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No-Bake Butter Pecan Bars, Vegan and Paleo

No-Bake Butternut Bars

Despite our warm weather the leaves are beginning to turn and the pro-and-anti Pumpkin Spice Latte factions are creating almost as much controversy as the election. In other words it feels like fall, and it is time to eat all the winter squash! Pumpkin is great (I am in the pro-PSL camp) but butternut squash […]

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Honey

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

One of my most popular older recipes is Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl, and it is popular for a great reason: it tastes like frozen carrot cake!  Hard to go wrong there.  We are once again in farm-fresh carrot season, with the kind of sweet, young carrots that are perfect for […]

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BBQ Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos

BBQ Cheddar Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Barbecue season is upon us, and if you are still dealing with cold weather you can also roast these spicy/smokey/cheesy appetizers inside and they will still make you want to sip lemonade and swat at some bugs. Or whatever it is that you do at barbecues in your part of the world. Ours usually involve […]

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Boulder Blind Cafe

There is a tendency to rush to fill things we perceive as voids: talking to ease the silent spaces in conversations, pushing forward to fill the gaps while waiting in line, lighting things up to veil the darkness.  One of the more fascinating aspects of dining in the dark at the Boulder Blind Cafe was […]

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Salt Cod Fritters

Salt Cod Fritters

Salt cod is a food I have loved since I was introduced to it as an adult in the form of a creamy, pungent, garlicky Brandade.  It was one of those dishes that was a revelation, and I since that first taste I have sought out salt cod dishes wherever they have appeared on restaurant […]

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Grain-free Zucchini Pie

Super Simple Zucchini Pie

As a child of the Midwest I have memories of eating zucchini almost daily during late summer.  It found its way into breads, soups, skillets, and casseroles.  So ubiquitous was this vegetable that when I was in my early teens I spent a productive chunk of time writing a book with my cousin Julie called […]

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