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Dutch Baby with Strawberries and Ricotta Cheese

Dutch baby pancake with sweetened ricotta cheese and strawberries for brunch!

Dutch babies, also known as German pancakes, are a form of sweet popovers typically served for breakfast. They’re  easy to make, great fun with kids – and might be the perfect Easter morning breakfast. Just mix up some eggy batter, pour into a buttered hot […]

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps with Beluga Lentils – #SundaySupper

lettuce wraps with celery root

Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We’ve got a great lineup of dishes this week – something for every occasion ranging from your next party to casual school night dinners. This Sunday Supper event also coincides with this month’s Weekday Supper and Sunday Supper Movement […]

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Super Simple Slow-Cooker Asparagus Risotto and a #Giveaway!

Who knew you could cook up a fabulous risotto in a slow cooker with almost no stirring? Not me, that’s for sure. Because of the kitchen remodel, one of my favorite kitchen tools right now is my slow cooker. So when I ran across this […]

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Caramelized Onion and Feta Tartlets with Honey Drizzle: #Secret Recipe Club

Caramelized onions and feta tart drizzled with honey

This was my toughest assignment yet with the Secret Recipe Club. OK, except for that little mixup I had on my first post with this fabulous group. Not because I couldn’t find anything to make on my newly assigned blog, Karen’s Kitchen Stories. To the contrary […]

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Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Spicy Roasted Tomato Sauce

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 stash of cooked chickpeas on hand and this Roasted Tomato Sauce is part of […]

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Slow-Cooker Chickpeas

how to cook chickpeas in the slow cooker

Have you seen the commercials for direcTV? I’m talking about the ones with far-fetched hypothetical scenarios that lead to misfortunes as a result of cable TV service outage. How we decided to remodel our kitchen is like one of those stories. Here’s how it goes: […]

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Celery Root Bisque (with Lobster) : #SundaySupper Fat Sunday

celery root bisque with broiled lobster tails

  Did you know that Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday? This is a little embarrassing, but I never thought about it. I’ve just always thought of Mardi Gras meaning Let’s Party Wildly With Colorful Makeup and Glitter.  It is, of course, the gorging […]

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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup: #SecretRecipeClub

slow-cooker black bean soup

I was hit with flu this week with all its fever, muscle aches, and generally feeling like roadkill regalia. In one short week I went from feeling a little smug for how healthy I’ve been this season to being thankful my will is up to […]

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Turkish Bread

pita bread, turkish bread, The Wimpy Vegetarian

One of the wonderful things about being part of the Secret Recipe Club is finding great new blogs. Last November I blogged about little Spiced Quinoa Apple Crumbles that I’d found on JJ’s blog: 84th and 3rd. They were a big hit – nearly 2000 […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

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 category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

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 it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

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 category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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