From the Recipe Box: Blackberry Galette

July 22, 2010

You knew it was coming. After writing about my Grandma’s blackberry cobbler, I had to make it. I went digging through all of my old recipes encrypted on little pieces of paper and I found it. The recipe was tucked away, overlooked, but not forgotten. I smiled when I saw the recipe, because all it […]

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Too Hot to Cook – Grilled Steak Salad

July 16, 2010

It is 100 degrees today with a heat index of 106 – it is too hot to think and definitely too hot to cook. Friday night is our ritualistic night at home.  My husband and I eat in and sip on a glass of wine after a hectic work week. It is early in the […]

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From the Recipe Box: Dessert Crepes

July 14, 2010

In honor of Bastille Day, the French national holiday, here is my favorite recipe for crepes. Bon appetit: 1 ½ cups whole milk 3 large eggs 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons melted butter Add all the ingredients, as listed in order, into a blender. Blend until […]

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From the Recipe Box: Grilled Pineapple

July 3, 2010

The grilling holiday of the summer is here! Hot weather calls for some really cool grilling ideas.  Here is something different to try this holiday and for any other summer grilling event. Grilled Pineapple: Whole pineapple 1 stick, unsalted butter ¼ cup light brown sugar This recipe is delicious! I always use a grilling grid […]

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Summer’s Bounty – Roasted Beets

July 1, 2010

Today is the first day of July and it always reminds me that summer does not last forever. A sad, but true statement, I always seem to quicken my pace just a bit to try to take advantage of the sights and tastes that summer has left to offer. Gardens are at their height of […]

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From the Recipe Box: Turkish Lamb Pizza

June 23, 2010

This is one of my favorite recipes. It comes from Joanne Weir’s cookbook, From Tapas to Meze. Joanne Weir is is a chef, cooking instructor, and James Beard award-winning cookbook author. She is the host of “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class”, a public television show. I met her years ago when she taught a cooking class. […]

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Cinnamon Rolls Must Mean Love

June 13, 2010

I made cinnamon rolls this morning, so today I sit high on the throne of motherhood. My children equate cinnamon rolls with love. The intoxicating aroma of bread, butter and cinnamon baking awakens the senses deep within one’s psyche giving way to feelings of love and adoration.  As my children enjoy these sweet treats, they […]

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From the Recipe Box: Parmesan & Thyme Crackers

May 21, 2010

This is one of my favorite recipes. Whenever I bake these, my children come running from all corners of the house. This recipe comes from the Barefoot Contessa’s Back To Basics cookbook. Ina Garten wrote this book in addition to five other cookbooks.  I have had the pleasure of meeting her and she is truly […]

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From the Recipe Box: Sweet & Salty Goat Cheese

May 5, 2010

This is such a great recipe. No cooking required, just assembling great ingredients is all that is necessary. 1 – 10 ounce log of goat cheese ½ cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds 1/3 – 1/2 cup of honey – I love to use fresh, local honey for this recipe Garnish – mint leaves and assorted […]

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