recipes

d.i.y.: samoas

girl scout samoa cookies

April 29th, 2013

Oh yes I did. Samoas were tops on my “D.I.Y.” list – I freaking LOVE Samoas. I always associate this time of year with Girl Scout cookies, so it seemed fitting to make them now. Are you a Samoas fan? I always feel like I’m in the minority, totally outnumbered by team “Thin Mints”. But […]

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101: roasted vegetables

101: roasted vegetables

April 5th, 2013

The calendar says April but it’s still feeling rather wintery around here. And the selection at the market isn’t helping. I’m chomping at the bit to get my hands on some lovely spring produce, but we’re still stuck – for the most part – with the dregs of winter. So what to do? Roast. Roasting […]

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favor-“ette”: roasted chickpeas

favor-"ette": roasted chickpeas

March 20th, 2013

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of chickpeas – whether in a lunchtime salad or my-current-favorite-snack hummus, you’ll always find at least a few cans hanging out in my kitchen cupboard. But here’s my most favorite way to eat chickpeas: roasted. Have you ever had roasted chickpeas? They’re delicious, and a perfect nibble with […]

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with love

with love

March 18th, 2013

So I have this friend – R. And I love him so, so much. R lost his mom last week, after a long and unpleasant battle with a chronic illness. I’ve been talking to R a lot over the past few weeks, as things seemed to be escalating, and the prognosis was not good.  Hearing […]

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“simply” perfect

"simply" perfect

March 15th, 2013

When it comes to my favorite foods, I’m a simple gal at heart. Give me a great burger, a slice of toasted pound cake, a classic BLT, and I’m happy. But sometimes “simple” can be quite deceptive. Take stuffed shells. It’s one of my very favorite dishes – cheesy, saucy – what could be better? […]

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favor-“ette”: sweet “potatoes”

favor-"ette": sweet "potatoes"

March 13th, 2013

Well I know the month is only half over but I’m going to say that these are officially my favorite “favor-ette” of March! I mean, just look at them! I saw these in Martha Stewart last year and filed them away for this St. Patrick’s Day. I was convinced, however, that they would never make […]

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d.i.y.: sea salt caramels

d.i.y.: sea salt caramels

March 8th, 2013

Let’s just get this right out of the way, shall we? Yes, I fully acknowledge the “irony” of my first post-sugar-free-post-dairy-free recipe being one that contains copious amounts of sugar and dairy. What can I say? I’m back. Okay – sea salt caramels……. This should have been one of my first “d.i.y.” posts – I […]

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sugar (and guilt) free: double chocolate brownies

sugar (and guilt) free: double chocolate brownies

February 28th, 2013

You’re welcome. In doing my research on sugar alternatives, I had my eyes opened wide about the differences in processed vs. “natural” sugar. That there is virtually no difference at all, and you are often being completely misled when you buy products labeled with the ingredient “cane juice”. If you are interested, here’s a great […]

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sugar free: honey lemon cake

sugar free: honey lemon cake

February 21st, 2013

Honey lemon olive oil cake is tender, moist, not-too-sweet and positively delicious!

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i’m a winter cook. short ribs.

i'm a winter cook. short ribs.

February 18th, 2013

I’ve never understood people who say that summertime entertaining is easier. Yes, you can just “throw things on the grill”. But the grill needs to be watched – and tended to – constantly. And then there are the side dishes to contend with – all of which have to be timed perfectly, so that everything […]

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