September 2011

Herb and Wine Baked Halibut

September 22, 2011

If I were to tell you that it’s only been in the past couple months that I’ve come to love lemon and seafood – would you still love me? I mean, it could just be a hypothetical question – but still.  Would you love me?  Alas I cannot tell a lie, it’s true.  I like […]

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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

September 21, 2011

I’m going to go out on a limb here and admit that I still like canned pears better than fresh ones.  That is unless you’re boiling said pears in wine and sugar.  Then those are better. I know, I know – who really likes canned food better than fresh?  See, the thing is we grew […]

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A New Favorite Thing

September 20, 2011

Sarah’s Sea Salt is one of those things that I didn’t really know what to do with at first.  My mother-in-law loves to add it to oils for dipping and has tried most all of the flavors, but for whatever reason I was still at a loss.  I don’t know why – I love flavored […]

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Farfalle with Lemon Ricotta Cream Sauce

September 20, 2011

This weekend Ina Garten made crispy chocolate chip cookies and Nate declared his unadulterated dislike for her yet again. This weekend I also watched Ina Garten make a pasta dish with a lemon cream sauce and I declared my everlasting love yet again. She roasts chicken on the bone.  She makes a cream sauce with […]

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Applesauce Cake with Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze

September 19, 2011

CAKE. Who doesn’t love a great slice of cake for breakfast in the morning?  Or for a mid-morning or afternoon snack?  Or as the main course for lunch or dinner?  Come on guys, I know I can’t be the only one.  What if I told you that cake had a nice little bourbon glaze going […]

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Grilled Cheese with Ham, Fig, and Arugula

September 16, 2011

I just had a brain fart on how to spell ‘arugula.’  My birthday is in 2 weeks.  I’m getting old. I tell you what, I have been dreaming of grilled cheese for some time now.  Really GOOD grilled cheese with awesome bread, griddled with real butter, on awesome bread.  And maybe a little meat because, […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese Polenta

September 15, 2011

And that, my friends, is what you call a title. Yesterday when I was dreaming up what I wanted for dinner my mind kept returning again and again to a recipe that I tried 4 years ago from Eating Well magazine.  I remember it very clearly:  it was right after I mocked my sister for […]

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Cheesy Baked Spinach and Sausage Pasta

September 14, 2011

I love trying new noodles. Is anyone else with me on this?  There’s something about a new noodle shape that I find akin to a new pair of shoes.  OK, that’s taking a little too far – new shoes are pretty awesome.  Maybe closer to trying a new hair product?  Exciting and full of promise, […]

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The Truth

September 13, 2011

The truth is that I would love more than anything if y’all would enter this giveaway by a company I fully support and love!  Oh, and please ignore my awkwardness.  Yowzers The truth is that last night we got in so late from a photo shoot that it was hard for me to keep my […]

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Simple Plumberry Oatmeal

September 12, 2011

If you guys hadn’t heard by now I kind of don’t like oatmeal. Except for when I love it.  And crave it.  And this weekend?  I craved it.   Here’s the thing though…I didn’t make it.  Instead I made eggs and bacon and cranberry-orange muffins.  And dreamt of oatmeal the whole time I was eating […]

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