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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

| April 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

When I came home New York (and meeting Bobby Flay!) on Monday, I was totally inspired … by sandwiches. I haven’t worked much with sandwiches recently, and I couldn’t wait to work on some new flavors. This sandwich is all about New England. Lettuce from Boston, cheddar from Vermont, cranberries from Cape Cod … Oh, […]

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Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

| September 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Guacamole. Just add chips or chopped up veggies. But this isn’t your typical guacamole. This one is infused with the tart fabulousness of tomatillos, a relative of eggplants and gooseberries. It’s unexpected, but delicious all the same. We have a big crop of tomatillos growing in our garden this year, so I foresee a […]

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Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

| August 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Back to school is heavy on my mind these days. We are less than a week away from Will starting kindergarten. But as I wrote recently on Tablespoon, it’s Will’s school lunch that I think about most. Ok, think might be an understatement. I obsess. I’ve checked out the lunch menu for his school and […]

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Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

| August 10, 2010 | 8 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for Tomato Tomatillo Salsa — this tart, flavorful salsa is perfect for dipping, serving with omelets and more. Oh tomatillos … are they fruits? Vegetables? Tomatoes? Something else? When I tried them for the first time a few years ago, I was totally filled with a bazillion questions. The papery […]

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Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

| March 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sundried tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. Ever since college, when I first started making versions of sundried tomato pasta, I have been a huge, huge fan. So, whenever I see an alluring package of little, flat dried tomatoes, I have to buy them and use them. They are good in everything from pesto […]

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Adaptable Comfort: Artichoke Sauce

Adaptable Comfort: Artichoke Sauce

| January 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

When I woke up yesterday, I looked outside to see delicate snowflakes falling gently from the sky and adding a blanket of pristine white snow to the outdoors. The undisturbed snow looked so peaceful and inviting, like a standing invitation to come play. It was a perfect winter wonderland outside, one that I craved as […]

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Spicy Three Pepper Relish

Spicy Three Pepper Relish

| August 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Look at those colors. I loved the way this looked when I was measuring out ingredients, so I had to snap a picture. It was these same colors that seduced me into buying too many peppers at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago. Fresh. Tasty. Just picked. At first, I thought I would just […]

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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Sundried Tomato Pesto

| January 29, 2008 | 3 Comments

I love pesto. I make a million different variations of pesto. Pesto is my friend. Unfortunately, my husband isn’t as fond of it though. Too bad for him. But, that means more for me (and Will). Pestos are great to use on sandwiches, in pastas, on toasted breads, on vegetables … oh, there are a […]

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