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    Homemade Dill Pickles

    Mike and I were doing our usual Costco run last weekend when I saw bags of baby cucumbers in the cold room. This reminded me of three things: I love dill pickles. It’s summer,…

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    Prickly Pear and Meyer Lemon Syrup

    When it comes to Christmas celebrations, we are mostly Christmas Eve people. That’s when we have our big family dinner. That’s when I experiment with the holiday menu. We save the gifts for Christmas…

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    Cookie Exchange Recipe Roundup

    Tis the season for holiday parties, Secret Santas, and cookie exchanges. I don’t think of myself as a particularly inventive gift-giver, so the holidays tend to be a little stressful for me–except when it…

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    Five for Friday: Pumpkin Recipes Edition

    I’ve already sung autumn’s praises in a previous Five for Friday post,  but today I’m getting up close and personal with my favorite harbinger of the season: the pumpkin. Whether you use them for…

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    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup for Two

    Photo Credit: Nathan Nelson, via Flikr I try really hard not to be a food snob. This is because I know that a.) many of our food choices are dependent on our geographical location,…

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    Streusel-Topped Baked Apples for Two

    Baked apples were not a dessert I remember my mother making. She was the master of apple pie, so perhaps she just stuck with what she knew we loved. The first time I had…