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Apple Pie Bars: #SundaySupper

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins.

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins … plus tips for making fruit bars. I’ve tried to make fruit bars a few times, but have never been terribly excited about the results. Well, except that first time, when I made fig bars all dressed up […]

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Zucchini Succotash Cobbler & Cornbread: #SundaySupper

Zucchini succotash with cornbread topping

Vegetable cobbler of zucchini, corn, yellow beans, and tomatoes with cornbread topping. So it turns out today is National Acorn Squash Day. I had no idea there was such a day, did you? With all due respect to acorn squash, I’m going to cook a […]

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Jalapeño Mac ‘n Cheese Bites: #SundaySupper

Jalapeño mac 'n cheese bites

Creamy jalapeño mac ‘n cheese bites with yogurt in place of milk. Perfect for a casual party. Confession. I prefer intimate (small), casual gatherings to larger ones.  Don’t get me wrong. Both are fun. But it’s a completely different social experience. Larger parties keep me […]

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Pasta alla Vodka

pasta alla vodka

Secret Recipe Club: Pasta tossed in a velvety vodka-tomato-cream sauce. Elegance and rustic comfort all in one dish. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four […]

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6 Tips for Perfect Fluffy Rice

Tips for making perfect fluffy rice

Six tips for making perfect fluffy rice every time. If you’re looking for the perfect recipe that will give you fluffy rice every time, this post is for you. First, so I don’t offend anyone – it’s not that I don’t like sticky rice. It has […]

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Eggplant Pesto Parmigiana Casserole

Recipe for slices of eggplant dipped in pesto and parmesan cheese, layered in a casserole with roasted tomato sauce and mozarella.

Summer casserole of eggplant slices coated in pesto and cheeses, layered with tomato sauce lasagna-style for easy serving. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about blogging is getting to know people I may never meet. We food bloggers share recipes, comment on each others […]

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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Vegan soup with farro, cannellini beans, asparagus, and yellow wax beans, topped with optional Parmesan cheese. Do you have recipes that have been in a pile for-like-ever that you keep meaning to make, but then a bazillion things get piled on top, and you forget […]

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Well-Seasoned Potato and Mint Salad

Vegan Spicy potato salad with mint

Vegan, spicy potato salad tempered by mint and lime juice. It’s officially BBQ season with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. We can BBQ year-round here in California, but it doesn’t become a party until this last weekend of May. It’s […]

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Roasted Cauliflower & Quinoa Breadcrumbs

roasted cauliflower with quinoa breadcrumbs, vegetarian main dish

Crispy roasted cauliflower over a pile of quinoa breadcrumbs, capers & kalamata olives, with a soft-boiled egg on the side. Cauliflower isn’t badass like Serrano peppers, who pack searing heat into long slender bodies. It’s not a vixen like salt, completely dominating dishes if mishandled, […]

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Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding

skillet baked corn pudding with black beans

Fluffy corn pudding with a soufflé-like consistency, laced with cheese and a little kick of roasted poblano heat. I recently received “The New Southwest – Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist” cookbook to review and instantly fell in love. It’s by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta […]

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Vegetarian Cornish Pasties

Vegetarian Cornish Pasties filled with celery root, potatoes, and leeks

Flakey Cornish Pasties filled with creamy celery root, potatoes, leeks and pickled apples. A few years ago, my husband and I bumped along the roads of Ireland with another couple. For one beautiful week, we toured castles, rambled rocky coasts, and relaxed over hardy, comforting […]

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Spaghetti & Chickpeas with Spicy Tomato Sauce: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Great vegetarian dinner of chickpeas and a spicy roasted tomato sauce tossed in pasta. This week’s theme for SundaySupper is Meatless Meals, hosted by Tammi at Momma’s Meals. This is one of my favorite “go-to” dishes for rushed evenings since I nearly always have a […]

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DIY

Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different […]

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