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Sunday, February 26, 2017

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...

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!)

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.
bowl of smashed peas

Smashed Peas with Mint

Seriously? You guys know me: This is kind of not my style. Where's the butter? Where's the bacon? Why is there no wine? Why does this seem...healthy? Who are you and what have you done...

Easy Baked Tortilla Chips Dusted with Spicy Chipotle Salt

This is like cheating, it's so easy. In fact, it kind of IS cheating, since I didn't make the tortillas from scratch. No matter. This is a fast and simple way to make delicious, spicy tortilla chips.

How to Roast Garlic

Now, I like garlic in pretty much all its forms, but roasted garlic has to be one of the best substances on the planet. And making it is one of those ineffable acts of culinary magic.

Roasted Blue Potato Wedges with Fresh Herbs

This is a really simple recipe. It's a great, easy weeknight alternative to french fries. I tossed the potato wedges with some fresh, minced herbs, garlic, and olive oil, then baked 'em in the oven.

Cauliflower Gratin with Toasted Walnuts

Here's your proof, folks. I do eat my veggies. Granted, I prefer my veggies covered in cheese. (OK, I'll admit it: I'd probably eat a newspaper if you put enough cheese on it.)

Ginger Sweetie Pie Biscuits

These biscuits are a versatile companion for almost any cold-weather meal. Made with mashed sweet potato, they're moist and fragrant with ginger.

Crunchy Spring Rolls with Tofu & Shiitake Mushrooms

While the venerable pig is one of my favorite beasts to cook, I followed the recipe I had, and made these spring rolls with tofu. And I have to admit: They were damned good.