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Banana Pecan Great Grains Muffins

Oh, where has the time gone? So bad with posting this month, sorry. This is a great muffin recipe from the book, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This has pretty much become my go to baking resource.

I love the maple syrup in these muffins, with the crunchiness of the […]

Spanish Potato Soup with Fried Almonds & Garlic

Usually, I cook on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, but lately, Thursday nights have become have a glass of wine and make soup night. Last week it was Mushroom and Barley, last night, Potato Soup with Fried Almonds & Garlic. This wonderful recipe is from one of my new favorite cookbooks, The New Spanish […]

Tasty French Apple Cake

I don’t know what it was but last weekend I was totally into baking things in cake pans. I made a quiche (well, that was in a pie pan) but then also this cake. Oh! I remember why now, I have this new ginger apple hair conditioner that I have been using that smells […]

Chicken Proven├žal w/ Olives & Tomatoes

This is an awesome, flavorful, pretty quick-to-make dinner. It works really well with defrosted, chicken breasts.

I’ve started buying the big bag of frozen chicken breasts at Trader Joe’s lately because they seem so much cheaper than the package of fresh breasts. I don’t use them for all my chicken needs but they […]

White Bean, Kale and Chorizo Soup

I have been craving soups lately. This was one I made a couple of weeks ago when, to my delight, I realized I had almost all the ingredients required, minus the kale. S’okay. I walked to the store and got kale!

The original recipe (from the defunct, “Cooking Live” on Food Network) called for […]