GLUTEN-FREE RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SPOON FRUIT

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It all started with meatballs and a piece written by an extroverted freelance writer with a desire to gather friends, family and strangers around her table and to share food and build community. ‘Friday Night Meatballs‘ became a movement of sorts and Facebook exploded with people who wanted to create their own Friday Night experiences. We really liked the concept too and while […]

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52 sundays; february 8, 2015

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QUESO DIP WITH PICO DE GALLO

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Deflate-gate, the unexpected and sudden loss of a beloved member of our food community and the snowpocalypse that wasn’t (at least in New York) – it’s not a stretch to say that it’s been a roller-coaster couple of weeks. I had planned to post this recipe much sooner in the month but sometimes life happens and […]

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52 sundays; january 18, 2015

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It’s a gray day here in the Midwest and I find myself pulling inward, desiring to get quiet and create – to write, to try a new recipe, to paint a wall. It’s hard work as I’m a perfectionist, always picking apart my work, always comparing, always believing someone else can do it better – […]

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SHAKSHUKA

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Some Sunday mornings The Professor and I attend a country church just across the street from our house; some Sunday mornings we sleep late, wake slowly, have random conversations while still in bed. And because it’s winter here in the Midwest, I usually start the conversation something like this: ‘Did you sleep well?’ ‘Yes; how about […]

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UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLL SOUP

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It snowed last night – the first real snow of the winter with six or seven inches of the frozen white stuff on the ground; I laughed out loud when local friends posted photos on Facebook showing completely bare shelves where bread was once stacked - ditto for milk. Newsflash people: we live in the Midwest – […]

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52 sundays; january 4, 2015

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I didn’t understand the ‘macaron craze’ for a very long time – didn’t quite get the obsession of a baked meringue cookie with, what I thought, was a filling similar to an oreo cookie. Then a few years ago on our way home from a trip to Italy, we traveled through the Charles de Gaulle […]

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GLUTEN-FREE BBQ PORK CAST-IRON SKILLET PIZZA

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As I’m certain is true for most of the U.S., we like pizza in this house and in fact, have pizza at least once a week at the old Smith Bites Homestead. And while we adore a sourdough or yeasted gluten-free crust, there are times when I don’t have dough ready to go when the […]

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GLUTEN-FREE TIRAMISU BUCHE DE NOEL

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I have dreamed, thought, considered, planned – whatever verb you choose – to bake a Buche de Noel for many, many years; always deciding that baking one would be far too much work, far too complicated and far out of my reach in terms of decorating something that fancy. In other words, fear of failure […]

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PORK TENDERLOIN WITH HONEY-MUSTARD GLAZE AND A GIVEAWAY

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Oh you guys – we don’t do many giveaways, but have we got a giveaway for you!!! Our friends at Sabra contacted us to see if we’d be interested in hosting a giveaway for a Big Green Egg – and of course we said yes!!! 

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GLUTEN-FREE, HAM, CHEESE AND SCALLION BISCUITS

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It’s the day before Thanksgiving and while the family celebration will not be in our home this year, we still find ourselves in the kitchen baking; I guess some habits are hard to break. My family is spread out all over the United States from one coast to the other and a few States in between […]

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