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  • Baked Stuffed Pumpkin - a Thanksgiving Star

    This is one of my favorite fall recipes.  The presentation of a whole pumpkin with amazing aromas wafting from it will delight your dinner guests. ...
  • How to Roast a Turkey

    The first step in roasting the perfect turkey is the quality of the turkey you buy.  Check with your local butcher to see if heritage turkeys are a...
  • Tart and Sweet Cranberry Sauce

    Thanksgiving is upon us. I love that there is a holiday just for being grateful.  The past two years have been challenging for all of us, so restin...
  • Sweet Potato Soup

    A hearty Autumn soup to warm your bones. Can be made vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for vegetable broth or by using vegetarian "chick...
  • Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

    This scrumptious salad is a wonderful appetizer or side for a harvest dinner! Add turkey or chicken for protein to turn this into an easy lunch. 
  • Cooling Cucumber Soup

    We grow cucumbers in our small urban garden and they are prolific! We eat a lot of cucumber relish (I made one recently with some pickled cherries ...
  • Crunchy Cool Watermelon Peach Granita

    Granita is an easy, refreshing summer dessert.  This semi-frozen, dairy free dessert is originally from Sicily.  It is related to sorbet and Italia...
  • A Luscious Summer Salad

    Panzanella is one of my favorite ways to use up ripe summer tomatoes.  Panzanella, also called panmolle, is a Tuscan chopped salad with soaked day-...
  • Cool Summer Gazpacho

    Try this easy, cool summer soup loaded with veggies!
  • Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

    Elote is Mexican Street Corn, a rich delicious treat found on antojito carts in Mexico City.  The flavors of sweet corn, spicy chile, tart lime and...
  • We All Scream for Ice Cream

    The summer mantra! What is better on a hot day than silky cold custard sliding over your palate hitting every taste bud with cooling flavor?
  • The Emergence of Giants

    Yesterday it was announced that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for over $10 billion. Wow. Whole Foods had a humble, but visionary, beginning in Austin, TX, in 1980. John Mackey, one of the original founders, is still the CEO today and will remain after the buy-out. 

    This is our free market at work. John Mackey is being rescued from a weakening financial picture. Jeff Bezos is getting a great brand on which to build the online grocery shopping market, which he will undoubtedly do…and dominate. They will both be significantly financially rewarded for their innovation, and that is cool.