moroccan carrots

moroccan carrots

These healthy Moroccan Carrots are a favorite flavorful side dish. They are loaded with garlic, vinegar and spice! Moroccan carrots was a standard in my mom’s summer kitchen. It is just one of those recipes that will always remind me of spending time on Lake Champlain...
shrimp and corn with cheese grits

shrimp and corn with cheese grits

You know that old song, “I’m a little bit Country, I’m a little Bit Rock and Roll?” (I think it came out like the year I was born, so I’m pretty sure I just called myself old… Sigh…) Anyway, this recipe is a little bit Texas and a little bit Vermont. Growing up in a...
turkey pad thai

turkey pad thai

This post has been a little slow getting out of the kitchen and onto your computer screens because I wanted to get it just right. The first recipe test I did yielded promising results, but none that would stand a chance of meeting your expectations of the...
healthy maple tahini chicken and broccoli stir-fry

healthy maple tahini chicken and broccoli stir-fry

This family-friendly weeknight entree comes together in a snap. Just make sure to prep your chicken, broccoli, the maple tahini sauce and other stir-fry ingredients before you start cooking. It is naturally gluten-free if you use tamari soy sauce. Making Home-Made...
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 root...
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...
maple tahini chicken stir-fry

maple tahini chicken stir-fry

This past weekend was a big one for the state of Vermont.  It was the Maple Open House weekend.  That’s when Vermont sugar houses open their doors to the public.  This resulted in a steady stream of cars jostling and bumping up our muddy, rutted road to reach our...
turkey chili with pintos

turkey chili with pintos

Craig Claiborne, famed New York Times food writer, once said chili con carne, rather than apple pie, might be America’s favorite dish. I know from my perspective it would certainly seem so. More than any other recipe, friends are always asking for chili recipe...
Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Balsamic Caramelized Onions

When I was a personal chef, I cooked for people with all sorts of dietary restrictions.  There was the no gluten family, the vegetarian South Beach dieters and even the bodybuilder who was after as much protein as I could deliver.  I was happy to whip up all sorts of...

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