chocolate chunk snickerdoodles

As I passed these cookies around to my family last night, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the health, safety, and abundance we have been blessed with. Yes, the world is fraught with injustice and unrest, and everyday I miss the mother who brought us into the world and made us […]

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flank steak sandwiches with horseradish and gruyère

It’s about time I posted something that is not melted coconut ice cream, sugary white fluff from heaven, or butter in a bar. Not that there is anything wrong with those recipes. It’s just that last week I was craving a sandwich or something “relatively” healthy for lunch and, surprise surprise, my refrigerator was filled with […]

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vanilla bean marshmallows

I must have been living under a rock, because I did NOT know marshmallows could taste this good. Let me convince you that these are worth every ounce of effort that you might exert in making them (it’s only a moderate amount of effort). AND, most of the effort comes from the self-control you must […]

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jolly hot cocoa

Good-bye, Swiss Miss and Nestle. I’m breaking up with you and have found something waaaay better. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve found another tall drink of chocolate. Friends, this is no ordinary hot cocoa. It’s thick and creamy, sweet but not too sweet, boozy or not (alcohol content is up to you, but you […]

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fennel, orange, and beet winter salad

Hear ye, hear ye! Public service announcement coming your way. I propose we have a “national salad day” sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anyone agree? It’s right about now that I feel as if stuffing, gravy, and baked brie are my main food groups. My refrigerator is full of heavy whipping cream, leftover pumpkin pie, […]

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