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Baked Veggie Rings with Herb Dip

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I’m not a sweets person. I don’t often crave chocolate, I can go without candy, and if given the option, I’d take potato chips over a donut. I do really love ice cream, but I think that’s because Tim is so good at making it. But, even then, Continue Reading

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Savory Crêpes

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Right now my thoughts are flipping between crêpes and the onion rings I ate right before I made the crêpes. Of both, I couldn’t wait to eat more. But, let’s talk about the crêpes today (those onion rings can wait until next week). When I was a Continue Reading

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Chunky Vegetable Soup

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When in doubt, soup! I almost always want to eat soup. In hot weather and cold weather, on weeknights or at dinner parties… give me soup and I’ll be happy with my meal. Soup is a great way to use up whatever you’ve got hanging Continue Reading

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Kohlrabi Stuffed with Cabbage and Apple

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When I think of kohlrabi, I think of a taste that’s like a combination of broccoli and cauliflower. It’s kinda sweet and mild and buttery. When I look at kohlrabi, I think of Yoda… Green, kinda funny looking, but really awesome when you give it Continue Reading

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Orange You Glad it’s Green Smoothie

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When I need a quick meal, smoothies are a great option. Sometimes I make them with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana. That’s one of my favorites. But, I also really love a good fruit and veggie smoothie. Sweet, but not too, and packed with Continue Reading

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Chopped Salad with Oranges Greens and Nuts

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Salads get a bit of a bad rap as a “diet food”. Ugh. I don’t even like the word “diet” and I really like salads. They’re a great compliment to so many foods and can even be a wonderful meal on their own. The salad Continue Reading

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Wilted Mustard Greens with Acorn Squash and Pear

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Two months ago I would have laughed if you’d told me that my fingers would be so cold that I’d have a hard time typing today. That I’d have two sweatshirts on with both hoods pulled up. Two pairs of socks, plus slippers, and that Continue Reading

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Persimmon Apple Bread

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I don’t know if the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. But, apples have always been a favorite of mine, so if I can eat an apple every day that makes me happy. My favorite way to enjoy them Continue Reading

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Rustic Persimmon Tart

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I’m a sucker for pie crust. But, confession, I’m not actually crazy about pie itself. I just love a good crust. When I make Chicken or Veggie Pot Pie, it’s my favorite part. I make it in big batches and keep it in the freezer Continue Reading

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Twice Cooked Beets with Pomegranates and Goat Cheese

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It’s chilly today. And it’s delightful. I’m still wearing flip flops, but I’ve got thick socks on too (don’t judge). I’ve been seeing on social media that some places are already getting snow. I complain about how hot it is here at this time of Continue Reading

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Pomegranate and Purple Basil Iced Tea

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When I think of basil, I think of things like pesto, soup, risotto… even french toast. I love basil so much that I grow it in my garden – I can never seem to get enough. It’s one of the best things about summer (and fall, Continue Reading

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Carrot Pasta with Tarragon

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If I told you that this was another dish where versatility is key, would you be surprised? It’s the way that I cook, so as often as possible, I will offer alternatives. Just in case it’s a different season when you read this post, in Continue Reading

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Salted Chocolate and Roasted Fig Pudding

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A few years ago I tried to make chocolate sauce for ice cream. As one who rarely makes desserts and who doesn’t bake a lot, the science behind these types of things can baffle me. I ended up with pudding instead of chocolate sauce. But, Continue Reading

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Melon and Feta Salad

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I mentioned last week that I have a hard time eating melon any way other than chilled, plain, nothing else to it. I’ve heard of people putting feta with their melon. So weird. So so weird. I was never gonna try it. Why ruin a Continue Reading

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Spicy Summer Squash and Tomato Soup

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Summer isn’t usually the time of year that people are busting out the soup recipes. I realize that. But, it is the time of year for squash and tomatoes, so let’s make an exception. Tomato Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods. I have Continue Reading

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Green Bean Fries

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I’m crazy about French fries. With a burger they’re fabulous, topped with gravy and cheese curds they’re comforting, with a hearty dip they’re a meal. Of course they don’t have to be made with potatoes. Parsnips, carrots, and summer squash all work perfectly. And while we’re at it, Continue Reading

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Bean and Veggie Mélange

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I called this a “mélange”, which is French for “mixture”. It seems so versatile that I don’t want to limit it by calling it a dip or a salad. A dip implies the need for some sort of scooper. Corn chips would work well. I’m Continue Reading

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Stone Fruit Chips

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I’ve been saying for years how much I love to roast almost every kind of veggie. Last summer I took on tomatoes, drying them, not just roasting (and then promptly making them in to Bruschetta). So I knew that fruit was possible. But until today, Continue Reading

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Customizable Panzanella Salad

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There are so many things that this salad can be. It can be vegan, paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, high-protein… It all depends on what you add to it. I made some baguettes a few weeks ago that I wasn’t thrilled with. They’re prefect for croutons though. Continue Reading

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Roasted Stone Fruit with Bulgur and Fennel

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Complain as I will about summer – the heat, the heat, the heat, I love the fruits and veggies that it brings. I’m silly for squash (more about that next week), crazy for cherries, and wacko for watermelon. Not to mention sweet corn… be still my Continue Reading

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