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Waldorf Salad (no recipe required!)

Whenever I see celery in the refrigerator, I think Waldorf Salad. Crunchy, healthy and supremely flexible, it’s just what I needed for lunch today. There’s no recipe required, really. The ingredients and quantities are flexible. Combine salad ingredients in one bowl. Mix your dressing in another. Mix them to combine. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Gingerbread (Quick Bread)

I’ve been pulling out my favorite Christmas cookie recipes in preparation for a baking frenzy.

This morning, I noticed (as if the universe intended it) my recipe for Old Time Gingersnaps sitting on top of my Banana Nut Quick Bread recipe and thought – *magic.* I took the best of both and gave it a whirl. This loaf combines all of the warm spices and molasses goodness of gingersnaps with the reliable, moist crumb of banana bread. I hope you love it, too.

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Pumpkin Maple Muffins

These muffins are worthy of that last can of pumpkin sitting in your cupboard! I found this recipe on the New York Times Cooking website. After reading the comments, I decided to cut the brown sugar and maple syrup in half – with great success! The muffins are sweet, but not overly so, allowing for the caramel notes from the browned butter to shine. Next time, I may add chocolate chips, a crumble on top, or a little cayenne to the batter. Because, there WILL be a next time…

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

It’s been a minute since I posted here. Actually, more like 7 months. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, I went to volunteer at World Central Kitchen, got hired as a contractor, and have been cooking as a member of their Chef Relief Team. By October, we had prepared over 900,000 meals for front-line workers and members of our community in need. I met some very special people. We made a lot of great food and even better memories. But, enough about me…

Let’s talk Curried Sweet Potato Soup. Find the recipe here.

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Navigating the Winter Farmers’ Market

The winter produce scene is not nearly as bleak as some may think. Our global economy ensures that most markets have a variety of fresh produce available all year long. However, if you are trying to cook seasonally and locally, you will certainly be bound by a narrower list of ingredients then you enjoyed all […]

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Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings I have subbed butternut squash for the sweet potato – pumpkin too! Roasting time depends on how large you cut your pieces of squash, so check frequently. Whatever you do, don’t skip the mint. Ingredients: 3/4 cup green lentils 2 cups sweet potato, small dice 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon […]

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Weeknight Sweet Potato Pot Pie

This is an old favorite worth sharing again. Having made it today, I am reminded how simple and hearty it is and how perfect it is for back to school/work/practice weeknights. Add a green salad and you are at the table in no time. Or, make the filling in the morning before work, or on the weekend, and then top it with puff pastry and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat. Simple and so satisfying.

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Weeknight Sheet Pan Pizza

Pizza is one of those things, like quiche and quinoa, that I consider the perfect platform for cleaning out the veggie drawer, using up odd bits of cheese, and other oddballs including pesto, chipotle purée, leftover cooked meat, bacon, pancetta, fresh herbs – you name it. And yes, I consider it a weeknight meal. Here’s how!

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