Featured Recipe

Asian Pear Salad

February 12, 2018 Featured Recipe

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We love enjoying Asian pears in this salad, but go ahead and use whichever variety of pears you have on hand. (Apples are also pretty tasty in this salad). Use this recipe as a base for changing ingredients for your liking — we typically use whichever greens we have on hand. 1 Asian pear, peeled […]

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Tomato Soup

January 21, 2018 Featured Recipe

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Perfect to pair with a grilled cheese sandwich, this tomato soup recipe takes little time to prepare. If you prefer, top with bacon bits, alongside crusty bread — or as any grilled cheese lover will do . . . dip into the soup. 1 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, cut […]

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Spicy Noodles with Pork

January 18, 2018 Featured Recipe

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This gets a Four Star rating from my kids — i.e. each of them like this dinner. With 100% approval rating from the kids, that means there is less angst when I’m making it. And, because it takes about 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook, I’m not spending too much time in […]

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Chicken Soup with Fennel, Chickpeas, and Chard

January 17, 2018 Featured Recipe

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  This simple but luscious soup has all the basic elements of minestrone: broth, beans, and veggies. If you can find it, erbette chard is delicious to use. It’s sweet and nutty flavor adds a silky texture when cooked. You can even substituted curly kale. 1 large bunch of green chard (about 13 ounces) 2 […]

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Baked Doughnuts Three Ways

January 15, 2018 Desserts

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      This old-fashioned cake doughnut recipe from King Arthur Flour changes from the traditional deep-fried version to baked-in-the-oven version. Use a doughnut pan to easily create this recipe, which gives you the choice to top with toasted coconut, cinnamon, or powdered-sugar chocolate chip.         1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup vegetable […]

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Berry, Banana & Oatmeal Smoothie

January 6, 2018 Beverages

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Start your day off on a tasty — and healthy – note with this delicious and filling smoothie. Use whichever type of berries you have in your kitchen — strawberry, blueberry or raspberry! 1 cup coconut milk (or other milk) 3/4 to 1 cup of small berries; 5-10 strawberries 1 large frozen banana, cut in […]

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Sweet Toasted Pecans

December 22, 2017 Appetizers

A delicious treat for the holidays.

This quick and easy recipe will be a hit with family and friends. WARNING: The are addictive! 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 1 lb pecans 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add pecans and […]

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Mincemeat Pie

December 18, 2017 Desserts

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In Britain, the Mince Pie is a miniature pie that is typically made with a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, apples, suet, spices, lemon juice vinegar and brandy. Here, our tradition is to make it larger — and Grandma Gorman always made the mincemeat pie for us during holiday season — without the ‘meat.’ I […]

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Chocolate Truffles

December 17, 2017 Candy/Confections

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A great hostess gift for the holidays, but be sure to make a double batch, you’ll want some around your house to nibble on. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups double chocolate chips 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Coating: 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or shredded coconut.   Bring the cream to […]

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Magic Carpet Cookies

December 15, 2017 Christmas

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My brother and I would eat these as fast as Mom could make them. Magic Carpet Cookies continue to be a favorite holiday tradition for us, several decades later!   1 cup soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 egg 3 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. […]

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