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Roasted Golden Beet and Apple Puree

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


I met a woman at a party not too long ago and we bonded over our mutual love of cooking. Talk turned to our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, and she said that one of hers was the Beet Puree in the original Silver Palate Cookbook. Read more…

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Irish Potato Pancakes

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day is Monday and in honor of those of us with some “Irish” in us—today’s recipe is for a delicious side dish of potato pancakes. Read more…

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Corn, Mushroom and Leek Sauté

Thursday, September 19th, 2013


In my cooking world, I am always excited to find something new to do with vegetables and side dishes. Like anything else that I do everyday, it is easy to fall into a rut with my cooking, and repeat favorites instead of adding new things to the repertoire.

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Spring Green Vegetable Sauté

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


In the kitchen certainly, it takes just a little effort to make the ordinary a little more special. Asparagus in the spring is so readily available and so versatile that I find myself buying it at least once a week and frequently more. Read more…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Our family has always loved twice-baked potatoes and my effort with this dish was to find a way to make the sweet potato as comforting as our favorite russet. I’ve settled on this simple preparation that looks beautiful, Read more…

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Friday, September 28th, 2012

In the course of my travels, I have been to Brussels, Belgium a number of times. When I think of Belgian cuisine, I think of enjoying “mussels in Brussels” with divine French fries, an eel dish in a green sauce that was a treat to try—once– Read more…

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