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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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Easter Dinner Recipe Roundup

quinoa stuffed tomatoes The planners out there already know what they’re making for Easter dinner. But for those of you still ironing out the details, there’re still a couple of days before Easter Sunday. In the past week I’ve had … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Potatoes

For all of you afraid I’d forgotten my Irish-American roots, what with my focus on Italian food last week, here’s a little something to celebrate a belated St. Patrick’s Day: green and white potatoes! The green here is spinach, and … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes with Walnut Maple Syrup

This is your last chance to plan your V-day menu. Your last chance to dash to the grocery store, make sure your favorite pan is washed, pull down the tray from the top shelf of your cabinet. So, for all … Continue reading

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Coconut Chocolate Mousse

It’s almost here: three days until V-day. For me, V-day has always just been another day; I have no strong memories or feelings one way or another. But I realize I’m the exception. Those of you in a relationship are … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Cookies

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I start dreaming about chocolate. Ok, ok, I’m always thinking about chocolate, V-Day or not. But what else says love like the rich taste of cocoa? Is there an aphrodisiac as obvious and universal … Continue reading

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Mashed Cauliflower with Mushroom Gravy

A pretty common Thanksgiving trick for moms is to substitute mashed cauliflower for the more traditional mashed potatoes. Because cauliflower is more nutritious than potatoes, this is a healthier alternative that still manages to maintain the flavor of the traditional … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gravy

Granted, I haven’t eaten gravy since I was a preteen, but I’m convinced this is as good as meat gravy. It doesn’t taste the exact same–we’re talking mushrooms here, people, not meat scraps–but it stands on its own as a … Continue reading

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