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Miso Ginger Salmon with Medley of Roasted Winter Vegetables

Miso Ginger Salmon with Medley of Roasted Winter Vegetables

The holiday season is a horrible time to go on a healthy eating kick. Temptation lurks around every corner and there are an amazing number of opportunities to celebrate the season by sharing comfort food with friends. And yet, between giving myself a ramp up in my running again and mixing strength training back into…

Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Crostini Bites

Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin Crostini Bites

We’re only halfway through September and pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks already. Pumpkins and hay bales and gorgeous yellow and orange mums outside our local market. Little decorative gourds, loads of squash, pumpkin ales, and all the rest, all celebrating fall. The problem is that we just aren’t feeling it. I don’t like PSLs….

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Risotto is one of those kitchen staples that, once you know how to make it, you can run endless variations on it for a fairly easy and yet elegant and delicious dish. The basic ingredient formula is pretty simple – 3-4 cups stock, 1 1/2 cup arborio rice, garlic, shallot, a little butter or olive…

Arugula White Pizza with Prosciutto and Honey

Arugula White Pizza with Prosciutto and Honey

I love tinkering with pizza recipes. Not the dough, though. I have a tried and true pizza dough recipe that I come back to every time, and every time I make it, it’s awesome. It’s one of the great constants in my universe. But no matter how constant the dough is, you can put any…

Butternut Squash Bisque, Curried + Spiced!

Butternut Squash Bisque, Curried + Spiced!

One of the things I both love and hate about winter is the large variety of comfort food available everywhere, including in my kitchen. Pan-seared spiced lamb, cottage pie, chili, and just about every Italian pasta comfort dish you can imagine. And in a house with two dedicated foodies, one of which has put in…

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

It’s good to be home. Especially when it’s just that damn time of year and you’re sitting on the plane home and your throat starts feeling scratchy and your lymph nodes swell up and you’re surprised as all get-out but you’re giving your husband your glass of wine because you just can’t swallow it, and…

Maple Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Maple Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes

The more I learn about Virginia, the more I have my doubts about the food served at the “original” Thanksgiving. Massachusetts’ pilgrims weren’t the first to break bread with the first Americans in a Thanksgiving type feast. For that matter, the Native American tribes were first – harvest gatherings were a huge part of their…

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

It’s fall and everything everywhere foodie-wise seems to be all about apples and pumpkins! I’m all about that. They are two of my very favorite things to cook. But I have to navigate a rather stubborn obstacle in the house when it comes to setting up my menu – my husband. I love the man…

Sweet Potato Wedges with Sweet Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Wedges with Sweet Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

I paired yesterday’s teriyaki burgers up with an epic side, based on some of the best bar food I ever tried on my trip to Portland. The Deschutes Brewery Pub offers some terrific food options, but one of the things I fell in love with was their spicy sweet potato wedges and the aioli dipping…

Gruyere Scalloped Sweet-Potato Stacks

Gruyere Scalloped Sweet-Potato Stacks

There’s not much I love than gathering a bunch of people around a table and sharing good food and fellowship together. We’ve got space for four {five if we squish} at our breakfast bar right now, space for a couple more at the bistro table, and we can sit a couple on the couch –…

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