Monthly Archives: October 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

When I was a little girl, I used to love pomegranate season. I remember my dad slicing open this exotic red fruit, then bending back the tough skin and gently extracting the sweet, juicy seeds for me to snack on. When I saw … Continue reading

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German Apple Tart

There’s nothing quite like travel to get the creative juices flowing. New sights, new sounds, new smells, and new tastes inevitably bring me inspiration. Even the memory of meaningful journeys from long ago can be enough to spark a fresh idea. … Continue reading

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Sweet Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Though not actual candy, these veggies taste almost as sweet. Roasting broccoli and cauliflower at a high temperature has the wonderful effect of caramelizing them, bringing out their natural sweetness. I love to bring these two vegetables together. Cauliflower delivers a … Continue reading

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Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

I learned a thing or two about Southern cooking during my time working on the Deen family cookbooks. Most significantly, I learned that even though I’m a Northerner through and through, I sure do like me some down home cooking from … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash and Bell Pepper Pasta

Move over summer squash, because your winter cousin has entered the picture. I’m so happy that butternut squash is back in season because it is my absolute favorite variety from this large and diverse botanical family. Sweet and nutty and comfortingly hearty, butternut squash … Continue reading

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Beets, Beet Greens, and Tomato Salad

I’m fairly certain no one will ever charge me with excessive frugality. But every once in a while, I manage to create a recipe that demonstrates a real “snout to tail” or “roots to leaves” approach to cooking that makes me … Continue reading

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Balsamic Glazed Cipollini Onions and Tomatoes

After summer’s glorious return last weekend, it now feels that we have settled into an autumnal groove. There’s a slight chill in the air and the leaves are beginning to gently fall to the ground. You know what that means. … Continue reading

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