Archive | December, 2014

Citrus Cured Salmon

29 Dec

If you’re a fan of smoked salmon, lox or sushi, you will love home curing salmon. For starters, its definitely much less expensive and the process is so easy; all you need is time.  Plus you get to determine the flavorings and intensity of the finished product. Citrus Cured Salmon can be a delicious and impressive New Year’s […]

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Christmas Cookies, A Method to the Madness: How to Be Organized

21 Dec

Making cookies is a Christmas tradition from my childhood that really holds a special place in my heart.  Every year I still make tons of Christmas cookies because I like to serve them at home, bring them wherever I go and drop them off to friends and neighbors. My usual suspects always include: – Chocolate – […]

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Mushroom Thyme and Chestnut Soup

21 Dec

Oh I love the sound of an easy warming winter soup that has just the right amount of pizzazz to fit perfectly on a holiday table. Earthy mushrooms sautéed alongside fragrant garlic and white onions complimented by the subtle festive flavor of tender chestnuts, all heightened by the quintessential holiday freshness of thyme. This smooth and luxuriously velvet soup […]

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Cayenne and Cumin Sweet Potatoes

14 Dec

Do you love that warm and delicate flavor of the creamy soft orange flesh deliciousness that is the humble sweet potato?  This deeply hued spud is not just fab underneath the marshmallows at Thanksgiving, we should definitely be eating more of them all the time. How about an EASY sweet potato side dish with a spicy kick that amps up your week night dinner to something extra special? […]

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Frisee and French Bean Salad with Basil Dressing

10 Dec

In need of a quick, light and TASTY meal? Look no further than this crisp Frisee and French Bean Salad that’s packed with fresh flavor, crunchy roasted cashews, tangy sweet ruby red grapefruit segments and a vibrant dressing bursting with basil, parsley and lemon. This delicious salad can easily be made into a full meal with the addition […]

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Pear and Ginger Buns

6 Dec

The holidays are a time to indulge.  And you know we do!!!!!!!!!!! Festive treats, sweet drinks and cozy roast dinners at every turn! What else do the holidays bring?  Shopping, wrapping, writing out cards… there is TONS to get done.  It seems there is just not enough time in the day. Wouldn’t it be great to have a super healthy […]

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