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Kale or Swiss Chard Fries

    Kale what? Kale fries. Yes, I battered and fried up some kale stems, and they were delicious. So yes, Kale Fries! I usually relegate the stems from all my greens to the compost bin, but in this instance I went for something a little bit different. The stem of greens such as chard, […]

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Kale and Bacon Baked Risotto

    I really enjoy risotto. But I do not make it because I just do not have the time and patience needed to stand and stir for 45 minutes while the arborio rice absorbs the stock. Nope, not this gal. But luckily, you can make a baked risotto that tastes really, really good. I […]

Fall Persimmon Recipes

  Fall means the very short season for fresh persimmons is upon us. Which means its time to make these Fall Persimmon Recipes. Stock up now on fresh persimmons when you see them at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Some persimmons are meant to be eaten like an apple, sliced while still slightly firm. […]

Butter & Scotch Hot Toddy Caramel Corn

    This is a sponsored post from Abrams Books and the Abrams Dinner Party.    Last week I did a very informal poll in a video I made for Instagram about this great new cookbook called Butter & Scotch, named for the actual Brooklyn bar and bakery. I asked my viewers which recipe they […]

Monster Bites

    Halloween is becoming my favorite holiday. No giant meal to prepare, no pressure to buy just the right present and you can dress up any which way you want. And you get candy too. What’s not to love? These crisped rice Monster Bites are what you should really love though.  Easy to make, […]

Spiced Chestnut Soup

    Fall is here and certain flavors are starting to be used in everything from coffee to dish soap. Yes, I am speaking about the omnipresent Pumpkin Spice. It is everywhere. But it is not here. Nope. Not happening on this blog. But I know Fall is about so many other flavors. Like chestnuts. […]

Hatch Chile Meatball Soup

  When it comes to soups, I love mine chunky. Sure, a velvety Potato Leek Soup, or a Spicy Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup have their place, and are welcome on my dinner table. But I do love a soup with pieces of meat and vegetable floating around in the bowl, like this Hatch Chile Meatball Soup. My […]

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Peach Pie Cookie Bars

Rich and gooey, crunchy and sweet.  That is how I describe this Peach Pie Cookie Bar. My blogging buddy and friend Kelly over at Evil Shenanigans asked me to create a dish that was perfect for Summer picnics and pot-lucks using Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Filling. In fact, there are a bunch of us bloggers […]

Chocolate Chip-Coconut Bars

These Chocolate Chip-Coconut Bars are making me happy and my scale rather unhappy! I swear I heard it let out a groan the other day. Or maybe that was just me. . . Oooey, gooey, chocolatey and oh so rich. From the buttery rich base of the cookie, made from the Master Cookie Dough, to […]

Strawberry Nachos

This is one of those posts when I know you all are thinking I have had a break with sanity. Those who know me usually say “Pack light! It’s a short trip!” when I declare in a dramatic fashion that I am going crazy. Well, one man’s crazy is another man’s genius. That large batch […]

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