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Sour Cream and Chive Smashed Potatoes

This Thanksgiving, every table will have mashed potatoes. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Truly; I love me some mashed potatoes. But are we just like everybody else? Are we ho-hum, same old dish as everyone else? No, we are … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

As a foodie, Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart. Fall foods, in general, are my favorite kinds: the warm spices, the comforting dishes, pumpkins and cranberries and soups. Yep, fall foods are the highlight of my year, and … Continue reading

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Grilled Pears with Walnut Cream Cheese

Cooler weather always makes me crave comfort food. I love sweet and warm fall foods that make you feel like you’ve just bundled up in flannel pajamas. And if that food also happens to be good for you? Well, what’s … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Cream Cheese Cole Slaw

I’ve had a very busy couple of weeks: the day after Labor Day, I started both my new job and a new semester. Needless to say, the past thirteen days have been a crazy whirlwind of running around. So it’s … Continue reading

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Almond Quinoa with Steamed Broccoli

The end of summer means several things to me, including fall weather (yippee!), a new school year, my favorite food time of year, and the approach of fall marathon season. Which means a ramp-up in my training, which in turn … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini “Fries”

As the summer draws to a close (where did it go???), I’m always faced with the late-summer farmer’s market bounty of tomatoes and zucchini. And while I’m perfectly happy eating them any number of ways, I’m always looking for new … Continue reading

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Spicy Kale Chips

My mom has been visiting this week, and we’ve done some good cooking together. We love to make quesadillas (recipe later this week, I promise!) and we’re both a sucker for chocolate so we’ve got some good sweets under our … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex Black Beans

Being from Texas, anything labeled “Tex-Mex” automatically makes me a little suspicious. Since moving north thirteen years ago, I’ve had a lot of things that pretended to be Tex-Mex. I’ve had a lot of things that promised they’d be Tex-Mex. … Continue reading

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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

You know how sometimes you get into the mode of create-create-create, and forget your tried-and-trues? Maybe that’s just me. In any case, from time to time I end up experimenting so much with food and wanting to try new things … Continue reading

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Cayenne Thyme Butter

Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable. I realize I’m waaaay in the minority here, but I love them. Raw, steamed, roasted…anyway you cook them, I’m pretty much guaranteed to love ‘em. And this recipe is no exception. While you’re throwing … Continue reading

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