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Honeyed Asparagus, Shallot and Kale Salad

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Aaaahhh, the sun is glorious right now in Denver!  Warmer weather puts me in the mood for salads.  I get bored pretty quickly with the standard salad fare.  Lucky for me, my friend Cristy, gave me a beautiful cookbook, Pascale … Continue reading

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Stuffed Rolls with Potato, Kale and Mushrooms

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Do you ever eat foods where you think, “Oh good lord, *everything* I love is in this one bite?” And when this happens, it feels like the ultimate win, right? This is exactly how I feel about these Stuffed Rolls … Continue reading

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Cranberry Relish

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Every family has it’s own Thanksgiving customs, and one of my family’s traditions comes straight from another family – NPR commentator Susan Stamberg. Every year, Susan tells the story of her mother-in-law’s cranberry relish, and every year, it’s on our … Continue reading

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Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Rice, Kale, and Cheese

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Halloween is obviously over, but we are NOT done with pumpkins! Clearly, we still have pies ahead of us at Thanksgiving and I firmly believe that we should continue to honor the hearty squash by utilizing it to its fullest … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fries

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I felt like fries yesterday.  Recently, I have not been eating as wholesome as I normally do so in an effort to satisfy this craving and feel good about my food choice, I made these fries.  They were more than … Continue reading

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Pan Seared Zucchini

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It’s possible this is my most non-recipe recipe I’ve put on the blog, but this zucchini “technique” is by far my favorite way to prep the veggie and how we eat it most frequently. When I told Brandon it was … Continue reading

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Sweet Olathe Cornbread

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For the final 9 x 13 pan recipe for this month, I thought I would end July with an out-of-this-world cornbread recipe.  I know what most of you are thinking, meh cornbread, I can take it or leave it.  No.  … Continue reading

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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    After perusing Gourmet Sweet Botanicals I couldn’t resist purchasing their squash blossoms!  One of my fondest memories of visiting Italy 5 years ago, was visiting an open-air market near the Vatican and seeing all of the zucchini for … Continue reading

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Colcannon

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 Last spring, I travelled to Dallas for my job – usually I’m not crazy about trips for work; it’s fine, but I often find myself in my hotel room at the end of the day, unsure what to do with myself … Continue reading

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Potato Kugel

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 When Strudel suggested a potato-themed March, I wasn’t quite sure what do to with myself. My love of the tuber is powerful (never get in the way of me and french fries) but beyond a modified version of this lovely … Continue reading

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