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Wild Rice StewWild Rice Stew My husband loves wild rice, and I love fresh vegetable, and since the weather is unseasonably cool, I decided a hearty stew was in order. This was amazing. Thick, rich, and completely satisfying!

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Chicken-roni with AvocadoChicken-roni with Avocado This was based on a dish my mother used to make. It's become a comfort meal for us and a favorite of my husband. It's a fusion of flavors from savory chicken with rice & pasta, to the creamy coolness of diced avocado and the spicy zest of the salsa. This is a hearty dish that satisfies!

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Garam MasalaGaram Masala I have a kitchen full of wonderful whole spices. Ever since I got a good spice grinder, I've been a snob about pre-ground spices. If you haven't tried fresh ground cinnamon, you're cheating yourself. So, when I wanted the flavor of Garam Masala, I toasted the whole herbs and ground my own. The house smelled spectacular!

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Lamb in Acorn SquashLamb in Acorn Squash This popped into my head as I meandered through the farmer's market the other week. The flavors kept crossing my mind until I finally had to give it a try. It really turned out to be very flavorful, the spices, lamb and squash are naturals together!

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Jalapeno Chicken StewJalapeno Chicken Stew Today we bundled up, stoked the fire, and prepared for what they promised would be the ice and snow storm of winter. With some foresight, my husband and I made the excursion to the local farmer's market for root vegetables and chickens. We also found a woman selling Amish made pasta called Pot Pie Pasta. They were thick and square cut and made me want to create a thick chicken stew to showcase them. Among the stands of vegetables, we found a basket of firm, plump jalapeno peppers, carrots and sweet onions. We also nabbed a late season sweet potato that had to have easily weighed 2 lbs. A plan was coming together! A loaf of Challah and we were set!

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Recent Recipes

Oven Popover (Dutch Baby)

Oven Popover (Dutch Baby)

Comments (0) | January 08, 2012

This is my family’s favorite breakfast dish. I love it because it’s quick to prepare, isn’t very messy, I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and it tastes outrageously delicious.

Wild Rice Stew

Wild Rice Stew

Comments (0) | September 16, 2011

My husband loves wild rice, and I love fresh vegetable, and since the weather is unseasonably cool, I decided a hearty stew was in order. This was amazing. Thick, rich, and completely satisfying!

Chicken-roni with Avocado

Chicken-roni with Avocado

Comments (0) | April 05, 2011

This was based on a dish my mother used to make. It’s become a comfort meal for us and a favorite of my husband. It’s a fusion of flavors from savory chicken with rice & pasta, to the creamy coolness of diced avocado and the spicy zest of the salsa. This is a hearty dish that satisfies!

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

Comments (1) | September 26, 2010

I have a kitchen full of wonderful whole spices. Ever since I got a good spice grinder, I’ve been a snob about pre-ground spices. If you haven’t tried fresh ground cinnamon, you’re cheating yourself. So, when I wanted the flavor of Garam Masala, I toasted the whole herbs and ground my own. The house smelled spectacular!

Cream of AWESOME soup

Cream of AWESOME soup

Comments (0) | September 08, 2010

I love shopping at the farmer’s market. It’s inspiring and I find myself gathering ingredients to make particular dishes on the fly. This time the leeks were succulent, the asparagus tender, and the mushrooms golden. That’s how this recipe was born.

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

Comments (0) | July 18, 2010

Having bought a case of California peaches and enjoying fruit so perfectly ripe that I had to eat them over the sink for all their delicious juices, I wanted to experiment with the flavor. The local farmer’s market supplied me additional flavor components. My husband does not care for eating raw fruit, much to my chagrin. When he came home from work the day I made this sauce, he remarked how delicious it smelled. I put some chicken on the grill and did a final baste with this BBQ sauce and waited for his reaction. His reaction is what all cooks dream of, and he didn’t even flinch when I told him the base was my beloved ripe peaches!

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

Comments (0) | October 23, 2009

Very simple, very filling, nice and thick. What really makes this soup something special are the Middle Eastern spices along with a generous amount of lemon. It’s not a lemon flavored soup at all. The lemon adds this amazing brightness to the flavor and makes the entire taste palette pop.

Lamb in Acorn Squash

Lamb in Acorn Squash

Comments (0) | September 25, 2009

This popped into my head as I meandered through the farmer’s market the other week. The flavors kept crossing my mind until I finally had to give it a try. It really turned out to be very flavorful, the spices, lamb and squash are naturals together!

Rice with Roni!

Rice with Roni!

Comments (0) | June 04, 2009

We enjoy middle eastern food, particularly lamb with hummous. The rice dishes we get at these restaurants frequently have the most delicious rice side dish. I had a taste for the rice, so I set out to try and make it. What I ended up with was essentially Rice-a-roni, only better because I got to control the ingredients and the sodium levels. My husband, who normally thinks it’s too much work to reinvent the culinary wheel thought that I had jazzed up the basic chicken Rice-a-roni and made it better. He is now a believer!

Strawberry Margarita Bundt Cake

Strawberry Margarita Bundt Cake

Comments (0) | April 07, 2009

This was the most amazing cake I’ve ever created. It was delicious and beautiful. It really tastes like a decadent top shelf strawberry margarita! This recipe is specifically designed for a large bundt pan. Before you decide to substitute anything, try to make this as true to this recipe as you can. It’s really amazing.