Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

They say chicken soup is for the soul. Indeed, it is. Nourishing, soothing, satisfying… It’s also known as the “Jewish Penicillin.” And, I do believe, it’s the very best when served from the pot of a fellow loving soul… Whether that be Mom, Dad, friend, neighbor, or otherwise. I simply love standing in the kitchen,…

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Spanish Lemon Manchego Ricotta Torte

I’m actually really, really proud of this post. Not just the photos…the colors…the exceptional outcome ~ the taste, the smell, the sight.. It’s all of it, actually. The whole package. I’m so very pleased about the fact that the idea conceptualized in an instant. And, I’m beaming over the depth of flavor and how it all so…

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Buttered Pecan Peach Jam

What to do with all those leftover peaches… Leftover peaches? That NEVER happens in our house. Fresh peaches are consumed daily during peak season here in our household. And to preserve that goodness and transfer it over to “other” peachy items of goodness, a simple spiced jam, swirled and topped with Buttery Pecan Crumble, I’m…

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Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie

While it’s not necessarily pumpkin pie season yet, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fans know the spiced up season starts early…September, in fact. So here we are. Thus, I say pumpkin pie season shall start early this year and every year. And a pumpkin pie topped with Butter Pecan brittle will leave you “craving4more” of the…

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Chocolate Cherry Berry Tiara Cake

I’ve been dreaming of ways to use my Tiara Cake Pan again. Lemon Custard and Strawberries fit the bill one time, but this time I wanted chocolate. Deeply, dense, and delicious DARK chocolate ~ and berries. Maybe I wanted a glass of wine… Maybe I just wanted something beautiful. (I actually envisioned this as a…

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No Bake Squash Cupcakes

We all need a little bit more collagen in our lives. Collagen is important for skin and bone health – As well as supplying the important amino acids for collagen stores in your body, gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen also have gut-healing benefits that might be even more important from a health perspective. Thus, I present to you a yummy no-bake “cupcake” recipe using grass-fed gelatin and…

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Lemon Oregano Brazil Nut Crumble

It’s a pesto. It’s a spread. It’s a sauce. It’s a butter. It’s an accoutrement. It’s a crumble. It’s akin to the tantalizing texture topping a summer berry cobbler or crisp, only savory. It’s pretty much everything all in one…and it’s delicious… Can anyone else name a well known seed that’s been masquerading as a…

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Garden Fresh Rosemary Tomato Sauce

It’s that time of year again when homegrown tomatoes begin to multiply overnight and piles and piles appear ripe and ready day after day. I don’t think I’ll ever run out of ways to use up those precious little gems ~ Candied Tomatoes Cumin Tomato Jam Blistered Cherry Tomatoes Green Tomato and Chile Salsa The list…

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Blackcurrant Lime Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been absolutely dying to make this recipe ever since I whipped up a batch of my Easy Blackcurrant Jam. The idea has been spilling out of my head ~ literally ~ I’ve been spouting about it non-stop. Originally the idea was to make this into a cheesecake pie of sorts. I could see the…

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Lavender Basil Vinaigrette

For a variety of reasons, we do not often eat out. First, I so LOVE to cook at home that it really seems pointless. Where we live, it’s hard to beat the gourmet grub that appears on our dinner table. And, as I say this, I guarantee I am remaining humble. I certainly don’t care…

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