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Superbowl Snacks

Many of you are probably mourning the Pats not making the Superbowl (in our house we are Buffalo Bills fans, so we are used to this feeling).  Well, all that means is you can pay less attention to the

Cornbread Combos

It’s been awhile since my last post—between the holidays I moved into a new home and have been busybusy getting settled and was not doing a lot of cooking!  Now I’m back in action with my new

Homemade Crockpot Applesauce

If your kids are anything like mine, any piece of fruit with a bruise, discoloration, or imperfection gets pushed to the back of the crisper drawer in our fridge.  The longer they stay in there, the

Chicken and Stars Soup

My grandmother made the very best chicken soup — ever. She actually called it “Chicken and Stars Soup” because she opted for the little star (“stelline”) pasta instead of the more traditional

Fresh Figs with Roquefort

The minute I see fresh figs gracing the supermarkets, I snap them up. Figs have two seasons:  a short one in early summer, then a slightly longer one in late summer/early fall.  They aren’t around for

Classic Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomatoes are in season, and when you buy them super fresh and local, the flavor is unbeatable!  Unfortunately, my stint with a vegetable garden was short lived (no green thumbs here!), but I’ve been

In Season: Fresh Corn Panzanella Salad with Basil

I grew up eating Schoharie corn, which was widely known in our area as the best corn around.  When it was in season, we ate it several times a week with dinner.  Perfectly crunchy and sweet, it needed

Red, White, and Blue Salad

Years ago, I’d written down the idea for this salad on a piece of scrap paper which ended up stuffed in the front of my overflowing recipe box. I’d all but forgotten about it until one day I decided

Five Minute Guacamole

There is nothing like fresh guacamole.  My favorite local restaurant guacamole is at Bodega in Fairfield, and my favorite fresh guac for purchase is at The Pantry (also in Fairfield).  When making

Summery Watermelon-Cucumber Salsa

Nothing says summer to me like watermelon.  Most of the time watermelon is eaten in slices or perhaps cubed in a fruit salad, but we often don’t think of using watermelons in recipes.  Over Memorial