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Swedish Visiting Cake

This is cake is so wonderful and SO easy to make, I actually made it twice this week.  It’s light and thin with a golden sugar crust and the interior is soft, chewy, and moist.  It perfectly compliments a morning cup of coffee and only takes a few minutes to whip together. This cake is […]

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Mashed Chickpea Spread on Grilled Bread

I have to admit that I’ve been getting a little tired of traditional dips and spreads offered at holiday gatherings this year.  It seems like wherever you go you always see the same-old tired offerings….Some Spinach + Artichoke Dip, maybe some sort of dried out stuffed mushroom, a lackluster cheese platter….I KNOW you know what […]

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I Made Me a Chicken!

It occurred me to the other day that while I’ve probably made countless chicken recipes over my cooking career, I’ve never actually made a WHOLE chicken at once.  I’ll admit that secretly, I had always been a little intimidated by the whole chicken.  Something about it being broken down into its various parts always made […]

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Red-Skinned Potatoes

I believe that even if you aren’t a great cook, as long as you can master a few basic dishes, you’ll always be able to please a crowd with a meal.  On top of that, sometimes it’s nice to just stick with a few simple ingredients because most food does not need a lot of […]

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Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

My dad loves broccoli as a side dish, but he always makes it the same boring way. Boiled. Until almost mushy. Kinda gross… (sorry Dad) Roasting vegetables is definitely the way to go.  Of course, that’s just my opinion. There’s really no fancy trick to this recipe.  Just a combination of winning ingredients. Preheat your […]

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Make-Ahead Creamy Baked Penne with Chicken, Artichokes, Lemon, and Tarragon

Our good friends Annie and Spencer had their first baby girl this past weekend.   Being a new parent is hard enough without having to worry what you’re going to eat that night and then subsequently prepare that meal.  While take-out is always an option, it can old pretty fast (and usually ends up not […]

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Iced Lemon Cookies (and a Girl Scout confession)

Every year there is always at least one woman around the office selling girl scout cookies on behalf of their kid. I’ll admit, I was always one of those kids whose mom did 99% of their cookie sales at her office and I frequently won the coveted “Highest Cookie Sales” badge as a Brownie. Some […]

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Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

A few weekends ago, Jeff and I hosted a small XMAS party in our new home.  It goes without saying that our friends like to imbibe now and again.  In addition to the normal wine and beer offerings, I thought that I’d spice up the holidays with a festive drink for everyone to enjoy. (OK, […]

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Lemon Shrimp Scampi

Welcome BSD food tourists!  You’re not the crowd that I usually cater to (no pun intended), but I’m happy to have you here. While I was making this for dinner Monday night, Jeff asked if he could feature the recipe on this week’s “Snacks on Snacks” post.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought […]

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Sautéed Chicken with Spinach and Feta Orzo

Easy chicken breast recipes are a staple in my kitchen.  They’re healthy and I usually have at least a few packs of those individually vacuum-sealed chicken breasts in my freezer from Costco (if you don’t already use these, they are amazing and so incredibly convenient!  Costco sells them for a bunch of other kinds of […]

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