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I’m getting in right under the Thanksgiving wire with a suggestion for those of you who don’t have the full meal already all planned out or need just one more item for your feast.  Apple Cranberry Crisp! Actually, even if you have the meal planned, I think you should add this because it’s quick, easy, […]

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It’s cocktail time and I’ve made you something unusual and delicious… Meet “The Greet” – a White Port Cocktail! I’d never had white port before going to my friend Roz’s house for a holiday party last year. She discovered this cocktail at a port tasting event and told me that they called it “The Greet” […]

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I’ll be honest here….lunch is not my favorite meal of the day. I’m often running here and there during lunch time and end up throwing some leftovers together, making a salad, or eating the oh so healthy cheese, crackers, and apple lunch.  Hey, at least I add the apple.  BUT when I actually plan ahead, […]

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Mango Chicken Stir Fry! Holy Cats! I love this dish!!!! A perfectly ripe mango is a beautiful thing. They’re in season right now and I just happened to have 2 sitting on my counter smelling divine. I also happened to have boneless, skinless chicken thighs thawing in the fridge so with the power of The […]

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TGIF, Friends! I’ve made you a fancy cocktail. A Gin & Ginger Gimlet! Wow, what a busy summer this has turned out to be. Sorry for the light posting but life has been crazier than expected. I’ve made my usual summer migration up to Minnesota to play the opera and we’re opening Sweeney Todd tonight! […]

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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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Brown Butter Granola! I was never a big granola fan until I started making my own. Store bought granola is always so hard and crunchy, way too sweet, and suffering from raisin overload. With homemade granola, once you get the hang of a few basic steps, you can customize it to include a variety of […]

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We’re doing another TBT – Throw Back Thursday this week because I’m seriously craving Spicy Orange Beef! If you’re new-ish here, you might have missed this easy and flavorful recipe from the first year of Idiot’s Kitchen. I was thinking about it last night because I made a stir fried beef with bok choy that […]

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Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for something a little different to add to your holiday lineup. It’s simple to put together and the cranberries add a nice festive touch. If you’re feeding a few or a crowd, this recipe is very easy to adapt and makes great leftovers. […]

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Rosemary Lemon Zucchini Bread is the recipe for those of you in the grips of summer Zucchini Mania! My yard is too shady for a garden so it’s particularly annoying to me to have to buy zucchini at the store when my friends up north can’t give the stuff away. You’ve probably heard the old […]

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