Polenta Cake with Honey Yogurt and Peach Preserves: #SundaySupper

Polenta Cake with Yogurt and Peaches

With Valentine’s Day upon us, I wondered where and how this day of celebrating love and romance began. Unsurprisingly, it’s all a bit murky. First of all, there were at least two, and maybe three, priests canonized as martyred saints in Catholic records by the name of Valentine or Valentinus. According to legend, one of them began performing marriages in secret when a 3rd century Roman emperor outlawed marriage for young men, believing that men with wives and children made poor soldiers. ...

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Sweet Potato Biscuits With Coconut Oil

healthy, soft, sweet potato biscuits with honey and coconut oil

Little sweet potato biscuits with flavors of honey and coconut oil. These may be the softest biscuits you'll ever have. These might be the softest biscuits I've ever had. I've had sweet potato biscuits on the brain for months now. I don't want to even admit how many sweet potatoes I bought last month alone with biscuits in mind. But one by one, we ate the potatoes as I continued to procrastinate researching and experimenting with biscuit recipes. I began to think I'd never get around ...

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Honey – Thyme Cornbread

honey cornbread easy comfort kid friendly cooking for a crowd

Moist cornbread infused with honey and thyme flavors, made tender by adding yogurt to the batter. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and my home team is playing! I won’t pretend to be a football fan, but I sure have enjoyed watching all the playoff games, and will be front row center in front of the TV later this afternoon to cheer them on. But honestly I’m looking forward as much to the commercials as the game itself. ...

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Balsamic Roasted Grapes + Lemony Ricotta

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Grapes with Lemony Ricotta: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Luscious grapes roasted for a deepened flavor with a dollop of honeyed lemony ricotta, topped with a balsamic drizzle.   I finally signed up for the October Unprocessed 2012 challenge hosted by Andrew Wilder, and yes I know the month is already one-third gone (how is that even possible?). But better late than never, I always say. My delay didn’t stem from not believing in the concept. It’s a good one, and the right one; ...

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Fig, Ricotta and Honey Tart

Fig, Ricotta, Honey Tart enh 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Gorgeous tart of fresh figs, goat/ricotta cheeses, honey, and proscuitto, all presented on a puff pastry sheet. I know my limits better these days than in my youth, although some who know me may beg to differ.  I’ve always liked to push myself as far as I could– both physically and mentally, and have learned best by my own mistakes. It’s something I’m hard-wired for, and changing that ...

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Honey Apricot Scones

Honey Apricot Scones - slider

Honey-sweetened scones loaded with dried apricots, perfect for breakfast or your next brunch. I went to a honey tasting last week, and what an eye-opener. I knew there were different types, of course, with no less than three shelves at my local grocery store dedicated to the voluptuous nectar. But I confess I rarely have more than one or two different honeys in my cabinet at any given time (and really saw no reason to have more), ...

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