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Blueberry, Banana & Pecan Dutch Baby

 I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast on Friday morning, but I have a pretty terrible attitude about pancakes. I don’t like standing over the oven and flipping them over. And I don’t usually think that they’re worth the indulgence. I’d rather save up my unhealthy food points for cookie dough or fried chicken, frankly. […]

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Pear, Pecan & Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Coconut Milk

We spent our Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Savannah, Georgia watching a couple of dear friends get married (in Forsyth Park, no less). We drove down (just a short 15 hours each way) – and when I say “we,” I mean my husband and one of his friends who we carpooled with – overnight on […]

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Mexican Street-Style Corn Salad / Dip

Happy Cinco de Mayo! So perfect that this lovely day for margarita patio-drinking is on a Monday, isn’t it? Since I’m assuming that all Sparkle Kitchen readers are responsible adults with jobs, this year I’m sharing a side dish recipe instead of a more tequila-inspired one.  This is a take on the Mexican street food […]

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Lemongrass & Yellow Curry Marinade

You’re probably going to see plenty more marinade and grill-ready recipes up on The Sparkle Kitchen in the next couple of months. There are two primary reasons for my impending flavorful-marinade frenzy.  First is the weather. Today was about 77 degrees and perfectly sunny. I’ve mentioned before that I’m just dying for the warm weather […]

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Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing more and more spaghetti squash recipes all over the internet. I’d tried it before, but was always disappointed in the bland flavor. We’re huge squash and pumpkin fiends in my family; my standards are high because I know how delicious an exquisite kabocha squash is with nothing more than […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Corn, & Black Bean Salad

On Thursday afternoon, one of my co-workers reminded me that we had a work potluck lunch the next day. I looked at her like she just told me that bacon isn’t delicious. Crazy talk. I had completely, thoroughly, and determinedly erased the potluck from my memory. I had somehow managed to set aside completely not […]

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Italian Goat Cheese & Zucchini Dip

I was nervous to serve this dip to friends this weekend. I like to try a recipe out a couple of times at home before I’m ready to share it with the world (or just four other people). I provided disclaimer after disclaimer for the spread to my sweet friends. Once this gooey, Italian-inspired veggie […]

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