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Cumin Black Bean Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

One of the keys to cooking is finding a recipe you like and making it your own. That’s how I came up with these cumin black beans. Years and years ago, I found a recipe for black beans with lime … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Soba Noodle Salad

My friend Jim likes to smoke salmon, and the other day he was generous enough to give me some. It was perfect timing because I’d been thinking about making soba noodle salad with smoked salmon. This salad is something you … Continue reading

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Swiss Pear Tart with Edelbrand Plum Brandy

A couple months ago, I went to Marthasville, MO, to visit Edelbrand Pure Distilling. The business, which is owned by Lynn DeLean-Weber, Martin Weber, and their daughter Tess DeLean, makes vinars, or Swiss brandy. “Vinars” is word in Romansh, or … Continue reading

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Making My Own Pizza

I’ve wanted to make my own pizza for a long time but I never took the plunge. Part of the reason was because I didn’t own a pizza stone, but it was also because I was intimidated by the process. … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

A week ago after I brought carrot cake muffins to work, one of my colleagues emailed me. “I wish your baking spree didn’t coincide with my diet,” she said, and I was sad. I wished she could try the muffins. … Continue reading

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Twice Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes

If you follow this blog or my Instagram, it’s no secret that I love sweet potatoes. They’re one of my favorite foods year-round but I especially love them during the winter, when the cold weather almost drives me insane and … Continue reading

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Kale and Caramelized Onion Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

When I saw this recipe, I immediately knew I had to make it. It combines a bunch of my favorite things including eggs, sweet potato, and kale. Normally on a weekday night, I’m less apt to try a complicated recipe. … Continue reading

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