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Candied Meyer Lemon Slices

February 28, 2014

You can candy any kind of lemon, but Meyer lemons make especially pretty slices.

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Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad with Arugula and Tahini Dressing

February 14, 2014

Living with a heavy blanket of snow outside doesn’t always mean you want to eat a heavy dinner. Already thinking about shorts and sandals, I’m lightening up on mealtime with this vegetable based plate just in time to get me in the swing for June.

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Lemon Filled Coconut Cupcakes

January 28, 2014

Anyone who grew up with Hostess filled cupcakes knows the charm of the filled cupcake. Just like chocolate and cream, coconut and lemon are a great combination in a cupcake and the only way to get it to make these up yourself.

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Maple Brined Pork Chops with Sweet Potato, Apple and Mustard Sauce

January 17, 2014

There are many theories about our urge to pimp the pig in the desolate days of winter, but to me it’s all about that sweet, tender meat that goes so well with winter vegetables.

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Pan Roasted Hake, Fennel and Pears with Lemon

December 31, 2013

The holidays are famous for feasting and sometimes too much of a good thing is, well, too much. After all the cookies, ham, appetizers, drinks and general overindulgence, we’re looking for dinner on the lighter side. Fish, actually. But it still needs to carry lots of flavor. Oh, and it has to be easy.

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Hey, Hey, Hey Toffee

December 12, 2013

Have you been naughty or nice ?

I must admit to feeling a bit naughty because I really don’t feel like baking a million Christmas cookies this year. Like you, I’m overscheduled and busy but want to be nice and make some fun treats to pass out to friends and family.

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Beef Stew in High Heels

December 6, 2013

Sounds messy, right? But what I’m talking about here is a dressed up version of beef stew. More on the side of Boeuf Bourguignone but still simple, fast and made in one pan.

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Baklava

November 18, 2013

It’s sticky and gooey and finger licking good. Memories of honey drenched golden baklava gobbled while visiting the island of Santorini in the Greek isles kicked off a vision quest to recreate this sinfully sweet dessert.

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Corny Parmesan, Rosemary Mini Muffins

November 4, 2013

As we approach soup and stew weather it’s handy to have a couple of quick and easy breads on hand to go with all that liquid soul food. Consider this a soul muffin.

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Corn, Zucchini and Basil Fritters with Bacon and Tomato

October 17, 2013

Who knows how the fritter got its name? The word fritter conjures images of n’er do wells and wastefulness. Who hasn’t frittered an afternoon away or heard of someone who frittered away his inheritance? But, you won’t be wasting your time making this divinely fritterized version of a BLT.

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