Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad-4

Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose¬† and started waving. I did the same, wearing…

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Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese, Garlic and Pomegranate

roasted cauliflower

There was a point yesterday when I discovered what the power company’s estimate for returning power was: Sunday at 11 p.m. When I read that, I felt my heart sink and all hope dissipate. Even as I watched the number of power outages in my town go down a few percentage points at a time,…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

Months and months ago, I bought a bottle of walnut oil, with the good intention of trying it. Except, then I got it home and couldn’t remember what I wanted to try it in. Or why I even thought I would use it. So it sat in the cabinet, untouched. Recently I noticed that lonely…

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

When my husband and I moved to our town, I didn’t realize what a small town we were moving to. I mean, in theory, I knew. The main street is a small drag with a few well-frequented businesses. The school district has neighborhood schools, which all seem a stone’s throw away from where the kids…

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Gorgonzola and Sunflower Seeds Recipe

A few months ago, I read somewhere that basically Brussels sprouts are the new black. While I agree that they are absolutely, positively delectable … I think this highly underrated vegetable has been getting its long-awaited dues for awhile now. People are recognizing how delicious a well-prepared sprout can be, and eaten them up. Literally….

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Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe

Creamy, sharp blue cheese and sweet caramelized shallots give this Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe major flavor. Last night, after a rushed day, my husband and I did something together that doesn’t happen enough these days: we power-cleaned the house. In short order, my office was transformed from neglected storage space to usable…

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Give your burgers a fun makeover by stuffing them with spark, creamy blue cheese. These Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers are juicy perfection. It was a steamy, hot day today. It was one of those days where you just don’t know what to do with yourself. The kids and I ran errands, took a walk (what…

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Blue Cheese Souffle

Souffle. It’s one of those words that conjures up notions of complexity and difficulty. It just sounds so fussy. But with some cheese begging to be used and egg whites calling my name, I decided to bite the bullet and try Blue Cheese Souffle from Barefoot in Paris, one of Ina Garten‘s cookbooks and the…

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