Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini “Linguine”

Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini Linguine

This Chicken with Lemon-Leek Zucchini “Linguine” is a result of my neighbor Bonnie’s generosity.  Continue Reading →

Drop Sugar Cookies {What Love Tastes Like}

drop sugar cookies

I don’t remember ever being in a hurry when staying with “Grandma Lets Me.” {Nor do I remember who first called her that – though it obviously came from the defense my siblings and I used to explain to our parents why their rules were silly and should be ignored. “But Grandma lets me…!!!”}
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Prairie Home Chicken with Apple Cranberry Sauce {The Bride Wore Red }

prairie home chicken apple cranberry sauce

Eighteen years ago this weekend, there was a huge storm, the bartender got caught in the elevator, and my older sister sang torch songs around the piano by candlelight long after the power had gone out. Continue Reading →

Pepper-Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin

pepper glazed goat cheese gratin

I remembered at the last minute that I was supposed to take something to a neighborhood gathering this past weekend {oops!}. Thankfully, I had most everything on hand to throw this Pepper-Glazed Goat Cheese Gratin together in about 5 minutes. It baked while I got ready to go.  Continue Reading →

Apple & Pear Pancakes

apple pear pancakes

When someone mentions doing a “cleanse” I think sacrifice, suffering, and counting the days until I can get back to “real food.” So it was a nice surprise when a recent post-vacation “reboot” left us with a stack of recipes that still make regular appearances at the table. In fact, these yummy Apple & Pear Pancakes are on the griddle most every Sunday morning. Continue Reading →

Roasted Salmon with Black Pepper and Ginger on Celery Root Puree

roasted salmon black pepper ginger

On the night we wandered in to the original Spago restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, we were told the wait could be three hours. But it was Spago for crying out loud – we’d wait! Continue Reading →

Coconut Cookies

coconut cookies

If you remember the scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks first attempts to open a fresh coconut, you’ll get an idea of how much I went through to bring you these Coconut Cookies! {Don’t worry, the recipe doesn’t require you to do this!}

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Fig Spread

Fig Spread

I nearly knocked a lady over in the produce section the other day when I saw a display of fresh figs and made an abrupt U-turn with my cart. Continue Reading →