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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…

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    Cherry Pie for Two

    As I’m writing this, it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m awaiting the arrival of my daughter. She’s scheduled to have her wisdom teeth removed early tomorrow morning (and, ironically enough, my son is scheduled for…