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Delicate Ham and Cheddar Omelet

Delicate Ham and Cheddar Omelet

| April 3, 2012 | 5 Comments

Confession: I was kind of picky as a child. I’m not anymore, but when I was young, my list of things that I wouldn’t eat was extensive, including whole cuisines and categories of food. It’s a wonder anyone put up with me. But even when I was young, really good cooking could sway me to […]

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Whole Grain Toast with Mashed Avocado and An Egg

Whole Grain Toast with Mashed Avocado and An Egg

| March 26, 2012 | 11 Comments

Some times I catch myself saying things I don’t really mean. Like “No, you finish the last bite of the ooey-gooey delicious dessert, I’m fine” or “Sure! Lasagna sounds great!” But the times that just shock me are when I find myself mechanically saying something I said as a child that’s no longer true like […]

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Chilled Tropical Smoothie

Chilled Tropical Smoothie

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lately, I have gotten really into smoothies and juices. Not in a juice-fasting or cleansing sort of way, but in a supplementing all the water I drink way. It’s nice to have something other than coffee and water once in awhile, and juices and smoothies are much better for you than soda. Plus they taste […]

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Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

| January 30, 2012 | 12 Comments

Sweet, tender and sure to impress, Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones are surprisingly quick and easy to make. This might just be my favorite scone recipe ever. It’s everything a good scone should be — subtle, but flavorful. Perfect with coffee or tea. And totally memorable. Scones unfairly get a bad rap, I think. It’s […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

| January 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Coffee cake is one of those things. It’s comforting and familiar and perfect for breakfast. This one, made from a recipe from the 1930s, has a dense crumb and an irresistible buttery cinnamon sugar topping. No, it’s not that impossibly fluffy and almost-dessert-sweet coffee cake from the grocery store. But it doesn’t want to be. […]

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Baked Eggs with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil

Baked Eggs with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil

| January 16, 2012 | 12 Comments

These eggs remind me of summer. Sweet fresh tomatoes are encircled with the brilliant flavor of fresh basil. There’s slightly sweet roasted garlic, which I have been obsessed with lately, blended with rich heavy cream — a nod to winter. And the warmth of the baked dish make it perfect for a chilly morning. Or […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

Chocolate Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

| January 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

Do you ever peek in other people’s baskets at the grocery store? It’s probably a little voyeuristic, but I totally do. I just find it fascinating what people buy. I notice the folks who buy a ton of frozen meals and the ones who stock up on meats. I notice the ones with tons of […]

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Maple Corn Muffins

Maple Corn Muffins

| December 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s a muffin! It’s a corn muffin! It’s a maple corn muffin! And it’s amazing. Filled with maple-y goodness, these easy muffins aren’t overly sweet, which makes them so versatile. You can enjoy them warm with a pat of butter (my favorite way!) for breakfast or a snack. Who doesn’t love butter? They are tender […]

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Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

| December 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Biscuits didn’t make frequent appearances on our table when I was a child. No, we were more of a grocery store bakery Italian bread family — always purchased fresh that day with a crusty outside and a soft, airy inside. Since I wasn’t a fan of the crusty outside, I would tear out the insides […]

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Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

Roasted Two Potato and Chicken Sausage Hash with Poached Egg

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I look at this photo, all I can think is good morning. It’s so inviting. All the contrasting textures and flavors … Wait. Let me tell you about it. Looking is one thing, but hearing is a whole other. The simple roasted potatoes — both russet and sweet varieties — seasoned only with a […]

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