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garlic mashed potatoes with shiitake mushrooms in a wine-butter reduction

Winter evenings in Florida – on occasion – demand a meal that is homey and comforting.  This is an easy, vegetarian meal that is simple to make but has plenty of layers of flavor.  And there is nothing that smells better that the aroma of wine hitting the skillet, along with garlic and butter.  Oh […]

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Three-Onion Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous with Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushrooms

This recipe beautifully marks the transition to fall here in Florida by showcasing seasonal ingredients and flavors without resulting in a heavy sort of dish that we’re not ready for quite yet here in the still-warm Sunshine State.  I noticed that I had several bags of frozen pearl onions in the freezer (not entirely sure […]

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heirloom caprese salad with aged balsamic salt

It’s August and that means tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!  I LOVE heirloom tomatoes for their taste, color, and often funky shapes and sizes.  The caprese salad is a common offering in so many restaurants and even I seem to make a version of it several times a week so this is not about re-creating a dish […]

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Roasted Belgian Endive with Gruyère Cheese and Thyme

Oh yum.  This is an INSANELY delicious dish that I serve along with roast chicken. I’m participating as much as I can with #SundaySupper over on Twitter – I definitely believe in the value of bringing the family back to the table especially on a Sunday night before a new work/school week begins. I love […]

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Pepper Jack Potato-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

So I had picked up a few nicely sized poblano peppers at the local farmer’s market – but what to do with them was the burning question.  Fortunately, they keep for several days in the fridge, because by the time I had an idea, something more perishable would have gone to waste! I wanted some […]

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