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Our Super Favorite Pumpkin Bread

October 31, 2011

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This is a great recipe—turns out great every time and makes three loaves—so it is handy when you have to take a dessert somewhere.  Kids love this bread.  It is really good with cream cheese. 5 cups flour ¾  tsp baking powder 3 tsp baking soda 2 ¼  tsp salt 1 ½  tsp cinnamon 1 […]

Caponata, Italian Eggplant Appetizer

September 26, 2011

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My friend Jeff, who is a gardening superhero, brought me some lovely Japanese eggplant.  I love Japanese eggplant.  You can use it as-is,instead of “sweating” like regular eggplant.  I had been hoping for some eggplant to drop in my lap so I could try out this delicious Sicilian appetizer we had while in Italy. You […]

Okonomiyaki, or “Osaka Pancakes”

September 25, 2011

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My husband used to make these for us a while back but we forgot about them for a while.  Do you ever do that?  Forget completely about recipes or food you used to eat?  Well, thankfully, my husband remembered these and he made these for dinner tonight.  He lived in Japan for two years while […]

Sweet Onion Tart

September 9, 2011

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I have been making these tarts ever since I got back from Italy, where I had several similar concoctions.  This is an easy and absolutely delicious appetizer.  If you are going to make these for a crowd of more than 6, I would make two.  They get gobbled up fast! The base of this tart […]

Naan: Indian Flat Bread

September 3, 2011

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Soft, chewy, flavorful. Perfect for sopping up curries and other flavorful sauces. Not something to whip up if you need to eat in 30 minutes. But so worth it if you have the time. This is an unusual bread for many reasons.  First, is rises very slowly over a long period of time.  Second, you […]

Caprese Bruschetta

September 2, 2011

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Bruschetta is one of those things whose name and function have been a little skewed in the US.  In Italy, bruschetta is any toasted bread topped with any topping.  In the US, you can find “bruschetta” at Costco and the like, and is usually a tomato-basil mixture or olive/caper concoction.  So it is realted, but […]

Trail Mix Cookies

September 1, 2011

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These are a version of Paula Dean’s “Monster Cookie.”  I reduced the sugar and added trail mix.  These are a great hiking cookie, or after school snack.  Still high in fat, but whole grain and full of protein.  I was introduced to these by my friend Emily….she puts M & M  in them which is […]

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

August 30, 2011

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I got this recipe from my dear friend Blondie, and since then, we make this several times a month.  The only thing that prevents us from making these is a lack of over-ripe bananas on hand.  Sometimes we eat through the whole bunch before they are ripe enough!  Blondie also gave me another great idea: […]

Cheddar Pepper Muffins

August 30, 2011

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These are savory muffins which is such a nice change from the typical sweet muffin.  I think they are lovely with soup.  The muffin top is especially delicious with all the browned cheese.  My kids all love this muffin.  Some kids are bothered by pepper; if so, you could reduce the pepper in the recipe. […]

Warm Artichoke Dip

August 18, 2011

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I LOVE artichoke dip.  I just can’t get over the warm, gooey, flavorful mass spread on a cracker.  YUM!  Here is a recipe I created. 2 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, rinsed and coarsely chopped 1 c. sour cream (can use lite) 1 c. mayo (I use the Kraft Olive Oil/lite kind) 2 tsp. refrigerated […]