Layered Lasagna in a Jar

Lasagna comes in layers, yet it never comes in a jar – until now. I often sit and admire both the beauty and the practicality of the “salad in a jar” trend. The bold and bright layers of goodness, stacked upon each other, bursting in green, red, yellow and all sorts of other gorgeous goodness…

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Sweet Miso Glazed Radishes

So, if raw radishes have a little too much bite – too much pepper – and too much spice, it’s time to softly glaze the brilliant and bright little bulbs: Sweet Miso Glazed Radishes Slightly sautéing the spring and summer roots removes just a bit of the crunch, most all of the bite, and enhances…

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Swirled Veggie Stacks and Copper River Salmon

I have been envisioning stacks of swirled veggies, whipped and whirled green and white, coupled with the amazingly brilliant and deep luscious coral hue of Copper River Sockeye salmon for weeks now. You see, Copper River salmon is one of those rare gems that is only available for just a few weeks out of the…

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Polish Up Your Knife Skills – It’s a Video!

  Knives… They are intimidating! Yikes. Thus, a little video blurb on how to improve your knife skills. What’s the best way to hold a knife? What’s the safest way to use a knife? How to choose a knife? How to safely chop food? I’m not new to the kitchen. Oh no, I’m not. But,…

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, vegetables, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers. Other ingredients may include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and salt. Doesn’t it just all sound…

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Recipe Revisit: Basil Ginger Meatballs

I originally created this recipe for Basil Ginger Meatballs nearly two years ago. While we often eat the same things over and over again ~ night after night of the “kitchen sink” staple (I know it doesn’t seem that way – the interwebs are all a silly illusion), it really was time to re-create this…

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Parsley Pasta Perfected

Homemade Pasta… yes, handmade, homemade, and happiness made… The days in the kitchen spent with friends, creating and crafting the most gorgeous and delectable food things on earth are truly what make my heart sing. Great fun, friends, and fantastic food. I am in heaven. It’s beautiful. It’s homemade. It’s delicious. It’s easy. It’s gluten-free….

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Parsley Pasta Perfected

Homemade Pasta… yes, handmade, homemade, and happiness made… The days in the kitchen spent with friends, creating and crafting the most gorgeous and delectable food things on earth are truly what make my heart sing. Great fun, friends, and fantastic food. I am in heaven. It’s beautiful. It’s homemade. It’s delicious. It’s easy. It’s gluten-free….

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Rosie Roasted Chicken

It’s probably unwise to name my food before I cook it ~ We’re not keen to forming attachments to our precious animal “friends” before consumption in our household, yet, I consistently find myself creating cute little character calls for my chickens. Perhaps it’s because I’m not a huge fan of chicken in general…maybe naming her “Rosie” makes…

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Peppered Protein Power

There are simply those days when I feel like I need a power boost of protein. I just CRAVE it. You know what I mean? The fresh, clean energy of just pure protein. And we’re talking real protein here, real food. Not just a powder or a bar. REAL protein. Next to water, protein makes…

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