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celebration & no-bake chocolate ganache tarte

celebrations are fun. we celebrated noah’s birthday last night with christmas leftovers turned into a salad (bacon, ham, bleu cheese & pecan) and a turtle tart–dark chocolate ganache on an almond-praline crust.  A nice quiet birthday in after all the … Continue reading

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pumpkin-cranberry-almond loaf

It’s the Great Pumpkin Loaf, Charlie, Brown! Last week, my mom, Maggie & I had cupcakes from Sprinkles. I had their November-Only pumpkin cupcake, fresh from the oven. Moist, not to sweet, slightly spicy.  Yum. Research and all that, you know? … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Turnip Puree

I said I was going to post about some of my favorite root vegetable dishes this fall, and now I am making good on my word.  This is a creamy puree that works well with roast meat, braised pork, and … Continue reading

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Chicken, Ham & Swiss Roulade

………..or Chicken Cordon Bleu. One of my favorite dishes as a kid. Tender chicken, creamy cheese, sweet ham… what a great combination. I tried making this version today, and it turned out excellent.   Grain and gluten free, but you … Continue reading

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welcoming autumn. and a spinach & cheese pie.

Of course, the weather was in the 80′s today…. but no matter, this warm weather is slowly and surely starting to fade. To be replaced with chilly breezes, some grey skies, and crisp orange leaves.  What could be better? We … Continue reading

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not bread sticks

Oh sure…. they might look like breadsticks. They might smell just like the kind from little caesar’s…….. they might even TASTE somewhat bread-like and they are definitely stick-shaped.  But really… honest to goodness,  this is CAULIFLOWER.  Someone much cleverer than … Continue reading

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chocolate covered cherries

we had a loooooooovely valentines weekend. noah and I saw Valentine’s Day (cute, not amazing, no surprise there though). and we had a nice dinner at cracker barrel, I had spicy catfish and he had steak. I love the turnip … Continue reading

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