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Maple Glazed Squash with Figs and Pomegranate

I don’t know very many people who look forward to the sweet potato dish on the table at Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Pacific Northwest? Maybe we don’t know how to treat sweet potatoes the way they … Continue reading

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Apple Cider and Fennel Brined Turkey

Brining is my favorite way to ensure a flavorful and juicy turkey.  This year I decided to go with a new-to-me idea of using apple cider and fennel in the brine.  The cider really enhances the natural sweetness in the … Continue reading

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Root Beer Teriyaki Kabobs

Root beer works as a terrific marinade for beef.  Not only does it tenderize\ a less expensive cut, but it creates little caramelized edges when cooked. It’s an easy marinade to throw together, and could be used with pork or … 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) last year for St. Patrick’s Day.  I am usually pretty good at planning ahead, but in this case I … Continue reading

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Festive Aperol Spritz

Aperol, where have you been all my life? You delicious, bitter-in-a-good-way, orangey, golden-pink, teensy-bit-sweet, apertivo! If you like Manhattans, or other not-too-sweet and slightly bitter flavors, you will really enjoy Aperol.  It’s an Italian apertivo that’s made with bitter orange, … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Ready For Thanksgiving

  The key to a low stress holiday is to plan ahead and do as much as you possibly can BEFORE the big day.   It’s pretty much humanly impossible to do the entire Thanksgiving dinner in one day.  Here … Continue reading

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Flaky Huckleberry Scones

Fresh huckleberries are amazing! They are something like a deeply ripened blueberry that took a bath in blackberry juice. They can be tough to find since they have a very short season here in Oregon. Huckleberries are also fragile and … Continue reading

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