Sweet Potato, Cranberry, and Pecan Gratin

November 26, 2015 Dinner

sweet potatoes with candied pecans and strawberries

A sweet potato, cranberry, and pecan dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime during cranberry season.

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Apple and Wensleydale with Cranberries Pizza

November 22, 2015 Dessert

Cranberry Wensleydale Honeycrisp pizza

A dessert pizza perfect for late fall with apples, Cranberry Wensleydale, and cranberry sauce.

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Vegetarian Mushroom ‘Bacon’

September 12, 2015 All Year

shiitake bacon

Mushroom ‘bacon’ made with portobellos or shiitakes.

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Spring Salad with Fava Beans, Asparagus, Chive and Viola Flowers

July 18, 2015 Dairy free

salad with violas and cherry tomatoes

A fresh salad with spring ingredients: violas, chives, asparagus, fava beans, plus yellow cherry tomatoes.

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Cocoa Cherry Energy Bars

June 28, 2015 All Year

cocoa cherry energy bars

Quick chocolate cherry energy bars for the road or trail.

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Maple Candied Pecans, the Oven Method

June 15, 2015 All Year

maple candied pecans on parchment

Pecans roasted in the oven with maple sugar, salt and demerara sugar.

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Crab Louie

May 6, 2015 Dairy free

Crab Louie salad

A modern tweak of the old-school classic Crab Louie salad.

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Raspberry Liqueur Whipped Cream

April 9, 2015 All Year

whipped cream with raspberry liqueur

A quick raspberry-sweetened whipped cream.

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Artichoke Roasted Hazelnut Dip

March 28, 2015 All Year

roasted hazelnut artichoke dip

This artichoke roasted hazelnut dip is inspired by one of the homemade spreads at Purple Cafe. I had the pleasure of dining there last week with my family when two of my boys’ spring breaks coincided for one brief but lovely weekend. I split the batch and made half with

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Pavlova with Raspberry Cream

March 24, 2015 Dessert

pavlova with raspberry cream and fresh raspberries

My first pavlova! A light, gluten-free dessert: basically a giant merengue topped with whipped cream, and in this case, raspberries and blackberries.

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