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Every House Needs a Dressing: Here’s Mine + Salad

Every Summer, my Aunt finds a white wine that she loves, at a reasonable price point, buys a case, and serves it all season. She calls it her “house white wine.” She does the same with a red in the Winter. “House” offerings are standards. They are those reliable libations and recipes upon which one can always count. I feel the same way about my house dressing. I avoid bottled dressings because I’m not looking for reasons to add sugar to my diet. This Champagne Vinaigrette is simple, tangy and a delightful addition to mixed green salads, pasta salads and more. It goes especially well on this Chicken, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad. I hope you like it.

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Butternut Apple Bisque

Yield: 4-6 servings This delightfully simple soup comes together quickly, especially if you purchase pre-cut butternut squash. The trick to making perfectly pureed soups is to not add too much liquid at the beginning – you can always thin the soup but you cannot make it thicker. The other trick is to use a stick blender. If […]

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Broccoli Apple Salad

Yield: 6 servings This simple salad is best if you make it in advance and let it sit for a while, allowing the broccoli and apple to soak up the yummy goodness of the dressing. It’s quick, raw, crunchy, and super satisfying. If you like, you can add some raisins to the mix. Enjoy it as an […]

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Apple Pear Slaw

Yield: 4 small servings This salad does not keep well, so make and serve it immediately. Prepare the dressing, mint and blueberries first. Then grate the apples and pears, toss them with remaining ingredients, and enjoy. The easiest way to make ginger juice is to grate fresh ginger, skin and all, on a box grater. Squeeze the pulp to […]

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Apple and Pear Chips

Yield: 1 apple or pear yields approximately 20 chips This is a simple way to enjoy apple and pear season. If you like, you can sprinkle the fruit chips with cumin or cinnamon prior to baking. Procedure: Heat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick silicone mat or parchment paper. Use a mandolin to make paper-thin […]

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Apple Oven Cake

Yield: 6 servings This tasty little “oven cake” is a lot like an apple dutch pancake – more “egg-y” than “cake-y.” It comes together quickly and makes for a delightful breakfast (or dessert!) served with a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1 sweet apple, such as Fuji, peeled, cored and […]

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Apple Spice Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins One way to lighten up muffins is to use pureed fruits (apples, prunes) and vegetables (squash) to make them sweet, moist and tender. These muffins from Golden Door use applesauce as a replacement for oil. With this delicious start to your day, you won’t miss the fat and calories! Ingredients: 1 ½ cups […]

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