Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
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Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

The other day I made a variation on one of my favorite hearty, cold weather dishes, my roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken with Thyme. On the side I served some Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes that came out so unbelievably delicious that I simply had to share the recipe. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 2 1/2lbs Russet Potatoes, unpeeled … Continue reading

Carrot Ginger Bisque with basil honey creme… recipe and wine pairings
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Carrot Ginger Bisque with basil honey creme… recipe and wine pairings

As I mentioned in a previous post I recently made dinner for my mother-in-law’s birthday party, and this bisque was how we started the meal. Of everything I made that night (all of which was delicious of course!), I have to say that this was probably the best dish of the bunch, and was a huge … Continue reading

Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple Butter Glaze
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Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple Butter Glaze

This past weekend I was the “caterer” for my mother-in-law’s birthday party, which I absolutely love to do (seriously, I love cooking for groups of people!). I wanted to prepare dishes that were both apropos for the season and moderately healthy… However, I had the added challenge of making sure that at least some of … Continue reading

Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)
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Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)

My house is filled with a bunch of hummus junkies… heck, my six year old is practically a hummus aficionado. I’ve always wanted to make my own, but none of the stores in my area carry Tahini. Finally one day it dawned on me that I can just order it online, so at long last … Continue reading

Homemade Pretzel Knots… perfect for a party!
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Homemade Pretzel Knots… perfect for a party!

I started making homemade pretzels about a year ago and they’re a huge hit with my family and friends. Well, one of my coworkers saw the recipe a while back and has been harassing me to make them for the office ever since… but there’s a problem. My normal pretzel recipe makes 12 pretzels, there … Continue reading

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly
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Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly

I knew I wanted soup for dinner yesterday, but I was torn on what to make… So, I opened the floor for our fantastic Facebook followers to put in some requests, and vegetable barley won out. Of course I couldn’t simply make a regular old vegetable barley soup (where’s the fun in that?), so I played with … Continue reading