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Show-stopping Holiday Mains

The holidays are a time for showcasing your best cooking and hospitality. If you’re hosting dinner this year, try one of my special occasion roasts or braises.  Be sure to plan ahead so that your meat counter or butcher has … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tart

This savory tart is rich and delicious served hot, cold, or room temperature, making it the perfect dish for a potluck! If you buy an oil based puff pastry such as Pepperidge Farms, it’s also vegan! 1 puff pastry sheet … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Sliders

I made two kinds of sliders for a party I recently hosted. These yummies with roasted, spiced cauliflower and lemony sauce, and Italian porchetta sliders.  Would you believe that the cauliflower sliders were gone much sooner and I got many … Continue reading

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Stovetop Turkey Chili

Slow cookers and pressure cookers are amazing! I love mine and use them often. One thing they can lack is the texture and flavor you get from cooking something on the stove without a lid.  Slow cookers and pressure cookers … Continue reading

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Easy Pea and Potato Samosas

I call them easy because I used store-bought puff pastry sheets.  You don’t even have to roll it out! Did you know that oil-based puff pastry, such as Pepperidge Farms is vegan? Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan spice blend … Continue reading

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Rice Salad with Roasted Grapes

Rice salad is an old idea, but for some reason it’s taken me a long time to embrace it.  I’m so glad I have!  It’s the perfect side dish to go with pretty much any entrée. The premise: toss cooked … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Secret-Veggie-Packed Turkey Bolognese

My family loves pasta.  My youngest son doesn’t like “things” in the sauce.  By “things” I mean all the flavorful additions that a good tomato sauce needs, like onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and herbs.  He doesn’t want bits of onions … Continue reading

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