Salt Potatoes With Fresh Dill and Mascarpone

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I’ve been told I can be a tiny bit controlling in my kitchen.  It’s probably true.  After all, my kitchen is my retreat. I have a bit of affection for each of my appliances and every single pot and cooking tool. Last week I had to try very hard not to steer my adorable seven-year-old […]

Avocado Zucchini Bread With Olive Oil

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You know I love avocados, right?  I love them with a bit of sea salt and a spoon. I love them in salads, salsas, and sandwiches, too.  What’s not to love? Well, lately avocados have been turning up in all sorts of unexpected recipes:  brownies, cakes, cookies, to name a few.  I wasn’t really sold […]

Friday Flowers: Fuchsias and Hazelnut Praline Nutella Pie

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When I was growing up — in the time before Nutella was sold almost everywhere — my friend Tanja always brought jars of it home from her visits to family in Germany. She introduced me to this creamy, oh-so-delicious party in a jar!  Nutella will always bring my mind to Tanja’s kitchen . . . […]

Grilled Mediterranean Burger Recipe

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As promised. . . here is the meat for your BBQ! The days of summer are winding down, and I want to soak them up.  I want to relish the time with my kids, friends, family, and of course . . . yummy food! It doesn’t get much better than a great burger!  A big, […]

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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My Seven Links

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I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for “My Seven Links.”  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their […]

Friday Flowers: A Special Kind of Lily and an Almond Joy Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

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The common name for the lily flowers I’m sharing with you today is actually Naked Ladies. Naked Ladies don’t usually bring my mind to food — rather, to an amazing trip to Big Sur, California I took with my husband — then suitor ;-). by

Silvia’s Summer Seafood Paella

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As you know, we recently took a family vacation to New York.  We planned the trip around the wedding of our close friends, Ed and Danielle.  The wedding was at Danielle’s family home in Woodstock, and it was gorgeous!  I could write forever about all the exciting details of the fun wedding — but, for […]

Eating Gluten-Free in New York (Plus a Very Cute Kitchen Timer!)

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It’s been a very busy cooking weekend for me, but before sharing my recipes, I want to share some quick take-aways from our trip to New York. If you’ve been keeping up with me, you know my 7-year-old son has Celiac Disease and therefore will be a gluten-free eater for the rest of his life.  […]

Friday Flowers: Hibiscus and Pineapple-Quinoa Berry Salad With Shrimp

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Hibiscus flowers will always remind me of my beautiful and relaxing honeymoon. The biggest decision on the blissful island of Huahini in French Polynesia, was whether to lay on the deck of our bungalow in the ocean, or on the warm sand with ocean waves splashing over me.  Rough, I know. by

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