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Bruleed Banana Java Pie

Ice Cream Directions: Combine 2 cups milk, sugar, coffee, and salt in saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved.  Once sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and let steep for approximately 45 minutes. Reheat until steamy.  Pour in remaining 1 cup milk. In separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks.  Pour the […]

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Roasted Spring Veggie Salad with Sweet Garlic Dressing

Dressing Directions: Put 1 tablespoon olive oil, head of garlic, salt, pepper, and a splash of agave in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat till the garlic is lightly toasted. Combine roasted garlic, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor and blend.  Adjust seasoning to taste.   Salad […]

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Up until recently, it seemed that was a fairly accurate weather report around these parts. Well, maybe only the meatball part if you live at my house. If I picture meatballs its usually the “on top of spaghetti all covered in cheese” variety. When it comes to cooking meatballs, however, it seems my mind travels far […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Swedish Meatballs

Directions MEATBALLS Preheat oven to 425. Put squash, mushrooms, and onion in  the bowl of a food processor and pulse till the pieces are about the same size as your ground meat. Pour your processed veg into a large bowl and combine all remaining meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly.  My meatballs were rather soft (almost […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Asian Meatballs

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into meatballs and place on greased cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake till cooked through (approximately 10-15 minutes) Serve over rice topped with steamed cabbage.  Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and be sure to have […]

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Here’s to a SOUPER Summer!

Spring is quickly turning into summer which means warmer days and (probably) less soup but it seems that half of the people I encounter have a case of the sniffles courtesy of seasonal allergies. For me, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and itchy eyes equal soup weather no matter the temperature outside. I am a sucker […]

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A Smattering of Recipes

I apologize that I have been a little remiss with my blogging as of late, for various and sundry reasons.  The good news is that, while I may not have been writing about it, I have continued to cook for and feed my family and I am finally able to share those recipes with you!  Instead of […]

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Baklava Pop Tart

To make the filling: Pulse pecans and walnuts together until they are finely minced, careful not to over process into a meal. To the food processor, add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times to combine. Place filling into a medium bowl. To make the syrup, combine all ingredients in a small saucepot. Over […]

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Collard Dolmas

In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa and lentils, currants, parsley, shallot, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring a large pot of water to simmer. Remove the tough ends for the stems of the collard. Dip each collard in the simmer water […]

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Kale Winter Salad with Apples, Fried Hazelnuts, & French Toast Croutons

Makes 4 side salads. Salad Prep: Slice brussels in half and drizzle them with a little olive oil or coconut oil. Roast Brussels sprouts at 400 for 20 minutes. To prepare the hazelnuts, heat your oven to 375 and roast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes until skins are loose. Let them cool, then rub the skins […]

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