Squash Sauté with Basil and Feta Flare

There is something about mini “things” that is appealing yet mysterious and fulfilling still delicate all in a big way. Like short quotes with big lessons….. If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the […]

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There’s a Hummus Among Us

Nothing fancy or revolutionary. Just a share. Simple recipe, tasty dip, no limit to customizations. Maybe more bean dip than hummus, but whatever. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas. Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. Why can’t they just have one name? Everybody wants to be original I guess. Scholars are at odds […]

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Reach and Read: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller Why yes it is! Who knew? Another, albeit non-fiction this time, in the run of foodie books. Tom shares more detail and depth about olive oil than you might have ever thought possible. Not quite as scandalous as say, blood diamonds (Yikes!), […]

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Meat Pocket Mini-Pie: Lamb Raisin Apricot Mushroom Empanada

A new protagonist in the epic saga of meat pockets – Pie Maker! In April, I crafted and shared my first try at empanadas (chicken and chorizo), chapter 5 in the series (view earlier chapters here). Today I share with you Chapter 6, prepare for the mini-pie revolution. Let me set the stage for you: […]

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Leftover Makeover: Potato Ham Pizza

Ready for a round of refrigerator roulette winner takes all? What’s at stake? Pommes de Terre Dauphinoise (cheesy sliced potatoes) from the other night and 2 slices of ham…. The gamble, that I can create a pizza in Tom Douglas’s likeness. At his restaurant, Serious Pie, (seriously awesome), he serves up a pizza with potatoes […]

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