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Chopped Kale Salad Recipe: Thanksgiving Kale Salad That Looks Like Christmas On Ya Plate

Chopped Kale Salad Recipe: Thanksgiving Kale Salad That Looks Like Christmas On Ya Plate

I know Kale has been through a revival of sorts for awhile now, but I never really did jump out on that train….the kale train that is. I honestly couldn’t tell you why either. Kale is a powerhouse of goodness, having more nutritional value than […]

Roasted Vegetables Recipes: Pumpkin Risotto With Seared Scallops

Roasted Vegetables Recipes: Pumpkin Risotto With Seared Scallops

It was around this same time last year that I made my Moroccan Pumpkin Soup and that’s also the time when the pie pumpkins showed up in my local store. That soup was inspired by Steve, my coworker who has since left us to join the […]

Best Fall Dinners: Simple Grilled Pork Chops With Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Creamy Parsnip Mash, and Grilled Cipollini Onions

Best Fall Dinners: Simple Grilled Pork Chops With Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Creamy Parsnip Mash, and Grilled Cipollini Onions

This meal..inspired by onions. Not just any onion, cipollini onions (pronounced chee-poh-leen-ee). These little spaceship shaped roots are full of flavor and hale from Italy. They are known in Italy as agrodolce which translates literally to “bitter-sweet”. They are often found peeled of their thin […]

Cajun Stir Fry: Spicy Cajun Fried Rice With Skrimps, Sausage And Steak

Cajun Stir Fry: Spicy Cajun Fried Rice With Skrimps, Sausage And Steak

Got leftover rice? Love “stir fries”? The quotations are there because I, like many others, forgo the wok and use a flaming hot skillet to make my quick stir fries and have had great results in doing so. Making a successful stir fry comes down […]

Southern Tomato Pie Recipe: Super Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes Baked in a Fantastically Flaky Pie Crust

Southern Tomato Pie Recipe: Super Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes Baked in a Fantastically Flaky Pie Crust

The pictures I’ve taken for this post don’t do this pie any justice. This is one of the most awesomest, tastiest things I’ve ever made. Tomatoes are high up on the flavor scale for me, up there with ChOcOlAtE (if you can believe that) Ya […]

Anthony Bourdain Cookbook: “Appetites~ A Cookbook” Recipe “Macau-Style Pork Chop Sandwich”

Anthony Bourdain Cookbook: “Appetites~ A Cookbook” Recipe “Macau-Style Pork Chop Sandwich”

My obsession with the Food Network was getting a little out of hand. Friends that frequented my house would make jabs about “the only station I watched.” I didn’t care. I loved it. The descriptions. The different hosts. Learning about new food. It was the […]

Fresh Blueberry Recipes:  Blueberry Season Is in Session!

Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry Season Is in Session!

It’s berry time again and with my neighbors front yard full of fresh wild blueberries I’m ready to do some recipe testing and tasting from books I’ve been scratching to try. Last week I was experimenting with a blueberry energy bar idea. Blueberry and banana […]

Middle Eastern Rice Dishes: Recipes from the book “Jerusalem”

Middle Eastern Rice Dishes: Recipes from the book “Jerusalem”

I don’t really remember when I first heard of the book Jerusalem, or the book Plenty, or the author, or even the restaurant Ottolenghi. All I knew is that I wanted those books. I added them to my wish list on Amazon and then soon […]

How to Roast a Turkey: Citrus Brined Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Roast a Turkey: Citrus Brined Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving. The turkey and dressing (or stuffing). The green bean casserole. The table of desserts. The family arguments. Memories. 🙂 What could make this years holiday season even more memorable? How about a perfectly brined, perfectly seasoned, crispity crusted delicacy of a bird that’ll make […]

Fall Dinner Ideas: Ravioli Stuffed with Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese in a Brown Butter Cream Sauce

Fall Dinner Ideas: Ravioli Stuffed with Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese in a Brown Butter Cream Sauce

Fall The cooler weather. The leaves turning from green to yellow to orange to red. The smell of campfires, of cinnamon. Pies baking in the oven. Soups simmering on stove tops. Hot chocolate, charred marshmallows. Families coming together. The produce section in your local grocer […]