless I am traveling.  Recently, I… Read More

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Ottolenghi & Goh’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

By On July 25, 2018

Summer is simply the best time of year to rediscover the true flavors of so many fruits and vegetables.  Corn is sweet and succulent, green beans and cucumbers taste almost like the… Read More

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Vegan Hemp Heart Pesto

By On July 12, 2018

I may have mentioned this before on the blog, but I once went on a date with a man who referred to the fourth of July as the half-way point of summer.… Read More

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White Bean “Tabbouleh” with Avocado Dressing

By On June 28, 2018

A few months ago, my husband and I traveled to Italy to visit our younger daughter who was spending a semester “studying” in Florence.  While of course she was “studying”, there was… Read More

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

By On June 7, 2018

There are a few personal items that I find worth splurging on from time to time.  If I had to pick the item I am particularly passionate about, it would be handbags.… Read More

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The Paloma Cocktail

By On May 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Mexican Street Corn Salad post last week and to those of you who made the recipe!  I love hearing from you! Looking ahead to next… Read More

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

By On April 26, 2018

Next weekend, I am co-hosting a bridal shower for our niece at the home of one of my sister in law’s besties, Susan.  Susan is an incredible cook and caterer and I… Read More

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Sunshine Bars

By On March 15, 2018

Growing up, I had quite a collection of stuffed animals and dolls that I used to sleep with at night.  They were lined up next to me, taking up the majority of… Read More