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Viola’s Cabbage Rolls

This is not a cooked cabbage leaf wrapped around a savory stuffing, this is cabbage and meat AS stuffing inside of a chewy, soft roll.  These are very similar to Russian pirozhki. I made these for the first time when … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up and a History Lesson

I am really fascinated by the history of food.  American food has a really striking history in that it has changed more quickly than any other culture in the world.  Before the invention of fridge/freezers and refrigerated shipping containers and … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  One of the best things for me about having kids is being able to make my own childhood fantasies come true.  As a child, it was always very important to me that things in my life were the “way … Continue reading

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A Bridal Shower Tea (a great Gazpacho recipe too!)

I recently had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for my lovely cousin, Brooke.  For her outdoor wedding she is featuring ferns rather than flowers.  I decided to go with a forest theme for the shower.  I made the … Continue reading

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Barbecue Round Up

Please enjoy this collection of my favorite barbecue and picnic recipes for your Fourth of July celebrations! Ginger Scallion Pork Burger with Spicy Quick Pickles   Beef Burgers with Basil Aioli and Balsamic Red Onions   Spicy Broccoli Slaw   … Continue reading

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Apricot Glazed Ham

Don’t be seduced by the convenience of a spiral sliced ham.  You can do better!  This is so easy it barely counts as a recipe.  Yet it yields a succulent, juicy ham that you can be proud to serve.  Look … Continue reading

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How to Make a Peeps Wreath

So I got it in my head that I needed to make a wreath out of Peeps last Easter.  I don’t know where it came from, just a need to decorate for the season I guess.  This project cost me … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Brisket

I wanted to make a traditional corned beef (it’s corned, not corn beef, I hate it when people say corn beef) for St. Patrick’s Day.  I am usually pretty good at planning ahead, but in this case I waited until … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs Can Be Chic

Starting to think about Easter- this is one of my all-time most popular posts! Most people feel that using a piping bag for any reason is too much work, too fussy, or too difficult.  You might look at a recipe … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Lemon Cake

A dear friend just returned to work from maternity leave.  What better welcome than a sweet little treat?  This cake is perfect to make the day before or even two days before you want to serve it since it needs … Continue reading

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