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Daring Bakers: Tarte Tatin

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really, it was. I loved the rough pastry, it poofed nicely for me but the overall effect was still too much sugar for me. Classy-looking though, if I ever need a nice dessert for some one with a serious … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Panna Cotta and Florentines

I must admit to being slightly baffled by this challenge. I mean, panna cotta is not by any stretch of the imagination (at least my imagination) a baked good. I guess that’s the reason for the Florentines, but there again … Continue reading

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Chickpea Cranberry Couscous

To say that this recipe is based on a childhood favorite is ironic–who ever heard of putting cranberries in Moroccan food?–but true. I always loved the original chickpea/raisin version. I was digging through my pantry trying to find a meal … Continue reading

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Cranberry Lime Bread

Leftover cranberries are always a good problem to have. I bought a bunch fresh last November, and they keep practically forever. So this week: cranberry-lime bread, which I took into work. It was popular, particularly among lime lovers 😉 Cranberry … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Wrap

Do you even have those moments when you say to yourself “If I’m not very careful I’m about to seriously damage myself” and then go right on with what you were doing? For example “Watch out for that sharp edge … Continue reading

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Pork Marsala

“Veal Marsala” has long been one of my favorite foods–except, of course, that I’ve never had veal. Or Marsala, until recently. What am I talking about? Well, my brother-in-law has a wonderful recipe for veal Marsala, but he always substitutes … Continue reading

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Peanut Soup

Sometimes a quick, simple, warming meal is all I want or have time for. This soup fits the category well– serve with a couple slices of fresh bread and you have a nice little lunch or dinner. Peanut Soup based … Continue reading

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Quesadillas!

In case you haven’t noticed, my dinners tend towards the “quick and easy” variety, and dairy is my protein of choice. The classic example of this is quesadillas: quick, easy, and as long as you have tortillas and cheese handy … Continue reading

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Simple Carrot Soup

This makes a delicious appetizer or light dinner served with fresh bread or biscuits. It’s my sister’s favorite meal. Ingredients: 2 1/2 c. carrots (2 cups cooked) 1 1/2 c. chicken broth 1 T. butter or margarine 1 T. flour … Continue reading

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Cardamom Pineapple Upside-down Cake

One of my coworkers had a birthday this week and so naturally we all brought in food to party. I normally bake the birthday cakes, but this particular individual has a distinctly lukewarm attitude towards cake in general. The one … Continue reading

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