Smoky Chipotle Breakfast Nachos Recipe

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While I'd like to tell you my husband has a very refined palate and is my best recipe "taster," he's not. Of the three boys in my house, you'd think he'd have the most potential.  I mean, for starters, he's over seven years old.The thing is, he thinks everything is great.  Wonderful, right?  Well. . . not always.  … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Thai Basil Flowers, Tomato Salad Recipe and How to Peel Tomatoes

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This salad is simple blend of a few ingredients, and it's an exquisite display of vibrant color.  It's all about freshly picked heirloom tomatoes . . .I can't use a tomato without thinking of my dad's tomato garden.  In the summertime, tomatoes are all he cares about -- well, they're just below my mom and their … [Read more...]

Salt Potatoes Recipe 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 son in another direction when he … [Read more...]

Avocado Zucchini Bread Recipe 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 on this idea.  At … [Read more...]

Tempeh Wild Rice Pesto “Burger” Recipe

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On our first date, my now-husband told me he was a vegetarian.I am someone who's extremely passionate about food -- all food - and I wondered if his dietary choice would be a deal breaker!  He then said that he eats fish, dairy products, and eggs (a "Pesco" Vegetarian, if you will). Phew! I really, really liked … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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I truly appreciate your visiting my site!  If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post.  You can also follow what I'm cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up … [Read more...]

Best Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Ever!

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I'm home!  Did you notice I snuck out during the dessert party?We went NYC and Woodstock -- sometime between the Salted Caramel Chocolates and the Double Chocolate Almond Spice Cookies.We had a fantastic vacation -- I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!For now though, I'm happy to share this … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

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A lot was cooking in my kitchen this weekend, and the first thing I'm excited to share with you is a super quick salad dressing recipe!  Remember when we made My Mom's Meyer Lemonade a week or so ago?  I know, how could you forget, right?  ;-)  It's delicious!Well, a friend of mine took my mom's recipe a step … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe

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My 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there's only one!So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon -- especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!The Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all … [Read more...]

Avocado Butter Recipe

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When I was a kid, I used to literally sneak avocado chunks out of my salad, into my napkin, and sadly, yes . . . into the trash.  Can you believe that!?If you've been keeping up with my blog, you know that these days, I cannot get enough avocados, and I consider them to be a precious culinary treasure.  Truly!I … [Read more...]