Category Archives: snackies

Classic Pesto with Grilled Bread

Something about starting the school year gives me a distinct and unquenchable desire to take a vacation.  It must have something to do with the impending loss of freedom and gain of anxiety (not to mention those cruel early morning … Continue reading

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Unlike those three gents outside who installed my new gutters in under three hours, I have accomplished very little today. See? Gutters. Fascinating. So, there’s a closet to be organized, a bathroom to be cleaned and a book to be … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion-Shallot Dip and Rosemary-Pecan Goat Cheese

Among all the fall splendor of late, there’s been plenty of cooking and recipe testing chez moi.  I’ve got posts backed up to kingdom come and barely know where to begin.  But I’ll try. There was a trip to the … Continue reading

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Black Bean Mango Salad (I Mean Salsa) with Sherry Vinegar and Lime

I’ve been in an unsurprisingly not worky mood (see how that’s done?  Make up a word, put it in italics, then it’s ok) in the two weeks since I’ve become a self-professed, albeit temporary, woman of leisure.  It turns out that although … Continue reading

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Chorizo and White Cheddar Quesadillas

There aren’t many ills that a weekend, say, in the middle of Lake Erie can’t cure.  Not for this girl anyways.  I feel a renewed zest for life even from a short one-nighter, especially if it’s to an unknown corner I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Maple Blueberry Smoothie

Have you noticed that smoothies have been making a huge comeback lately?  Everyone from  Gwyneth to Bon Appétit magazine has been extolling the virtues of this ever popular blended beverage, combining ingredients such as chocolate and avocado or parsley and banana.  While those are … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

I know that from a foodie standpoint, kale chips are nothing new, not a revelation of any kind.  One might even say that they are “so ’08”. When I mentioned them to my friend Christine, she told me that her … Continue reading

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A Super Bowl of Nachos

What a difference an article and a preposition make.  I admit, I’ve been completely remiss in my blogging duties of late and I should have given you this sooner.  I can’t explain it.  Well, actually, I can.  I’ve been cooking … Continue reading

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