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Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The best thing about this time of year is the re-appearance of Meyer lemons in stores. They have a wonderful scent and sweet, subtle flavor that makes everything taste better. One of my favorite things to make with them (since … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Every year I make a different variation of cranberry sauce. Here is this year’s from the Penzey’s catalog: Cranberry Cherry Sauce 1 cup dried cherries 1 cup apple juice 3 cups fresh whole cranberries 1 cup sugar 1 cup water … Continue reading

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Spinach Sausage Soup

I had some leftover ingredients from other recipes and soup is always a good way to use those. This is what I came up with–as usual, I didn’t measure but wanted to write this down so I can tinker with … Continue reading

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Brandied Pears

Brandied Pears 6 pears, peeled, cored (leave the stem in for a nicer presentation) 2 c. red wine 2 whole cloves 1 sm. stick cinnamon, broken 1/2 c. sugar 2 oz. Brandy Place whole pears and wine in saucepan. Add … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

I had a nice, large butternut squash and some pears to use and this recipe found on Allrecipes.com was perfect for using both. This takes awhile to make as you have to roast the squash first, so plan accordingly. Butternut … Continue reading

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Tuscany in a Jar

One of my favorite photographers on Flickr ( Ania) posted a beautiful photo today of an herb garlic mix that sounded wonderful. The recipe can be found here: Tuscany in a Jar I am not a huge fan of rosemary, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Sausage Soup

The cooler weather means it’s time to make a nice, hearty bowl of soup. Found this recipe and modified the heck out of it to suit my tastes. Pumpkin Sausage Soup 12 oz Italian sausage, crumbled 1/2 cup onion, minced … Continue reading

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