Hot Lavender Rum Punch

When we saw the polar vortex rolling into town, we immediately went back to our vacation last month to Prague. We were walking the streets drinking “Hot Lavender Lemonade” as it was called – a honey-y, rummy lemon-y drink that packs a bigger punch than you’d expect. Alton Brown resurrected a recipe for the perfect […]

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Balsamic Sage Cranberry Sauce

It is a damn shame we wait until Thanksgiving day to eat the first cranberries. It’s never enough for me! But what else do they go with? How do you even COOK a cranberry that doesn’t come out of a can? Answer– Everything, and Easily. Spread on toast, or a roasted pork loin, or leftover […]

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Summer Spaghetti

This is the food I grew up eating. This is what I make for myself and my girlbabe when Dale is out of town. This is our summer fall-back on any lazy night.  It is pasta, a little bit of really good dairy, and the season’s best – that’s it. It’s the simple food people […]

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Lemony Avocado Pesto

We’ve been loving up on some citrus all winter. The brightness gets us through the grey doldrums when fresh veggies are few and far between. Avocados and citrus are made for each other in our pesto. They cozy up with all the vegetables for a go-to weeknight dinner. Get a big pot of water boiling and […]

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Allie’s Winter Salad

Our friend Allison made this salad for us while we were staying with her. We loved it so much we forced her to make it again the next day. With the pecans and bleu cheese, it’s hearty enough to stand up to all your big winter meals. The citrus and pomegranate give you the bright […]

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