cherry almond chocolate bark

cherry almond chocolate bark

Chocolate lovers unite!! This Cherry Almond Chocolate Bark is delicious and easy to make after a quick lesson on tempering chocolate. Take a moment to read…it is not as hard as you think and the results are well worth the effort! You know what makes chocolate so...
beet ginger juice

beet ginger juice

  My juicer has spent many a long dusty months in my basement over the years. I seem to go through phases of using it like crazy, and then abandoning it on a shelf next to the furnace. Right now, I guess I’m on a juicer kick. Maybe it is the constant stream of...
texas caviar with roasted peppers

texas caviar with roasted peppers

Who is ready for a party? This Texas Caviar with Roasted Peppers will be the hit of the party on its own, but especially when served with some chips.  It is so delicious it is worth the extra effort to roast the peppers on your own.  The fact that it is good for you...
tangerine salad with coriander crusted scallops

tangerine salad with coriander crusted scallops

If I had to come up with one word to describe this dish I would call it “restauranty.” It comes off as all crazy complicated and stylish, but it is actually really easy. I developed it for the April 2010 issue of EatingWell Magazine. And now here it is on...
chicken stock

chicken stock

Here is the step by step process how to make the best chicken stock at home using chicken bones. All about fond, why you shouldn’t use veggie scraps and why you want to simmer gently. When I was getting ready to write this post, I decided to go through my...
savory squash puree

savory squash puree

    Every fall, when squash is in season, I think of a time when my husband and I were first dating. I had made dinner for the two of us. I don’t even really remember the menu, except there was squash on it. When I told him that we were having squash, he...
home-made applesauce

home-made applesauce

“Fanatical” would be an understatement in describing how I feel about apples. I eat one every day. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of them. They are in my top three picks for what I’d choose to have on a desert island. Even though I am really into buying local and...
low-fat ranch dip

low-fat ranch dip

You guys are going to love this Low Fat Ranch Dip recipe I made for my kids. It is super easy and makes a healthy appetizer for a party or just great for snack time with the kiddos! My two and a half year old is on the fence about becoming a picky eater. I am doing...
Brown Rice Salad with Fresh Currants

Brown Rice Salad with Fresh Currants

I grew up in a Silver Palate house. Anyone who was born before 1990, knows the cookbook I’m talking about. In fact, those of you born after 1990 probably have heard of it too. Whether or not they know it, anyone interested in food today probably has felt the impact...
zucchini frittata with chives

zucchini frittata with chives

  Cooking a frittata is so very simple, I think every busy cook should learn how to do it. They are a satisfying, protein packed dinner and I love how the fillings can change with the season. I make them as a weekly standby meal. I even love to eat the left-overs...

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