Cauliflower Steaks with Pine Nut Dressing {and Giveaway!}

cauliflower steaks with pine nut dressing

I’d like to introduce you to someone I’ve never met – but sure would like to… Her name is Georgia Pellegrini, and she’s amazing. She’s the kind of gal you’d discover if you Googled the words “chef, adventurer, gunslinger, photographer, beautiful, brilliant.” She’s the real deal. And these Cauliflower Steaks with Pine Nut Dressing are from her latest book “Modern Pioneering.”

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Walnut Brownie Cookies

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On Saturdays during golf season, we have an open-door policy. The back door, that is. The one that faces the golf course. Friends and neighbors needing a bottle of water or other tasty beverage know that our rec-room fridge is always full and they’re welcome to whatever is in it.

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Wild Salmon, Orzo & Arugula Pesto en Papillote

salmon orzo arugula pesto en papillote

You’re looking for something impressive – yet simple; healthy – but full of flavor. This Wild Salmon, Orzo & Arugula Pesto en Papillote from Food & Wine magazine just might become your new go-to entree. Continue Reading →

Capellini Torte {a.k.a. Spaghetti Pie}

capellini torte spaghetti pie

When one of my favorite people on earth received a surprise cancer diagnosis recently, I wanted to DO something.  And not just say “Call me if you need anything” because they don’t call {mostly because they don’t know WHAT they need}.

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Garlic Soy Green Beans

 

garlic soy green beans

Memorable meals alway include two things – great food and great company. I’d argue that the more important of the two is the people you’re with. Continue Reading →

Zucchini “Pasta” with Turkey Meatballs {& Spiralizer giveaway!}

 

zucchini pasta turkey meatballs

Husband to guests: “Honey, why don’t you show everybody your spiralizer?” {Because who doesn’t want a demo of your new kitchen gadget when they’re invited to dinner?} Meanwhile, I secretly cringe, wondering if this question ranks right up there with “Honey, why don’t you pull up the video of Buffy’s dance recital so our friends can watch it?” Continue Reading →

Champagne Chicken & Asparagus

 

champagne chicken asparagus

I was fortunate to grow up in a home where family meal time was not the exception, it was the rule.  {And I mean rule!} I say “fortunate” in hindsight, because I wasn’t always so grateful for the ritual, although now I consider it a huge gift.   Continue Reading →

Chicken, Avocado & Mango Salad

chicken avocado mango salsa

Husband and I have started naming our different bike routes. Last weekend, our 15 mile ride took us along the Mississippi River and through downtown St. Paul. The last leg involved a 3/4 mile trek over the Mendota Bridge. Not a big deal, unless you’re afraid of heights and 4 lanes of traffic whizzing by at 65 miles an hour. Oops. Continue Reading →