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Nicoise Salad with (my favorite) Lemon, Ginger & Sesame Dressing

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   Many years back – when Brandon and I still lived in Denver – we flew to Washington for the holidays. We met up with Brandon’s sister, Brianna, at the airport (she’d just flown in from Texas) and together we rented … Continue reading

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Yak and Zoodles

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Strudel and I decided “go-to” meals would be fun this month.  When I think of “go-to” meals I think of simple.  I spend part of my Sundays prepping food for the week, this way when I come home from work … Continue reading

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Simple Marinara Sauce

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   When I was in junior high and high school, my parents had a rule that my brothers and I were each required to make dinner for the family once a week. They said it was so we would learn … Continue reading

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Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

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For reasons entirely inexplicable to me, I only started cooking with quinoa within the last few weeks. Certainly, it’s everywhere, and I’ve read about a million quinoa-related recipes; but, for whatever lazy reasons I have, that never translated into actually the … Continue reading

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Blue Corn Waffle Tacos

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I was recently inspired to make these when I drooled over the May issue of the Food Network magazine.  I love this magazine.  They always have great recipes and ideas.  If you haven’t checked it out, give it a try.  … Continue reading

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Herby Zucchini & Butternut Squash Risotto (with Parmesan)

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Hi Everybody!   I have nothing cute to say about why I’ve been on a blogging sabbatical, I just have been. Laziness or something. Which is a shame, because it’s been a great summer – lots of time in my … Continue reading

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Kale and Gruyere Tart with Cornmeal Millet Crust

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  After reading Streusel’s blog post about her Walnut Cheese Spread, I’ve never felt so distant from my friend. First of all – she’s not drinking wine?! I’m all about cutting back on vices, but this seems like an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Elk Barley Pilaf

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  It’s elk hunting season in Colorado!  We are so fortunate here to live amongst this majestic creature.  If you’ve never heard an elk bugle while your setting up camp in the mountains, add it to your bucket list!   … Continue reading

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Kasespatzle with Bacon

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  Just in time for Oktoberfest here’s a traditional German food to enjoy with all that beer!   My German neighbor, Inge, from a village near Heidelberg, taught me how to make this a few months ago.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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Turkey and Vegetable Cobbler

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  You already know how much I love the Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, right?   Well, as the weather starts to cool off at night here in Colorado, I’m back in the mood to bake something hearty and … Continue reading

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