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Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce -
I’m reposting this from last holiday–it’s a favorite for the Thanksgiving table and a great gift for guests. As much as I have a place in my heart (and a space on my plate) for canned cranberry sauce, preferably still in…

The Power of Whole Grains

Whole Grain, Nut, and Fruit Bars -
As is, this is vegan-friendly and can also be gluten-free if you choose gluten-free versions of some of the ingredients below. For a more cake-like texture, stir in two eggs* once the applesauce has been added. I really like the…

strawberrydreamcake

Strawberry Dream Cake -
This recipe, adapted from Cook’s Country, is for a cake that I am often asked to make for fundraisers and auctions, birthdays and summer holidays.  It feels like a special occasion confection, but without all the hassle.  I modified the…

Key Lime Pie: A Mouthful of Stars

Key Lime Pie: A Mouthful of Stars -
There’s something dizzying and delightful about grating enough citrus zest so that its heady scent fills up the entire kitchen with a pleasant punch, the taste buds standing at attention. Whether incorporated into a curd to dollop onto pancakes and…

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze -
I love this time of year for the fat, juicy citrus it yields.  Because I live in colder climes, I’m always at the ready to toss citrus into everything–a squeeze of fresh orange to brighten up a pot of black…

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries -
I love coming across recipes for new ways to feature fresh cranberries.  This one, by food blogger, Cozy Delicious posted on Food52, is one of my favorite ways to serve cranberries.  A fragrant overnight soak in orange blossom water and…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread -
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a winning recipe for Irish soda bread. The basic traditional version calls for flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. I’ve gussied it up a little bit and added citrus zest, raisins and currants.…

Recipe from A Mouthful of Stars: Avocado Papaya Salad

Avocado Papaya Salad -
This salad is a combination of Caribbean influences and Mexican flavors inspired from my travels to both places. Creamy avocado and papaya come to life with fresh lime juice and the crunch of jícama. Sometimes I substitute a large Korean/Asian…

Roasted Grapes

Roasted Grapes -
  This is one of the easiest and most versatile little bites you can make.  Start with fresh, plump (preferably organic) grapes.  Drizzle with some olive oil, salt, and maybe a bit of good Balsamic vinegar.  You can make them…

Cutting Rhubarb

Rhubarb-Peach Crumble Pie -
I recently came across a short story that I started years ago, with the title “Cutting Aspen”….It’s a strange compilation of characters in Colorado who are all searching for love but often find themselves cooking for one another when faced…

Apple-Calvados Fruit Gelée Recipe

Apple-Calvados Fruit Gelée Recipe -
A hint of Calvados elevates these fruit candies from child’s play to adult treats.  We used unsweetened applesauce in place of fresh fruit concentrate for both texture and flavor.  These are much easier than they look.  Once you get the…

Comfort Me with Rice

Golden Carrot Rice Pudding -
This Indian-inspired rice pudding (kheer) is a delicate and comforting sweet bite. I like adding carrot and orange zest for color and freshness as well as the garnish of fresh pomegranate arils, but try adding any fresh fruit you…