Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

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This is one of my new favorite salads. It’s easy to put together and surprisingly tasty. A batch of quick-pickled onions adds great flavor. I liked it both at room temperature as well as warm.

I didn’t have any pepitas, so I skipped them, but I am certain that they will be a welcome addition when […]

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Moroccan Spiced Spaghetti Squash

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My mother wasn’t a huge fan of spaghetti squash, so she never served it when we were growing up, consequently, I never buy it when I see it appear in stores in the fall. Last week I stopped at one of the last farm stands that is still selling vegetables, and I saw a big […]

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Hummus II

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With a couple of vegetarians in the house, we go through a lot of hummus. I have another hummus recipe on the blog, but wanted to make sure I posted this one because it’s currently my favorite. i love the ratio of ingredients and the addition of cumin.You can make this with canned chickpeas, but […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake

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It’s fall here in NY, and as the weather starts to gets nippy, I’m inspired to to bake with seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake is a sweet, seasonal breakfast treat that everyone in our house enjoyed. We are currently a group of six. Two of our boys are away at […]

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Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing

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I grew four different types of basil this summer and all of them did very well. The one kind I didn’t grow is Thai basil, and based on how many times I bought it at our farmer’s market this summer, I’ll definitely try to grow my own next summer. The star of this recipe […]

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Dill Pickles

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I have been doing a lot of cooking during this summer of pandemic, but I have been primarily relying on my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. That said, I have made a few new recipes this summer and these dill pickles are one of them.Dill pickles are surprisingly easy to make. If you see pickling cucumbers at […]

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Celery Soup

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I periodically buy celery for specific recipes and never use all of it. I was speaking to my sisters, who said that they make ‘ants on a log’ with their extra celery, but that didn’t sound too appealing to me, so I decided to use my extra celery to make celery soup, and I […]

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Cowboy Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

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As the weather gets warmer, I enjoy making big salads that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. They’re great for a quick lunch or side dish. Serve this dish with chips and you have a great appetizer.Because the avocado is bathed in dressing, it won’t turn brown! If you don’t […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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I bought a giant bag of cubed butternut squash at Costco a couple of months ago and it has been kicking around in my freezer. My mother bought the same bag and roasted some as a side-dish for dinner and didn’t love it. I love roasted vegetables, but based on my mom’s review I […]

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Polenta Florentine

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The photo isn’t so great, but this is a dish I make regularly, so I wanted to add the recipe to the blog. My husband and I love this dish. It uses something that for years I walked right by in a supermarket without paying any attention to it – a tube of polenta. […]

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