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Spinach, Pear and Brie Quiche

Spinach, Pear and Brie Quiche

The weekend is upon us and whether or not Easter/Passover is your thing, breakfast should always be and for that, I bring to you a Spinach, Brie and Pear quiche, which should help with that. I have a love/hate relationship with quiche. Mom made her […]

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Mazariners (Swedish Almond Tarts)

Mazariners (Swedish Almond Tarts)

Since telling my work colleagues bit by bit about my impending departure (Friday, yo!), I’ve been overwhelmed by so many good thoughts and wishes and hugs and smiles, and showered with offers for lunch and coffee.  It all makes me wonder if I should be leaving […]

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Double Chocolate Babka

Double Chocolate Babka

Funny thing, time. I was sitting around this past weekend, making my to-do, to-see, to-eat lists and I realized that when I set my move date over two weeks ago it seemed like I had so much of it, I’m counting down not months, but weeks, […]

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Spanish Chicken with Saffron and Almonds

Spanish Chicken with Saffron and Almonds

Spanish-Andalusian style-chicken with saffron and almonds It’s that time of the year where we’re all stuck inside, and dinner should be cooked low and slow.  The slow-cooker or Dutch oven working for hours until the smell fills the house and it becomes unbearable to resist.  […]

Kifli

Kifli

Hungarian-style kifli, a flaky pastry-like cookie filled with delicious jam! Are you cookie-d out yet?  I was and then I remembered a little thing called moderation and I’m back in the game.  Because let’s be real, I was faced with this: …and I just had […]

Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Linzer sandwich cookies transformed into raspberry filled thumbprints Do you know that before last Thursday I baked nary a Christmas cookie? I was sort of sad about it, and disappointed in myself that I should have the gall to lack such holiday cheer. Christmas baked […]

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Thanksgiving Benedict with Béarnaise

Thanksgiving Benedict with Béarnaise

Poached eggs over leftover Thanksgiving stuffing topped with a rich Béarnaise sauce Of all the Thanksgiving goods, stuffing is hands down my favorite. Mom’s is, in my opinion, the best. It doesn’t have a lot of hoopla- no meat or sausage, no cornbread, nothing with pizzazz- […]

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Roasted Spiced Turkey Breast

Roasted Spiced Turkey Breast

Turkey breast roasted to perfection with a flavorful combination of spices for Thanksgiving. Well, guys, we’re all set with the sides so it’s time for the pièce de résistance of our Thanksgiving, the turkey. Well, the turkey breast.  As a party of one, making a […]

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Orange Almond Green Beans

Orange Almond Green Beans

Green beans sautéed in orange juice with marcona almonds and rosemary and topped with manchego crisps Dudes and dudettes. The election. We’re almost there. I’m scared to live in this country, whatever the outcome.  I mean, think about it. Moving on to happier thoughts like […]

Saffron Chorizo Dressing

Saffron Chorizo Dressing

The Spanish flavors of paella are mixed with traditional dressing ingredients for this saffron chorizo dressing. Hey, so in case you didn’t realize, the Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night.  I have been a loyal Cubs fan for, I don’t know…a month? That’s […]