Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cherry Almond Tart

So, I made these cookie bars for the holidays. They were good, but the crust was INCREDIBLE – so much so that I have some crumbs stashed in the freezer to sprinkle on ice cream (YUM!). Thinking about that tasty, … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Tacos

I was looking for a gluten-free appetizer to balance things out on game night, and this looked perfect – sweet potato slices roasted in the oven, first in a bit of oil, and then tossed with a combination of chili … Continue reading

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Sautéed Spinach

I made this tasty, tasty dish to use as a layer for Lasagna a la Française last week, but it really is good enough to stand on it’s own. I always hated spinach growing up, probably because my mom would … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Again?

Yup. Way back last April, I posted about Alton Brown’s method and recipe for pot roast – loved the method, not the recipe so much. Well, fast forward almost a year, and I found myself with a lovely chuck roast … Continue reading

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Honey-Mustard Glazed Green Beans

I’ve had this recipe banging around my ‘to try’ file for so long I can’t recall where I found it. A quick search o’ the usual suspects came up nada; and a turn to da Google gave me a hit … Continue reading

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The contessa’s Pound Cake

I have to say, this is a nice pound cake. Not too, too sweet, not too cake-like, but not really a quick bread, either. I am uncertain as to what the barefoot contessa planned for this, her ‘plain pound cake’ … Continue reading

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Apple Dijon Pork Chops

I had a taste for some cider-brined pork chops, but the larder was sadly lacking in cider. Happily, I’d picked up some organic apple juice on a whim the week before, so I was certain I could come to an … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Salad

SO, I know I basically wrote about this in yesterday’s post, but it was so darned tasty we both had a taste for more (and THIS time, I took pics!). The home made poppy seed dressing is a star, and … Continue reading

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Poppy Seed Dressing

Break out the blender and call your momma! This is ONE. GOOD. DRESSING. We were having some good friends over for a Saturday night dinner – just enough folk to gather comfortably around the dining room table for a meal … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Not quite a whoopie pie – I’d call these tasty little bits o’ goodness a closer relation to the Oatmeal Sammich Cookies from September. I was cruising through the food section at The Huffington Post when I came across this … Continue reading

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