Apple Crisp

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I have made a number of different apple crisps over the years, and this is by far my favorite. It’s simple, with no funny additions like Ina Garten’s lemon and orange zest or Al Roker’s Chinese 5-spice powder. It’s basically apples with cinnamon, sugar, nuts and butter. So simple, yet so delicious.

I don’t think you […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Maple

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I have had my eye on this recipe for a long time. I’m a huge fan of recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi. One tastes more interesting and full of flavor than the next. His combination of herbs and spices may seem a bit strange, but the resulting dishes end up tasting wonderful.

This is a very interesting […]

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Granola-Crusted Nuts

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I love nuts, and especially nuts that are glazed with something. This Sugar Spiced Nuts recipe is one of my favorites. I make them all the time. I bring them to family holiday dinners and they’re a huge hit.

I was visiting the Smitten Kitchen site recently and found this granola-crusted nut recipe. They looked interesting, […]

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Green Bean Salad

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When I was growing up, my mom used to make a string bean salad that consisted of blanched green beans, tossed with a jar of Italian salad dressing. She’d keep them in a bowl in the refrigerator and I’d munch on them whenever I saw them. They were delicious, and I’d eat them as a […]

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Pecan Sandies

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A friend of mine was talking about Pecan Sandies recently and I was inspired to make them. I loved the Keebler version as a child and hadn’t had them in ages. I brought these to my last PTA Executive Board meeting the other night. My co-president and I decided not to run again. We’ve held […]

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Spinach Salad with Chicken and Apples

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I have been making this spinach salad for years – longer than I’ve been married actually. I have no idea where I found the recipe. I’m so happy to finally be posting it. I made it last night as a light dinner and we gobbled it up. Not the boys, of course. That said, they […]

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