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Pear, Leek and Gruyére Turnovers

pear leek and gruyere turnovers

I opened the front door the other day to find the nicest surprise. On the porch was a box from Harry & David – so I knew that whatever was inside would be a delicious treat. I dusted the snow off of the box and opened it to find gorgeous apples, perfect pears and Gouda cheese. It was a very thoughtful gift from faraway friends.

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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 →

Healthy Chips :: Pears & Sweet Potatoes & Bananas, oh my!

pear chips

How’s that healthy-eating New Year’s Resolution going for you? If you’re like most people who make one, there’s a 29% chance that it’s faded into a distant memory already. I don’t know about you, but the hardest part of trying to eat healthy is finding snacks that don’t “break the bank” calorie or carb-wise.  I crave something with CRUNCH.  Enter Pear Chips – and Sweet Potato Chips, and Kale Chips and yes, Banana Chips. Continue Reading →

Pear & Fig & Caramelized Onion Flatbread

pear fig flatbread

We are getting a little anxious for spring and summer to arrive here in Minnesota…  When it does, we fire up the Weber regularly.  When I got over my fear of the grill (I was sure I’d blow up the house) I started grilling everything!

Our favorite go-to griller?   It’s flatbread, hands down!

{First, a note about grilling:  If you’re a charcoal purist, forgive me, but for “Grilling 101” I needed the heat control of gas.  Speaking of heat control, you’ve probably already figured out not to get too close to your subject to peek for doneness.  I’ve been known to melt my mascara just enough to threaten sealing my eyes shut.  Anyway, I hope to move up to charcoal someday, but right now, I just light a charcoal-scented candle to create the ambiance.  I’m kidding about the candle.  Kind of.*}

Back to the pear & fig flatbread…

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