About Judy Purcell

A writer and home cook with a passion for connecting family and friends with healthy, delicious food.
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Brunch Muffins

A few weeks ago, I was asked to bring muffins to a baby shower brunch for my dear friend’s daughter. It is such an honor to be part of these special occasions with lifelong friends and helping to make it happen. When your friend’s kids are having kids, the joy extends beyond the excitement for the new parents to your friends—the […]

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Summer Gatherings and Skirt Steak Tacos

Glancing into the backyard all that remained from our barbecue was a full heart and a deck scattered with tables and chairs like a restaurant patio. Few leftovers marked the occasion of friends gathered around tables under a stormy sky. Yes, rain. Ugh. I’m not even sure how many times we hauled cushions back and forth. Finally, […]

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Summer Refuge

In May, just about the time everyone was ready to plunk their plants in the ground, we had an awful hail storm. Devastating, in fact, to anyone or any nursery with unprotected plants and Lowe’s was one of them. Some nurseries simply discarded the damaged plants and filed an insurance claim, but Lowe’s put them […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Ice Cream

Father’s Day at our house means red meat on the grill and something chocolate for dessert. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Ice Cream was the request to conclude Sunday’s man feast and we were happy to oblige. Last summer I picked up a Cuisinart ice cream maker at Costco for times such as these. Yes, this recipe requires […]

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Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos

Cedar Grilled Chicken-Stuffed Poblanos has been in my recipe folder waiting to be shared for a year. No kidding. I first made it last summer, but since I was moving at a snails pace, by the time it was proofed and ready for posting winter set in and grilling season had passed. Now that sandals and sunbathing are […]

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Recovered Life and Juiced Greens Recipe

I still get emotional when I think about it, what life was like just two months ago and now. My brain works again. I can actively participate in conversation. Walk miles. Savor what I’m eating. Fit into most of my clothes. Dream about the future. Feel inspired. Ruminating with recipe ideas again feels so good! Realizing all that I […]

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Guest Post by Barb at Just a Smidgen: Spicy Mexican Taco Bites

Our guest today is Barb, a.k.a. Smidge, at Just a Smidgen Barb writes an eloquent and elegant blog—I promise you, a single visit will bring beauty to your world. Decor, recipes, DIY projects, photography, and poetry are all woven with a common theme of intentionally celebrating everything beautiful in life. You will recognize her passion for […]

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Guest Post by John, from the Bartolini kitchens: Ramps Pesto

Our guest today is John at from the Bartolini kitchens  John’s engaging stories and shared family recipes are like reading a letter from a friend. I rarely sit down to read his posts without coffee in hand, just to remind myself to linger. I have often thought how fun it would be to step into his […]

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Guest Post by MJ at MJ’s Kitchen: Beans, Bacon and Chipotle

Our guest today is MJ at MJ’s Kitchen MJ can make chiles 10 ways from Sunday, she has a real flair for Southwest cooking. Don’t think everything she makes is spicy, her thoughtfully crafted recipes emphasis the unique flavor and nuance of chiles, not just heat. While she enjoys a wide variety of local chiles […]

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Guest Post by Linda at Savoring Every Bite: Carrot Beet Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

Brief health update: Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers! Today I am two weeks post-surgery and recovering remarkably well. We had he best possible outcome, minimal disturbance to my pancreas removing the tumor, and my blood sugar is normal—yay!—God answered prayer at every step. There are several weeks of healing still ahead, but […]

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