Vegetable Pot Pie (4 of 6)

Vegetable Pot Pie

When Jeff and I first started dating I was a vegetarian and we were both in college. Separate colleges so our ‘dates’ generally lasted for a whole weekend. We went out to eat a fair amount during those visits but we also cooked together in small and poorly equipped kitchens. It was a lesson in…

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Baked Squash and Meat Sauce (8 of 8)

Baked Squash with Meat Sauce (Kaddo Bourani)

The sad truth about a lot of European-style food, which let’s admit is a lot of what Americans eat, is that there isn’t a lot of mixing of sweet and savory. Sure, we’ll go in for the salted caramel desserts but rarely for sugar in the main course. But that’s too bad for us because…

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Sugar Cookies

In the category of foods that only get made once a year we’re going to have to include Sugar Cookies. They show up at holiday parties cut into cute shapes and decorated in festive colors and often they are the last cookie to go. Sugar cookies don’t have the same overdose problem as latkes although…

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Butternut Squash with Lime

If I had to choose a vegetable as my nemesis it might be butternut squash. Between November and about March we get a lot of butternut in our weekly vegetable box and every winter I wonder what will I do with it. Maybe nemesis is too strong a word since I don’t dislike butternut squash….

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Lavender Buttermilk Cake

Recipes provide a great jumping off point for innovation. Perhaps the best example of that is what you can do with an ordinary – or not so ordinary – pound cake. At its core there are some basic ingredients but from there you can build on extra flavors. Without the lavender and buttermilk, this is…

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Jalapeno Cheddar Scones

I’ve helped out with a fair amount of bake sales and one of the things that always surprises me is the lack of savory pastries. I mean, I understand that people love sweets. I love sweets. But when the bake sale starts at 9 am, not everyone wants a cookie. Even if it is the…

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Broccoli and Gorgonzola Pie

As a former vegetarian, I can tell you that I don’t enjoy vegetables because they’re healthy – I enjoy them because they taste good. Not all vegetables mind you and certainly not all preparations of those vegetables. I find boiled vegetables a total snoozefest and I’m not usually over-excited about steamed ones either. Vegetables can…

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