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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Preserving fresh herbs in olive oil

These little guys are fresh herbs frozen in olive oil. They're the perfect way to preserve herbs, and can go from freezer right to frying pan. Sound like one of those handy housewife helpers from...

New England Harvest Turnover

Step-by-step instrux for making sweet and savory turnovers, stuffed with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese--and fragrant with warm spices.

Roasted Garlic & Spinach Pizza

This pizza is easy enough to pull off on a weeknight. It's my 2nd entry in Breakstone's Battle of the Kitchen Bloggers, hosted by Sandra Lee. (Vote & you could win $2,500!)

Maple Roasted Figs

I put figs in the same camp as black licorice: People love them—or hate them. There never seems to be a middle ground. If you're in the first group, then man-oh-man, are you in for...

How to Make Ketchup

I don't know about you, but I'm so (like, so so so so) happy that summer's coming. This winter was a long, snow-filled one in New England, and everyone I know is happy to...

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Sage Infused Sour Cream

See, I do eat vegetables. (Granted, they're almost always wrapped in some kind of pork product, but still.) Asparagus, even! Some folks would say it's not possible. When I was a kid, I hated asparagus...

Simple Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Gorgonzola

So, a handful of years ago, I worked out of my house full-time as a freelance writer and editor. When business was slow, I'd fill in behind the counter at Priscilla's, a little catering/gourmet...

Poached Pears with Spiced Caramel

If you know me, you know that I'm not a huge fan of making fussy desserts. Creamy. Buttery. Rich. Yes. But fussy, not my speed. (Don't get me wrong, I love fancy pastry, but life's...

How to Make Stuffed Artichokes

Nom, nom, nom. Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see you! I was too busy attacking the artichokes! These artichokes weren't always so delicious. In fact, at one point, they were actually practically attacking me. Don't let this...

Fresh and Spicy Peach Salsa

This is one of my favorite fruity salsas. The sweetness of the peaches is offset by spicy Serrano chilis, lime, cilantro, and an unexpected party guest: cool, crisp cucumber.

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