Dried Asian Pear Salad

I believe the best salads occur when I clean out the cupboards. That’s exactly what happened here. I always have spring greens and carrots on hand. The dried Asian pears were extra samples from an

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Glazed Chocolate Torte

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the aroma of chocolate is in the air. Forget the heart-shaped box of chocolates and bake with your boo instead. This cake is so rich and dense; a

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Blini with Smoked Salmon

I have to admit, I’m obsessed with the Two Fat Ladies. (I own all four seasons on DVD.) It was a popular cooking show in the late 90’s that featured Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer

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Spicy Apricot Wings

I will never understand the appeal of American football. While shopping for a dimmer switch at Home Depot, a man approached me and asked, “How ‘bout them Steelers?” Without missing a beat I responded, “I’m

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Jelly

This recipe is so easy I was hesitant about posting it. It’s just toasted bread, cheese and a dollop of jelly after all. Then I remembered the number of times this simple combination has saved

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