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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LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP

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The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult. As an adult, I want time to stand still so I can catch my breath for just […]

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MRS. WHEELBARROW’S WHOLE-CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SAUCE

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It snowed last night; not much in terms of what’s on the ground – less than 3-inches of the white stuff. Today the sun bounces off the glistening white; I see the tall, now bare trees, swaying in the wind and every once in a while a gust tosses the powder-sugar-like stuff from our roof […]

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TWICED-BAKED POTATO JACKETS WITH ROSEMARY

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The Professor has been in LA at a college-related workshop all week and while I’ve missed him, I also know he’s had a great time; so far, the group has visited the Dancing With Stars set to watch this week’s live performances as well as a trip to the DreamWorks studio. They weren’t allowed to take […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SMOKED TURKEY BREAST AND WILD RICE SOUP

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Last month I traveled to Italy for a week at another Jovial Culinary Getaway; I attended as a guest this time versus working as a photographer and videographer – and I traveled sans The Professor . . . internationally . . . and I lived to tell about it . . . barely.

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