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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Maple-Glazed, Bacon-Wrapped Apricots

Forget candy, this is my kind of treat. A friend sent me the link from someone's Facebook page, and I knew I had to try them right away. So simple. So delicious. Sweet. Salty. Fragrant with...

Mile-High Apple Pie

This ain't your grandma's apple pie. I baked it in a cheesecake pan, for a towering 3-inches of apple-pie goodness. This pie is my riff on Dede Wilson's Deep-Dish Sour Cream-Apple Pie from her amazing...

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Have you had the flu yet this season? How about a bad cold, or (my personal nemesis) a nasty sinus infection? If you have, I hope you're feeling better! If you haven't, I'm sure you've...

Caramel Apples w/Toasted Almonds

Want to see a tableful of people light up like a bunch of 8 year olds? Serve caramel apples for dessert. Depending on how chill your crowd is, caramel apples can be an awesome—and totally...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Soy Glaze

  OK, so for years, I hated Brussels sprouts. They were like nasty little cabbages. I had only seen them steamed, or worse, boiled. Roasting them made a believer out of me. Seriously. I swear, it turns them into...

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...