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A writer and home cook with a passion for connecting family and friends with healthy, delicious food.
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7 Drive Me Crazy Food Foibles

I try not to sweat the small stuff and in the overall scheme of things, this qualifies. Even still, I felt the need to pour a cup of coffee and vent a bit. It was the Jan/Feb issue of Saveur that brought this make-me-crazy rant to the forefront, which is probably old news to you by […]

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Keeping The Feast: Book Review

All food, all the time, that’s my motto. These last months have seemed saturated with food, either for the cookbook or the string of birthdays and holidays of late. Cooking magazines have begun to take up residence on the coffee table, hoping to be freed from their plastic shroud before another season slips away. My habit […]

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Huevos Rancheros: Start Cinco de Mayo Deliciously

There are two menu items at the top of my list when we step out for breakfast—Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros—and it is forever a tussle to decide. (It helps when Matt orders one, that way I score both.) Would you believe this is the first time I’ve ever made Huevos Rancheros at home? Somewhere in […]

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Grilled Vegetable Medley

As fickle as it can be, spring has decided to stay so there is more sunshine to enjoy with only a few rainy/snowy days sprinkled here than there. This past weekend we took advantage and headed to Garden of the Gods for a hike. I never tire of its rugged beauty.   While we’re not quite […]

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So You Want to Write a Cookbook

I’m not the first and certainly won’t be the last to memorialize a writing experience, by well, writing about it. I have dreamed of writing a cookbook for years. Most of my adult life. The promise of printing a cookbook from a list of collected recipes was one of the reasons I purchased the software […]

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Pear & Goat Cheese Appetizer: Easy and Elegant

It was Valentine’s Day, and instead of wrangling a reservation in a cramped restaurant we spent time planning a menu, shopping, and cooking together. We were in search of fresh figs for our appetizer which were woefully out of season. It’s hard to beat the enchantment of figs for indulging in simple pleasures. But alas, there were no figs. […]

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Hoisin-Sesame Asparagus

It would seem there is a longing for spring, unlike any other season. Not necessarily everyone’s favorite if asked, but for those weary of winter, every peek of green inspires hope. The first kiss of sun’s warmth on cheeks, new song on bird’s beak, cheerful daffodils—it is absolutely glorious! In our yard, the Iris and tulips break […]

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Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Lately, I’ve been cooking like my hair is on fire. I have a self-imposed deadline of March 31 to finish writing my first cookbook, even if it kills me. (If you don’t hear from me in April, that’s why.) In the midst of proofing recipes for the book, a friend was looking for ways to replace or […]

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In My Kitchen ~ March 2015

In my kitchen … is the window over my sink, telling the story of each season. As the snow began to melt from the roof, the icicles crept into view, glistening as the evening sun casts long shadows over the yard. You can see the cobalt blue bird bath we placed beneath the birdhouses. It’s doing its […]

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Meatloaf with Sweetly-Spiced Glaze: Comfort is King

Growing up, meatloaf wasn’t the comfort food it is for me today. It was more like dreaded food because the massive chunks of onion were never pleasant for a kid who hated onions (mostly because of the texture). Dinnertime wasn’t the time for nonsense at our house, so I was usually in trouble by the time […]

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