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Red wine portobello and Brie bites

The end of the year brings with it so many tidings. From holiday cheer to work parties to visits from friends who have moved away, there is much to do in little time.  For occasions when you truly have very little time, this recipe is here to provide relief. It’s low-maintenance, easy, and will let […]

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Lemon Madeleines with Clementine Glaze

I generally shy away from foods that require their own cooking vessels. My life kitchen is sufficiently cluttered without single-purpose utensils, dishes, and molds, thank you very much. A happy exception to this rule is the madeleine mold.  Madeleines are simple, slightly-sweet French butter cakes. They require few ingredients, rarely “flop”, and are one of […]

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Creamy Chorizo, Chicken, and Cotija Empanadas

Random cookout evenings with friends are the best way to kick off a weekend, I’m very sure. We got to spend Friday evening in denial of the tornado warning storm coverage all over the news with an evening of fresh mojitos, home-made guacamole and salsa, and grill treats galore. We didn’t actually discuss a theme […]

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Rustic Chicken, Apple, and Sweet Potato Tart with Herbed Crouton Crust

This tart is a fantastic combination of three comfortable, mellow flavors (apple, roasted chicken, and sweet potato) presented in a unique way. I haven’t ever boiled these ingredients together before, but the result was a very consistent flavor and a soft, spoonable filling. The crunchy herbed croutons on top provided a contrasting crunch to counterbalance […]

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