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Lisa Zara
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Pistachio Caramel Monkey Bread
There are probably hundreds of different recipes for monkey bread. They can be sweet or savory, put in muffin tins, or bread or cake pans. You can use almost any kind of raw dough, so creating a recipe like this is so much fun ! They had those refrigerated ...

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Swedish Toffee Creams
A very old and dear friend passed away recently, so we attended the celebration of her life this last weekend. Carol and I worked together many years ago in a department store, and shared a love of sweet treats. So, it seems fitting that her family had some...

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Smoked Pork Green Chili
I had never experienced anything like this before I moved to Denver many years ago. There aren't may restaurants that don't have some version of this on their menu, and certainly no self-respecting taco shop would be without their own"special recipe" for gr...

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Candied Jalapenos
So, what do you do when you "over-purchase" hot peppers at the Farmer's Market ? You make candied jalapenos ! I honestly have never tried these; however, I am now a huge fan. I have always loved the combination of sweet and spicy, but this takes it to a new...

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Potato Leek Soup
I really love this soup. It's fairly simple to make, is vegetarian, and dairy free, so easy to share with people and not worry about dietary issues. The first time I had potato leek soups was many years ago in Ireland. Before that, potato soup for me was ch...

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Garlic Confit
It was quite awhile ago that I made a recipe for a sauce that called for garlic confit. So long ago, in fact, that I can't recall the original recipe. The garlic confit, however, I most definitely remember.  My husband is a big garlic fan, he will even eat ...

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Lemon Chicken with Tortellini and Spinach
I almost always find there is a "roundabout" way to my best recipes. This was one of those...  My husband saw a recipe on a friend's Facebook page, and asked if I could make it. So I purchased the ingredients needed, then set about making it. Then I started...

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"Magic" Chicken with Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
A couple of years ago, I made a dip to take a party, made from Greek yogurt, cilantro and lime. I unfortunately left it at home, so I needed to find some way to re-purpose it. I decided it might make a good marinade, and the "magic" chicken was born. During...

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Pickled Ginger
Post number three in the "lovely pickled things" series. Pickled ginger is mostly seen in Asian cuisine, in a strange pink form. This version is a much more zesty version, and I like to use the brine from it in vinaigrette as well. It is so versatile ! I us...

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Pickled Onions
As a follow up the previous post, pickled onions ! We love these on so many things. And, you are starting to see these more and more on the Food Network shows, so apparently I am "trending". They are so simple to make, I keep a jar in the refrigerator all t...
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