Asian-Style Meatloaf

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

I always think it's kind of funny that meatloaf is always considered such an American staple because I had never tried it until I was in college.…

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Baked Breakfast Quinoa

Posted on Sep 21st, 2013

Hello Internet Friends! I'm over at today sharing my Baked Breakfast Quinoa recipe and I hope you'll drop by and check it out.…

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Basil Pesto

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012

Pesto is one of life's great joys.  It's delicious on pretty much anything: pasta, sandwiches, veggies... It's also super easy and fresh beats those…

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Filet Mignon

Posted on Jul 6th, 2011

I first made this dish for my brother's birthday about 10 years ago. I have always loved filet mignon because of the tender cut of the…

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Braised Rabbit with Red Wine Risotto

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014

 I've had rabbit twice recently, both times in a restaurant. The first time the rabbit was tender, mild and slightly sweet. Delicious. The second…

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Breakfast Oatmeal Bars

Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

Lately is seems that I've fallen into the habit of grabbing whatever is lying around for breakfast. That usually ends up being a sugary muffin, bagel…

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Brussel Sprouts

Posted on Jan 30th, 2012

I grew up with a mom who loved brussel sprouts and hated liver and a dad who loved liver and hated brussel sprouts, therefore both were banished from…

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Brussels Sprouts and Apple Hash

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013

Here we are: the final week of the Very Veggie Challenge. Week 12 itself and we have brussels sprouts hash with apples and pecans. I knew I had somke…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad & Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 10th, 2014

So, yes, I realize that brussels sprouts might seen like an odd choice for a Mother's Day post, but my mom really loves them so I'm rolling with it.…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

I first had butternut squash soup when my step-mom made it a few years ago.  She had adapted a recipe to include all kinds of spices, which makes…

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Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

Caesar salad was the first salad I ever actually liked and looked forward to. I've always been somewhat sensitive to vinegar and there's something…

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Candied Lemon

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013

Earlier this week I made a lemon layer cake for a friend's birthday. When deciding how to decorate it, the idea of beautiful, candied lemons popped…

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Cannellini Garlic Ricotta Dip

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013

Okay, I admit that I'm still a little obsessed with homemade ricotta cheese and keep looking for new ways to use it. I'm also a big fan of hummus. I…

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Carnitas, or Mexican Cinnamon Braised Pork

Posted on Oct 14th, 2014

Things I really like: cinnamon, pork and Mexican food. Put these three things together and you have a trifecta of YES for my taste buds. I figured…

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Cheese Corn Dip

Posted on Jan 31st, 2014

When I was in law school, I had a friend who was in both the law and seminary schools. So one day I didn't have anything planned for the evening, so…

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Chewy Peach Granola Bars

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014

I'm making an effort to eat less processed food, but every once in a while I find myself out and about and am starving. And I'm not a pleasant hungry…

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Chicken and Asparagus with Lemon Pan Sauce – two ways

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

Well, the very veggie challenge of 2013 is finished, but I'm still working on ways to incorporate more veg into my diet. I don't think I did a post…

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Chicken and Rice Salad with Mint Pesto and Peas

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011

  If you made the OMG Roast Chicken the other day, you might have leftovers now that could be made into yet more tasty dishes. Or you could…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Posted on Nov 13th, 2012

There wasn't a lot of good Indian food where I grew up (awesome Chinese, but eh in the Indian department). I only discovered the joys of Indian food…

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Chilled Pea Soup

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

I grew up surrounded by books. I was part of a family of voracious readers and books lived in stacks on available surfaces everywhere in the house.…

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Chocolate Beet Cake

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Seeing as the quinoa muffins were a hit last week, I decided to try my hand at modifying some more traditional recipes to make them healthier. I'm…

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Cinnamon Peach Ice Cream with Oatmeal Crumble

Posted on Jun 28th, 2011

I picked up another basket of peaches at a farmer's stand the other day, so I decided to make Peach Ice Cream, which is a first time endeavor for me.…

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Clay Pot Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013

Here we are on week 4 of the Very Veggie Challenge and today we have brussels sprouts! Yes, I know, this is a chicken dish with brussels sprouts on…

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Coconut Balls or, My Grandfather’s Christmas Candy, Part I

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012

When I was little, we had our annual holiday pilgrimage to visit my grandparents. It was part of my Christmas tradition, and I remember running to…

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Corn Pudding

Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

I am now the proud owner of significantly more cookbooks than I was before Christmas. One of my new acquisitions is Home Cooking with Jean-Georges:…

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Cranberry Chicken Salad

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

So here's something exciting: today is the first day of the Mixed Conference for Food Bloggers and I'm super excited. I get to participate in a…

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Cranberry Granola with Flax and Chia Seeds

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

I was out at my dad's house last weekend. Every so often I get treated to pancakes while I'm there, but most of the time breakfast at Dad's involves…

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Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

There are few things I enjoy more than taking a beautiful, healthy vegetable and doctoring it up with cream and cheese. It's like luring  something…

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Crock Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014

It's happened. My freezer has hit maximum capacity. It's actually probably over-stuffed, and I always find a reason to stick something else in there,…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

  It has come to my attention that I bake a lot. Seriously, I've been put on restriction at work as to how often I'm allowed to bring baked…

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Duck Fat Fried Potatoes with Fried Eggs, otherwise known as the best breakfast ever.

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

  Every so often there's a morning that really calls for indulgence. Sometimes that indulgence involves duck fat. It's just a fact of life.…

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Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Growing up, I was never really an eggplant person. It wasn't that I had any personal grudge against it; we just didn't have any around the house so I…

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Elote, or Mexican Corn on the Cob

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2011

There's a tapas restaurant in New York called Cafe Ronda, which was is just down the street from where my friend, Meghan, used to live. We would…

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Fancy Baked Eggs and Bacon

Posted on Jun 29th, 2011

There is nothing quite like bacon and eggs for breakfast, but sometimes the same old fried or scrambled eggs gets a little monotonous. This is a…

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree For Cooking and Baking

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

So I admit it. I'm a little late with this post. I should have slapped this puppy up the second the calendar flipped from August to September. Alas.…

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Garlic Scape Pesto with Green Onion and Pistachios

Posted on Jun 4th, 2013

The first CSA box of spring is always an exciting moment. What wonders will it contain? Will there be something I've never seen before? Will it be…

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Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

 Since I'm a lawyer, the first question I would ask upon seeing the title of this post is, "Healthier than what?" Well, healthier than the sweet…

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Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

  I first saw this recipe on I took one look at the recipe and ordered the cookbook it's from: Super Natural Every Day:…

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

Ricotta Cheese. Creamy, smooshy, dreamy homemade ricotta cheese. There's nothing like it. There's certainly nothing like it sitting on the shelf at…

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Honey Polenta Cake

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014

It's dogwood season in Georgia. The tree out in my front yard is full of blooms, as are the rest of the numerous dogwood trees in Atlanta, and man…

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Honey-Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Every once in a while I need a super easy vegetable and I just don't feel like cooking something on top of the stove or doing a lot of prep work.…

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Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014

If you ever had any doubt that I live in the South, now is the time to shed them, for today I bring you that treasure of the Southern states: Pimento…

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Kale Chips

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013

Week 11 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we've got Kale Chips! I keep seeing kale chips all over the internet and hearing how good they are from…

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Kale Salad with Walnuts and Red Onion

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

Hello! As it turns out, May 1 is National Salad Day. I'm a day early, but such is life. Nothing wrong with getting my salad on a day early... Now,…

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Kick-Ass Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

As we start to get into the realm of Thanksgiving, I think it is important to discuss the mashed potato. When I was a teenager, we used to come back…

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Lamb Kabobs

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

So in keeping with the spirit of yesterday's post about tzatziki, I decided that lamb would be the appropriate follow up. My best friend keeps…

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Leek and Potato Hotpot

Posted on Jul 29th, 2011

I realized I had yet to do vegetable for British Eats Week, but then had trouble finding a real vegetable dish that didn't consist of potatoes or…

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Lentil Dal with Coconut Cream

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

So after some perfunctory research, I'm still not clear on whether legumes are fruits, vegetables or their own category all together. However, they…

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Maple Tabasco Glazed Tuna

Posted on Jun 24th, 2014

Hey Team, it's Day 2 of the Tabasco 10 Challenge and today we have a Maple Tabasco Glazed Tuna. If you're just checking in today are wondering what…

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Marinated Olives

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013

As you may have noticed, when I was younger, there was a lot of food I refused to recognize as such. Olives were among these "foods." I couldn't…

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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

I've been taking some photography courses with Emory University over the last year and this past course met from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesdays. As you…

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Posted on Mar 8th, 2014

Well, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and everyone is getting amped up with bright green clothing and decorations. Since Mardi Gras is…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

 I have to say, October has done pretty well for itself this first week.  The weather has been incredible; sunny and warm during the day with nice…

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Old Bay Buffalo Wings

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

As part of my prep for writing this blog post, I started looking back over old posts. I was going to start out with the whole, "I'm picky about fish"…

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OMG Roast Chicken

Posted on Jun 13th, 2011

"OMG?" What is this, Gossip Girl? No, I promise I'm an adult and fully write out words. Except that, when I tasted this roast chicken, I literally…

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Oven Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce

Posted on Jul 5th, 2014

Every summer my dad and I go through the process of making some good, classic Memphis pulled pork barbecue. In fact, that's what we did for the 4th…

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Pea & Lentil Soup with Ham

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013

I had a problem this past Sunday. I needed a vegetable recipe for week 8 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I was feeling absolutely uninspired. Beyond…

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Peach Smoothie – a smoothie for the New Year!

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

 Well, it's the first Friday of 2014. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, music is playing and the time of hibernation is coming to an end. Not…

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Potatoes Dauphinoise

Posted on Dec 18th, 2012

One week until Christmas! If you're like me, then you've been pondering what to make for Christmas for a while now. Because really, I just like to…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Posted on Oct 24th, 2014

I'm a little obsessed with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Ever since that day in law school when I stumbled across a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie…

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Pumpkin Maple Panna Cotta

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

It's here! Finally! That magical time of the year when food bloggers get to incorporate "pumpkin" or "spice" into pretty much anything we make! To…

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Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Baked Apples

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013

A few weeks ago I ran across a recipe for apple pie stuffed baked apples, or something of that nature. (I would link back to it, but I'm having…

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Quinoa Pilaf and Life Decisions

Posted on Sep 17th, 2013

I've been exploring a lot of other blogs lately. I'm a little isolationist by nature, so it's good for me to branch out and learn about new blogs…

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Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013

Wow. I can't think of a single relevant story to tell you that would tie into this quinoa salad. I mean, it's quinoa, which I love, accompanied by…

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Roast Chicken with Lemon

Posted on Aug 1st, 2011

Since I love roast chicken (and since my supervisor suggested this recipe to me), I made a roast chicken this weekend. It's actually one of the…

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Roasted Broccoli Soup with Cashews

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

I don't make nearly enough soup. I ate it for lunch all the time when I lived in NY, but (until recently) there hasn't been a easy nearby soup place…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

Yes, I know. Butternut squash is a fall vegetable and it's June. But I like it and I happened to have one in my kitchen. So you are getting a…

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Roasted Red Onion

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

After I made my vow to cook and consume more veggies, I discovered I had a cookbook actually called "Vegetables" by James Peterson. The first half of…

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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012

  A while back I was faced with the ever shrinking amount of space in my kitchen and was forced to make a decision: did I want to keep my…

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Saag Paneer

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Week 7 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we are going with spinach this week! So, what to do with spinach that isn't just sauteing it with a little…

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Saffron Rice with Cranberries

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

I found this recipe on a blog called Turmuric & Saffron, which specializes in Persian dishes. I've always loved the delicious yellow rice at…

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Savory Big Brunch Grits

Posted on Dec 24th, 2013

I've been feeling my southern lately and recently had a hankering for grits. There's a restaurant in Watkinsville, GA called The Big Easy that has a…

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Seared Scallops with Rosemary Skewers

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013

So I don't know whether I've mentioned this before, but I'm super picky about seafood. I basically refused to eat it until I was almost 18 years old.…

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Slow-Roasted Lamb with Kale, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014

Finally. It is actually, officially autumn. What's even better is that it's starting to feel like autumn in Atlanta. Of course, that means highs in…

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Sous Vide Carrot and Beet Salad

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

I admit it. I'm a beet convert. I used to turn up my nose at beets, convinced that they were just terrible, but I really don't know why. Honestly, I…

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Sous Vide Pulled Pork

Posted on Jan 27th, 2012

Sous Vide: defn. Under Vacuum; French. So as you may have discerned by now, I'm a bit of a foodie. Unsurprisingly, I not only love to eat and cook,…

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Sous Vide Rack of Lamb with Mustard Sauce

Posted on Dec 28th, 2012

Oh lamb. How lovely you are. Such a tender, wonderful meat. The trouble with lamb is that is can be tricky to cook. It's a balancing act between…

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Sous Vide Turkey Breast

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

Every November I host "Friendsgiving," which is basically a dry run of Thanksgiving with a good group of friends.  I make the turkey, gravy and…

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Spicy Chocolate Meringue Cookies with Tabasco Sauce

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

Okay, so I've been a little absent lately. All of a sudden life got real and busy and I got a little behind on things. So, in recompense, you get 5…

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Spiked Hot Cocoa Jelly Shots

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! If you're a parent you're probably getting your kids into costumes and preparing to traipse around the neighborhood in search of…

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Spinach Pie

Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

Since I write a fancypants food blog you may think that I cook myself a fabulous dinner every night... yeah, that just doesn't happen. I basically…

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Sriracha Cheese Grits

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2014

 My first memory of eating cheese grits is seated at my Great Aunt Frances' breakfast table. The table was tucked in a little alcove of the kitchen…

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Steamed Artichokes with Lemon-Thyme Aoli

Posted on Feb 19th, 2014

Artichokes first appeared in my life when I was about ten years old. My brother and I were sitting at the table and my mother set down a dish of…

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Summer Corn Salad

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011

  Very few things shout SUMMER like fresh corn. (peaches, of course, also shout summer.) I find fresh corn delicious, whether it is…

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Summer Succotash

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

I love succotash, but have never made it before. My impression of succotash is basically a bunch of beans (lima beans are crucial), corn and other…

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Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Maple Tabasco Hard Candy

Posted on Jun 26th, 2014

Day Four of the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Blogger challenge and today I've made you Spicy Maple and Tabasco Hard Candies. (If you're wondering what the…

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Sweet Potato Curry Tortilla Espanola

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

My favorite thing I ever got to eat out of my college cafeteria was cornbread. I couldn't get enough of it. My second favorite, which was available…

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Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

Posted on Nov 15th, 2012

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "Love people - cook them tasty food." This made me really happy and I especially enjoyed the timing of…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Jul 12th, 2011

One of my favorite parts of getting Greek food is the tzatziki sauce. The cool cucumber yoghurt mix tastes great on just about anything. It's great…

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Welsh Leg of Lamb

Posted on Jul 27th, 2011

Mmmmmm. Lamb. In day 3 of the week of British Food Extravaganza, we're going to visit Wales for a delicious leg of lamb. In America, lamb tends to be…

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