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  July is all about blueberries! This is prime blueberry season and I am trying to eat as many fresh, plump, juicy berries that I can get my hands on! Blueberries always remind me of Maine and many summers as

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This year for Valentine’s Day I am craving a quiet night in with a hearty bowl of soup…add a glass of wine, cozy oversized blanket, and a few shows on the DVR and I am one happy

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Sometimes getting back into the swing of the work week after the weekend can be tough…that’s why I have a few low maintenance dinner recipes in my cooking arsenal that I pull out for lazy Monday nights, such as this

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  Happy Valentine’s Day! One of my all time favorite desserts to make is Lemon Bars and this version created by Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) is my absolute favorite! It just wouldn’t be fitting to feature anything but a delicious

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During the fall months I’m a sucker for any baked good with pumpkin. These little crusty-topped cakes are perfect for a savory breakfast treat or as dessert! Really anytime of day pumpkin tastes delicious! The polenta provides a subtle crunch

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Nothing tastes like summer more than fresh blueberries – my husband and I always banter over which blueberries are better…Maine or Michigan. I always vote Maine but have to settle for fresh Michigan ones in Chicago (they’re really not that

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This Israeli couscous salad was truly a creation from leftover veggies in the fridge and fresh herbs growing in our garden. After enjoying a hot humid day outside in the sunshine a nice light, fresh, chilled dinner salad was the

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I love any easy, fresh, portable salad during the week for work lunches. This salad is perfect – easy to whip up at home on a weeknight and full of light, fresh flavors; yet hearty enough with the pasta noodles

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This Lemon Asparagus risotto is bright and elegant and full of creamy flavor. The combination of lemon and asparagus is an ode to Spring and the fresh produce starting to pop up in the farmer’s markets this time of year.

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If you have never had a popover you are truly missing out! This photo doesn’t give the popover the justice it deserves. From the outside they look like inflated muffins with crisp, crunchy edges but inside they are almost hollow

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