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For the Love of Quinoa!

My son has a multitude of phrases that he will use rather than curse. I appreciate this, really, because at times I have the mouth of a truck driver and our relationship is such that I can say, “I know … Continue reading

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Creole Sugar ‘N’ Spice Pecans

Also known as… those damn pecans! Why?  Because you won’t. Be able. To stop. Eating them. I made a test batch to check on seasoning, then promptly ate nearly all of them before my event.  I had to get more … Continue reading

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Pi Day 2014: Raspberry Ricotta Pie

I tend to get an idea in my head and dive in – only later realizing that what I thought was a great thing is, in actuality, a shit-ton of work. Yesterday I woke up and went about my usual … Continue reading

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Wheat Berry Apple Salad: Hearty, fresh, and you always end up wanting more

I DVR’d Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern the other day.  Thomas and I sat down to watch it and I couldn’t remember for the life of me WHY I wanted him to see it.  He wasn’t too impressed with the … Continue reading

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Cabernet Chocolate Bundt Cake

Did you ever want to give someone a gift because they did something nice for you? Maybe 1) they helped you shovel ridiculous amounts of snow or 2) they watched your kid so you could have a girls night out when … Continue reading

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or The Way to a(n Old Fashioned) Man’s Heart

There are some weeks when I go shopping and all I throw in my cart is junk.  I grab lots of cheeses (soft, creamy brie is a favorite) and crackers (wheat crackers are good for me!), ice cream (It’s for … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quesadilla

Thomas said he does NOT want to participate in the Geography Bee at school tomorrow.  They took a preliminary test and he got 30 out of 35 correct, however… he only knew ONE of those answers for sure.  The rest … Continue reading

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Field to Feast Link-Up: Poblano Chile Peppers

I had to share this Minimally Invasive Field to Feast post with you all because Rajas (roasted poblanos) con Crema is one of my absolute favorite dishes. Plus, Amy’s photographs are stunning and I just love looking at them. This … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Pan-seared Feta with Marinated Red Peppers

Friday, September 6th was the first day of school for my brand new fourth grader!  Both of us were very excited.  Thomas sat on the couch watching Spongebob Squarepants the morning before and said, “it feels like summer vacation just started!” … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: The Busy Girl’s Guide to Canning Tomato Sauce

Thomas went with us to market this weekend, as he does nearly every Saturday beginning in May and ending at Halloween. I was standing at my scale helping customers when a little hand, attached to a still-little-but-getting-bigger-quickly arm, reaches around … Continue reading

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