A Different Kind of Mashed Potatoes

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I have to apologize up front for the lack of lighthearted posts around here. During this time of year I’m usually singing Dolly Parton Christmas songs and looking for inconspicuous places to hang mistletoe. (Surprise! Now you have to kiss me!) With my aunt in the hospital over the last few weeks, and with her […]

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Impressive Appetizer: Parmesan Crackers

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I suppose I don’t need to tell you that cheese and crackers are a delicious combination. Remember being a messy-faced, barefoot kid eating Ritz and Kraft singles? Well how about this: shaved parmesan cheese is already a delicious cracker. A light, salty, crunchy cracker that’s perfect with soups and salads and beyond perfect when stuffed […]

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Balsamic Fig Jam and the Greatest Antipasti Ever

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Every Sunday evening, I head to my parent’s house and cook a big dinner for the family. Lately, I’ve been starting every meal with a platter of assorted cheese — good ones like Gruyere, Taleggio and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar. I love to pair cheese with condiments and small bites. I usually set down some combination […]

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