A.B.C. Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 10th, 2011

Around some circles, I have the reputation for throwing together a tasty salad.  Oh, yes.  I do make good salad.  I even wrote a post about it…

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Apple-Blueberry Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 24th, 2008

I bought some awesome blueberries the other day and wish I'd bought more. My little girl has eaten almost all of them by herself. I managed to steal…

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Basil Pesto

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2008

I harvested my basil today. Nothing tastes as good as something fresh from the garden--especially fresh basil. Basil Pesto Ingredients: 2-3…

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Broccoli Microgreen-Quinoa Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

Posted on May 9th, 2012

Yesterday I ran up to La Nay Ferme before I took my youngest to her fabulous art class to pick up my pot of broccoli microgreens.  I really, really,…

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Buttermilk Syrup

Posted on May 11th, 2006

My mom's friend, Carolyn, gave her this recipe for Buttermilk Syrup. It is hands-down the best syrup I have ever tasted in my life! Everyone who…

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Cashew Sour Cream.

Posted on Feb 9th, 2011

Have you ever heard of cashew sour cream? I have to confess that I love cashews before I go on. It would be unfair to not get that out in the…

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Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

Posted on May 30th, 2012

In June of 2006, right after my son was born, my dear friend Jenni brought us Chicken Gyros for dinner. WHOA. They were so good.  I begged her for…

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Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Broccoli and Miso Tahini Sauce

Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Broccoli and Tahini Sauce

Posted on Feb 13th, 2017

These Coconut Quinoa Bowls will have your tastebuds rocking out. Topped with tender-crisp roasted broccoli and yummy tahini sauce for a delicious,…

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Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

I am a huge fan of cranberries. I think it goes back to the days when I was a little girl and I would visit my grandma's house. She always, always,…

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Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Posted on Aug 4th, 2007

My own take on the yummy dressing from Cafe Rio. Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup low fat buttermilk 2-3 Tbsp. light…

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DIY Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

With Thanksgiving arriving this week, I have had herbs and spices on my mind. One thing I always seem to forget to buy is poultry seasoning. That's…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice (Kicked Up a Notch!)

Posted on Sep 4th, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Spice is probably our most-used and loved baking spice blend. All fall and winter long, and sometimes in the warmer months, we add a…

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Fish Tacos with Chunky Guacamole and Mango Salsa

Posted on Oct 27th, 2016

Can we have a little chat about tacos? It can be rather difficult for me to find great tacos where I live. So I either have to make them myself, or…

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Fruity Guacamole with Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips

Posted on Jul 25th, 2012

As I mentioned last week, I was able to attend evo conference.  I was able to attend a fun dinner sponsored by the California Avocado Commission…

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Gluten Free Coconut Buckwheat Pancakes with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

My friend, Becky, and I team up once a month with a theme and then we come up with a recipe.This month I chose the theme, Easter. Be sure to hop on…

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Gluten-Free Onion Rings with Pumpkin Sage Aioli

Posted on Nov 20th, 2015

Way back in the summer, which feels like ages ago now (ha!), I made some gluten-free onion rings one night to go along with our dinner. I don't…

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Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

I always feel a little sheepish when I post a pesto recipe.  Pesto is a no-brainer kind of recipe.  I feel like everyone knows how to make it. …

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Grilled Lamb Patties and 14 Hands Wine

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2012

  I enjoy the flavor wine imparts in my cooking, so I was happy to team up with 14 Hands Winery to do some summer grilling. They sent me some…

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Posted on Aug 4th, 2007

I've been enjoying my molcajete to make guacamole. Of course, you don't really need a molcajete, but it's fun to use one anyway since I have it. I've…

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Happy St. Paddy’s!

Posted on Mar 17th, 2009

(image via I dropped the ball this year. Last month I was going to try corning a beef brisket myself. The process takes a few…

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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart with Cherry Tomato Compote and Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography Review

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with this tasty Herbed Goat Cheese Tart! I think this is the first year I have actually made a pie (tart) for 3.14.  I was…

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Easy Cheese Christmas Appetizers |

Holiday Entertaining: 3 Easy Cheese Christmas Appetizers

Posted on Dec 11th, 2012

I've partnered with Harmons Grocery to bring you three easy Christmas appetizers to serve at your next holiday party. When I was first married, I…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Posted on May 16th, 2012

Remember what I said about salad with ranch dressing a few days ago?  I meant that gloopy, greasy, overly sweet stuff from the bottle.  Not this…

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Hot Salmon Spinach Dip

Posted on Aug 28th, 2012

Raise your hand if you always order spinach dip for your appetizer when you're eating out?  (I'm raising my hand.)  I love the stuff.  Usually it…

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How To Make Brown Butter

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Ah, brown butter. Everyone's favorite food group. Butter is pretty great already, but when you cook it and it gets all nutty and brown, that's…

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Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe with Oregano Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

As promised, the recipe for the Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad.  Truly, I haven't met a chickpea salad I haven't loved.  But this one is the…

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Meyer Lemon Curd

Posted on May 8th, 2014

My dear friend Becky (Project Domestication) and I team up every month and share a recipe based on a theme we've chosen. This month Becky chose…

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Mixed Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Posted on Jul 4th, 2008

Mixed Greens Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Serves 4 Ingredients: For salad: 1 bag mesclun greens (can use spinach instead) 1-2 tart apples,…

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Mixed Greens with Fresh Strawberry-Herb Dressing

Posted on May 11th, 2013

If you have plans for a Mother's Day get together this weekend, I have a recipe for you.  A GREAT recipe.  It's so good that everyone will…

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Mixed Greens with Pears, Dried Black Currants and Apricot Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 12th, 2008

This is a play on a recipe my husband's Aunt Robin made a few summers ago for a family party. It was such a huge hit that several of our family…

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Orange Miso Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 26th, 2012

One ingredient that I see over and over again in my vegan cookbooks is miso.  As a kid I hated miso with a passion.  Could not stand it.  We had a…

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Peach Balsamic Vanilla Vinaigrette

Posted on May 8th, 2012

Salad is my favorite food, I think.  I eat salad almost every single day.  I even wrote a salad guide on Make and Takes a few years ago.  I like…

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Peach Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

Peach Buttermilk Bread Pudding.  Could there be a more perfect comfort food?  I think not.  It is nearly impossible to compete with my husband's…

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pork tenderloin with thyme-fennel spice rub

Pork Tenderloin with Thyme-Fennel Spice Rub and Cider Cream Sauce

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014

Pork tenderloin is incredible when prepared well. And by that, I mean it should not be the least bit overcooked, but still pink on the interior.…

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Provolone Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Arugula-Oregano Pesto

Posted on Jun 29th, 2012

Sometimes I say to myself, "Really?  You're going to post this on your blog?  Something people don't really need a recipe for?"  And I say answer,…

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Quick Broiled Barramundi Fillets with Puttanesca Sauce

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

As I've spent the last few months cooking with Barramundi, I've seen just how versatile it really is. I love that it is sustainably farmed using…

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Quick Cucumber Pickles

Posted on Aug 16th, 2012

It used to be that I couldn't walk away from a grocery store without a few jars of pickles. Our family goes crazy over anything pickled. We've…

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Quick Pickled Strawberries

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2012

After eating lunch at Finca in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago, I haven't been able to stop thinking about the pickled strawberries I had on my…

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Quick Tip: Marinating Avocados

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

Today I want to share a quick tip that will change the way you eat avocados.  I learned about marinating avocados from the California Avocado dinner…

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Radishes with Vegan Coconut Butter

Posted on Apr 30th, 2012

So...the original recipe for the Vegan Coconut Butter is titled "coconut margarine." I don't want to call it that because the word conjures up bad…

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Recipe for Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

Meyer lemons are the hybrid of mandarin oranges and true lemons. Also, they are my favorite citrus fruit. I look forward to these sweet lemons all…

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Roasted Persimmon Butter with Buckwheat-Teff Scones

Posted on Dec 7th, 2015

I think I have finally found the spread to beat all others - Roasted Persimmon Butter. Over on Instagram, I mentioned that I have been buying…

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Roasted Tomato Salsa

Posted on Jul 6th, 2012

I love me some salsa. And I really love me some of this salsa. I've already made it twice in one week. The chips are optional, by the way. A spoonful…

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Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Shrimp Gyros with Rosemary Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Apr 4th, 2013

My family often requests chicken gyros for dinner.  It's totally a family favorite.  My oldest daughter loves those gyros and has ever since she…

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Salmon Burger_Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad

Salmon Burgers with Quick-Pickled Cucumber Salad

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

It's #BurgerWeek! In conjunction with some of my favorite food bloggers, hosted by Noshon.It, we are bringing you a full week of crazy delicious…

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Salmon Nicoise Salad with Carrot and Yogurt Sauce

Posted on Jun 13th, 2012

I was at Whole Foods in Downtown Salt Lake City last week, and guess what I saw?  A big ol' sign announcing they had Copper River Salmon.  They had…

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Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce with Fennel

Posted on Mar 9th, 2014

I really relied on my slow cooker to get me through the winter. I use it almost every day to cook beans and other things. It's easy for me to…

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Strawberry-Pear Salad with Creamy Mustard and Fennel Pollen Dressing

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2012

I'm ready for Spring.  Anyone with me? The past week has been a foggy blur of fevers and coughing so hard I wet my pants too many times to count.…

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Posted on Jun 9th, 2008

With all the sun-dried tomato pesto we've been consuming around here the past few weeks, I have decided that it would be appropriate for me to go…

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Sunday Breakfast: Toad-in-the-Hole with Onion Gravy

Posted on Oct 9th, 2009

On Sunday, I wanted to make a big breakfast. Usually my husband has meetings early in the morning until late in the evening on Sundays. I'm alone…

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Thyme Aioli

Posted on Jul 13th, 2013

It's July.  It's hot outside and I don't really know why, but this time of year has me craving oven fries with aioli.  This Thyme Aioli sure hit…

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Tomato Juice Dressing and Vinaigrette Recipes

Posted on Dec 8th, 2015

You may remember earlier in the year when I teamed up with award winning Natalie's Orchid Island Company to create a new recipe using one of their…

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Vanilla Chai Spice Applesauce

Vanilla Chai-Spiced Chunky Applesauce (Naturally Sweetened)

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

I know it seems kind of silly now, but for a while I was a little embarrassed to admit how much I like applesauce. I would "buy it for my kids" or…

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Vegetarian Chili with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sour Cream

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013

On Tuesday morning I was feeling particularly stressed out about all of the things I needed to accomplish this week. It's been such a long week. I'm…

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Watercress Citrus Salad with Olive-Caper Vinaigrette

Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

I don't know what to write about this salad other than it's probably the prettiest salad I've ever made, and definitely one of the tastiest. I get…

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White Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Proscuitto Salad

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2008

Make this salad to your own tastes--as little or as much of each component as you like. I think you will like it as much as we did. White Bean,…

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White Beans with Carrot and Radish Top Gremolata and Pan-Roasted Root Veggies

Posted on May 7th, 2012

That was a mouthful to type!  I kinda have a penchant for beans--especially white beans.  I kinda just love them a lot.  For awhile I've been…

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Wilted Arugula Salad

Posted on Apr 30th, 2012

Can we just talk about how much I love arugula?  SO much. Can we also talk about how excited I was to get a bag of arugula with my CSA share last…

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