Tag Archive 'Spring'

Mar 29 2013

Lemon Cheesecake

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To make the holiday easier on my aging grandmother, we do potluck for Easter with my family these days (not sure why we don’t ease the tasks for my aging grandfather who still paces across his farm to hide approximately 150 dollar-filled plastic eggs–I guess cooking is more fun than finding 150 hiding spots).  And [...]

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May 04 2012

Strawberry Shortcakes

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I think strawberries are the quintessential local, seasonal food.  Some people would argue that tomatoes better represent the kind of quality you can only get locally but I think the difference between a May strawberry from a farm near your house and a December strawberry from somewhere else in the world that ends up in [...]

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Apr 25 2012

Strawberry Salad with Candied Walnuts and Poppyseed Dressing

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This salad may seem harmless–sweet and charming, in fact.  But the truth is, this salad has caused some in-fighting in our family in the past. See, this salad approximates the salad we served at our wedding 3 years ago.  Greg’s family and I got to taste this salad months beforehand at our menu tasting where [...]

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Apr 25 2011

What’s Baking: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I hope everyone had a terrific and delicious Easter!! I’ve got an extra $34 in my pocket thanks to the cutthroat, take-no-prisoners, all-members Easter egg hunt that my grandparents host (and sponsor with cash and prizes).  I’ve also got 4 of my mom’s chicken salad sandwiches, a plateful of ham and sides from Greg’s mom [...]

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Apr 14 2011

Penne with Green Spring Vegetables

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Food Network has been running commercials for a collection of Spring-fever cooking shows; Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, Giada deLaurentiis and others are going to be cooking with the best ingredients Spring has to offer.  Sounds awesome, right?  Until they flash footage of hands tossing peaches with sugar and chopping tomatoes.  Yeah, not so much Spring.  [...]

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