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Butternut Squash Soup

Serves 6-8 Festive holidays will be here soon! I hope yours (AND mine!) will include warm hugs, hearty laughter…and great food, of course. Just think of a meal starting with this creamy butternut squash soup. Not only will it whet your appetite for the meal to come, but if you make a larger batch, it... Continue Reading →

Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake

Serves 12-16 Fall is my favorite season. Spring has its charm, but there's just something extra special about throwing on a sweater for crisp outdoor walks, colorful leaves, outdoor markets with an abundance of delicious produce. The pears that inspired this recipe actually came right off a tree in my daughter's yard; sure can't beat... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Makes 48 2-bite pieces Tip: If you like a clean edge when cutting these bars or any cake or dessert, run your knife blade under warm water after each cut and wipe it with a paper towel to remove any water droplets. Ingredients 1-2 tsp butter for pan preparation 6 oz (3/4 cup) unsalted butter,... Continue Reading →

Fresh Basil Pesto

  Makes about 1 cup Tip: Your food processor will make quick work of this classic sauce. Some recipes direct you to put all ingredients in the bowl together and blend. In my experience, you will get a better result if you drizzle the olive oil in as directed below. Try either method you prefer,... Continue Reading →

Panzanella for Two (non-traditional)

Serves 2 Tip: I almost always have homemade basic vinaigrette on hand in the refrigerator. I did when I made this hearty salad, but wanted the red wine vinegar kicked up just a little. I simply added that ingredient to my prepared vinaigrette making this recipe come together even more quickly. Simplify, simplify, simplify. :)... Continue Reading →

Coconut Cashew Banana Cake

   1 bundt cake plus extra batter for muffins, loaf or smaller cake pan Tip: Fruit, or sometimes vegetables, can be interchanged in cake or quick bread recipes. What you're looking for is moisture. If you don't like bananas, use more pears. Other alternatives: shred or finely dice apples, zucchini or carrots. Use canned or... Continue Reading →

Spinach-Asparagus Quiche

6-8 servings Tip: If you're not into making pie crust, keep things simple and purchase one. Another option is to make the quiche without crust. It would be equally delicious. I had 2 small bundles of dough scraps in the freezer from a previous pie bake, so decided to patch them together for this quiche.... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Hash

Serves 2 Adapted from butcherbox.com Tip: We eat very little beef, but happened to have a couple of steaks in the freezer. It was a little cool to fire up the charcoal grill, so I searched for an indoor preparation. Pan-seared it was...with sweet potato hash. Whether you cook steaks, another meat option or choose... Continue Reading →

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