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BLT sandwich (brinjal, lettuce, tomato)

This isn’t your typical BLT sandwich as it uses eggplant bacon. Say what?  Eggplant bacon has been circulating the web for quite some time but yours truly only recently heard about it when I saw it pop up on Instagram.  Eggplant (aka aubergine or brinjal) is known for its deep purple and glossy skin.  Some…

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Quinoa Salad with Bacon and Lemon Vinaigrette

Quinoa Salad with Bacon and Lemon Vinaigrette

I love cookbooks and I have an eclectic mix which I have collected over the years as gifts or ones I purchased.  My husband and kids all know that if they’re in doubt as to what to get me for Christmas or birthdays…a cookbook will be happily received!  I like the ones that are unique,…

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Baked Beans & A Tribute To Lunch Hour NYC

Baked Beans & A Tribute To Lunch Hour NYC

Last Fall, after walking by the New York Public Library numerous times, I decided to explore this magnificent-looking building and I am glad I did!  On the main level was a tribute to the Quick-Lunch an exhibit you can still see until February 17th.   New Yorkers in the early 1900’s were focused on time,…

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Oatmeal Molasses Brown Bread

Oatmeal Molasses Brown Bread

The smell of homemade bread cooking in the oven brings back a floodgate of food memories for me.  My mom was always baking and homemade bread was a staple in our house.  It’s been years since I made any white bread and even longer for brown.  Bread making in my family goes back four generations.  …

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BlueStar Cookware – review

BlueStar Cookware

Two weeks ago I received an email from Wendy of SmartClick Advertising asking if I would be interested in evaluating a set of BlueStar cookware.  To be honest, my initial thought was how could this possibly compare with the set of All-Clad d5 I already use?  After doing a bit of research on the company…

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Scallop and Pesto Purses – A Tribute to Julia Child

I was in Barnes and Noble bookstore last week and in the cooking section (yes, I know – shock!) when I was about to leave I spied an end unit displaying Julia Child’s cookbook:  Baking With Julia: Savor The Joys of Baking with America’s Best Bakers.  I paused to take note and began casually flipping…

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Gruyère-Crusted Leeks and Apples

I love the combination of leeks and apples…they pair well together and top it off with cheese – a match made in foodie heaven!  Leeks are related to garlic and onions and are chock-full of nutrients.  They have a delicate flavor and a sweeter taste than onions.  You may have noticed ‘ramps’ in the produce…

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Thyme-Roasted Parsnips and Pears

Another scrumptious recipe from Ripe.  I have enjoyed this color-drenched cookbook and because it’s that good I have attached a quick video of the book.  Once you view the video you’ll soon see why I love it.  I’m a advocate for mixing things up and combining food groups that perhaps in the past were considered…

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