Category Archives: Basics

Simple recipes that are used to create more complex dishes.

Easy Brown Sugar Breakfast Rolls

  I’m in a bit of a hurry this morning, but I needed to share with you, my breakfast.  These rolls can smooth out the roughest of mornings.  No sleep, spilled milk, burnt toast – all of which can be … Continue reading

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice” and a Peanut Ginger Sauce

I have arrived from the depths of winter, holding nothing more than a head of cauliflower and I greet you with the assumption that you love spring as much as I do; and want to exploit all of its produce. … Continue reading

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Vegetable Sushi Roll

Did you ditch your New Year’s diet by January fifth like most people?  It’s ok, because this is so deliciously simple and balanced, it will make you realize you don’t need a diet, just a little moderation.  Also, next year, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Herbed Stuffing (Vegetarian Recipe)

This is my absolute favorite stuffing recipe. It’s rich and luxurious and decadent for the holidays yet it’s still vegetarian. The cranberries add a bit of tart sweetness to the savory stuffing and the pecan cracker crumble adds a richness … Continue reading

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Practically Perfect Pumpkin Pie

  Pumpkin pie is underrated.  It can be easy or you can make every component from scratch, and top it with cinnamon infused homemade whipped cream.  Or not!  It’s totally your call. If I have sugar pumpkins lying about that … Continue reading

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Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are irresistible.  The walnuts add depth as well as a certain richness, while the brown sugar and vanilla palate wraps around the robust chocolate chunks; keeping things perfectly balanced with a bit of chewy –and a lot of … Continue reading

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Easy Six Ingredient Apple Turnovers

  This recipe requires only six ingredients and fills the air with home-baked apple cinnamon goodness in no more than thirty minutes. It’s classic and simple and uncomplicated.   You’re more than welcome to use your own homemade puff pastry … Continue reading

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Sweet Sage Brown Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

This recipe is a fall staple that’s required for a number of dishes, from various takes on mac n’ cheese or lasagna to traditional autumnal soups and stews or stuffings and dressings.  You’ll find roasted acorn squash in a variety … Continue reading

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Parmesan Thyme Stuffed Potatoes

Pair this side dish with some grilled portobello steaks and a green salad and call it a night.   These potatoes are a great way to enjoy the last days of the grilling season in our neck of the woods.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie

It’s officially fall and in honor of my declaration of comfort food season, I have made this Fast Deep Dish Spinach Tomato Pie which is rich and delicious, yet also easy and can be adapted to your liking. The use of … Continue reading

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