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Recipes salad

ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CHOPPED EGG

I cannot believe a week has passed since we landed in Italy. Our time in Milan and seeing the Expo will absolutely the highlight of our year; it truly is a spectacular event and if you have an opportunity to visit, please don’t miss it.

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beef Gluten-Free Recipes Winter

BEEF STEW WITH HORSERADISH SMASHED POTATOES

It’s mid-winter and while we’ve had one really good snow this season, as I look out my windows today, I see brown grass and bare trees – it all melted when the rains came whipping through a few weekends back. We’ve had a few additional days of snow but nothing really major and the local weather-guessers are saying that temperatures will reach near 40 sometime this week.

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pizza Recipes

HERBED FLATBREAD W/ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS, PROSCUITTO & MORNAY SAUCE

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Musical pairing – Anything You Want (Not That) by Belleruche

We traveled on vacation to Vermont last summer and had a fantastic time. I keep thinking we’ll get around to putting together a video with all the great photos we shot but alas, the summer project turned into a fall project that turned into winter project – you get the picture.

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pasta Recipes

ARUGULA & PARMESAN RAVIOLI PRIMAVERA


Musical pairing – Primavera by Carlos Santana

I don’t know about you, but I am welcoming spring with open arms . . . just wish she’d hurry up and get here . . . and then hang around for a while; we’ve had wide swings in temperatures and record precipitation these past couple of months. When I hit the grocery store this time of year, I am unapologetically giddy at the sight of seasonal strawberries, fresh peas, rows of potted herbs and vibrant green and purple asparagus!

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appetizers Recipes Spring

ASPARAGUS TART


Musical pairing – Celebration by Kool & The Gang

Easter came late this year and Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day all happen this week . . . oh and add college graduations in there and I’d say we have a very full dance card . . .

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eggs Recipes Virginia Willis

SKILLET BAKED EGGS


Musical pairing – The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

This will be one of those short and sweet posts because a couple of months ago, I promised the egg dish to these biscuits and now I’m going to fulfill that promise! If you’ve been reading Smith Bites for a while, you’ll know that we are big, big fans of Virginia Willis and her recipes; in fact, we’re on the list to receive her ‘Southern Saturdays’ by email which is where this particular egg dish comes from.

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Bloomington Bites Recipes soups vegetarian

AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES – SEITAN NOODLE SOUP



Musical pairing – Spring by Tracy Chapman

Hey everyone! Thanks for all the kind and wonderful comments on my posts so far, and your curiosity regarding my lavender hair. Though I’m afraid the dye has faded a bit by now to a more pinkish-magenta tone, here’s a picture nonetheless so you can see for yourself!

Now onto this fabulous soup!

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Gifts Cooks Love Magazines & Cookbooks Recipes Winter

8-HOUR BUTTER-BRAISED ONIONS


Musical pairing – Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Here’s the deal . . . when Virginia Willis says that you need to buy a particular cookbook, pay attention . . . pay close attention and do exactly what she’s telling you to do.  Why? Well, because she’s Virginia Willis and she just knows these things. When she recommended this book, I high-tailed it to my nearest Sur La Table and bought a copy.  Can I just say that Virginia was right?