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SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD W/BROWN BUTTER VINAIGRETTE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”28607140″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – “How To Tame Lions” by Washington The Professor and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last month; and while we don’t normally celebrate the usual ‘Hallmark greeting card’ days like Valentine’s day et al, we do plan something special for our anniversary. […]

KIMCHI BRUSSEL SPROUTS

Oh Kimchi, where have you been all my life??! Living in the Midwest doesn’t allow for many ‘international’ choices on the food front; and even though I spent most of my early years on the West Coast, I have to admit Kimchi was no where on my radar – the pungent […]

MIXED NUTS MOLE

The Professor and I have been participating in the Verizon Midwest Savvy Gourmet program since June and we’ve had a blast testing a few of the products they offer – specifically the Motorola XYBoard and the LG Intuition. Both are fun to use, but more importantly, both are powerful workhorses […]

POTATO CHOWDER

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”34186306″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of being a singer – on Broadway or as a solo artist, ala Barbra Streisand, my hero at the time. I was singing at 18 months […]

SIMPLY ROASTED SWEET PEPPERS WITH CHERRY TOMATOES

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”35788936″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – A Face To Call Home by John Mayer Even though summer isn’t officially over until September 21st and warmer temperatures still prevail, fall is in the air. Can you feel it? I do. Darkness comes earlier in the evening, crickets ‘cricket’ and […]

ZA’ATAR-SPICED BEET DIP

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”36133273″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Multiply by Jamie Lidell There are two kinds of ‘beet’ camp – lover or hater . . . there just doesn’t appear to be an ‘in between’ . . . and we fall squarely in the lover camp. I must admit that […]

PICKLED BEETS AND POTLUCKS

When I first moved to the Midwest I kept hearing the term ‘pitch-in’ and wasn’t quite sure what that meant; it didn’t take me long before I realized it was just another word for ‘potluck’.

GLUTEN-FREE FENNEL TART

I have been a ‘pie girl’ for as long as I can remember; my choice of birthday treat was almost always a cherry pie – except those times when I requested Angel Food cake – primarily because I thought maybe eating Angel Food cake would make me more . . […]

RED CURRY GLAZED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH COCONUT RICE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”30568784″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – The Name Game by Shirley Ellis We met in a somewhat unorthodox way. Cheryl was a panelist at a conference and I happen to sit in on her session about writing; funny, smart and articulate, I was an instant fan. Later in […]

NANCY SILVERTON’S GNOCCHI WITH TOMATO SAUCE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”27007455″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Sway by Michael Bublé Remember this post at the beginning of 2012? The one in which I said I would challenge myself to try and master a few new recipes and/or techniques? I really should have added gnocchi to that list but […]

RAW ASPARAGUS SALAD

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=35115137 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Oliver’s Twist by Chris Standring I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for the perfect brunch items to add to my table – and with several holidays happening during the Spring months, brunch is our favorite way to entertain family […]