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Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

Tender, airy Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Muffins are dotted with juicy blueberries. A sweet cinnamon layer in the center makes them extra special. When I moved to Maine, I didn’t yet know the joys of wild blueberries that grow plentifully here. I’d grown up with — and picked each summer — high bush blueberries that were …

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Two Ingredient Hot Chocolate

It’s quick and easy to make this Two Ingredient Hot Chocolate — a perfect drink for sipping on cold, snowy days. Or whenever the craving strikes. We woke up to snow this morning — just a little, but coupled with the chillier temperatures and reduced sunlight, there’s no more denying that winter is coming. And that’s okay. …

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Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Roasted Veggies

Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Roasted Veggies celebrates the natural sweetness of veggies roasted with balsamic vinegar. It’s fresh and filling — perfect for lunches. As my son set out for the school bus on Thursday, the darkness swallowed him. Here in Maine, our days grow slimmer and slimmer. Nighttime takes over. And that means that …

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Using what’s probably the quickest way to cook Brussels sprouts, these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic are filled with bold flavor and easy to make. I spend a lot of time considering ways I can inspire folks to cook more. But really, it’s not just about cooking. It’s using whole ingredients to make something delightful. …

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Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic

Bright and tender, Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic is an easy seafood recipe that’s delightful for dinner. For a while, it felt like I’d lost balance in my life. The balance between work and life outside of work was off — I was overworked and tired. The balance in my eating was off …

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Creamy Garlic Fettuccine with Bacon and Roasted Red Peppers

Rich and creamy, this recipe for Creamy Garlic Fettuccine with Bacon and Roasted Red Peppers bears resemblance to a robust alfredo. It’s a grim grey day in Maine today, the kind that comes with a dim brightness that makes you want to crawl back into bed with a book and emerge again tomorrow. Days like …

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