Pasta Salad with Chicken, Grapes and Walnuts

July 26, 2017

This summery salad is loaded with vegetables and fruit, herbs and cheese with an oniony walnut oil vinaigrette straight from the south of France.

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Colorado Chicken Soup with Black Beans and Corn

December 22, 2016

Broth and vegetables with a little bit of meat, a steaming bowl of soup is probably the most healthy and thrifty of meals not to mention the fact that you can throw all those wondrous ingredients together in a pot and walk away to other chores while it simmers to deliciousness all by itself.

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Blackberry Shrub and The Dalloway Dahlia Cocktail

October 3, 2016

My friend Alison and I hold a Girls in the Garden party in her backyard every summer. In this venue rosé is a favorite but it wouldn’t be a party without a cocktail and so the Dalloway Dahlia came to be.

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Honey Blackberry Ice Cream in a Can

August 16, 2016

The honey makes this honey blackberry ice cream especially delish and the tart berries balance out all that sweet cream. I say, get the kids to work making their very own batch of ice cream with this technique.

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Zest: The wonder of naked fruit

April 20, 2016

If you have a lemon tree in your yard I envy you. If you have an orange and a lemon tree in your yard I really envy you and if you have a lemon, orange and lime tree in your yard…well.

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Brownie Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

February 21, 2016

Once upon a time I worked in a bakery and baked these fudgy brownies every day. With melted chocolate under my fingernails, we would nibble on the cut away corners and edges all day long. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.

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End of Summer Fried Green Tomatoes

October 29, 2015

My son brought me a big bag of green tomatoes from his garden the other day. What could we possibly do with all these hard round green globes? I say fry them up. Most everyone gets excited about ripe summer tomatoes. But I’m addicted to those end of summer green ones.

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Chicken Enchiladas with Hatch Tomatillo Salsa

September 27, 2015

Oh, enchiladas, carnitas and fish tacos. Where have you been all my life? I love, love, love Mexican food so much that I think in another time, I must have been Hispanic. My name is Carla, is it not? How far removed from Carlita can I be?

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Limoncello Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Sauce

August 11, 2015

It’s finally here. Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus is released and on sale today!

So, I thought I’d share one of the recipes and hopefully pique your interest in the sweeter side of citrus with this heavenly, lemonly mousse drizzled with chocolate.

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A Trio of Summer Sauces

June 8, 2015

But, no matter how tasty, dinner from the grill can become monotonous (another grilled chicken breast?) and begin to taste the same after a few weeks. Enter the summer sauce triumvirate, guaranteed to make all your fast and fresh grilled meals more interesting.

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