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Pistachio Salt

Finishing salts are pretty popular right now, ranging from single-origin salts to smoked salts and flavored salts.  Right now I have at least a half dozen varieties of salt stashed around the kitchen, and I do use them for different purposes to create layers of flavor.  This is a simple, flavored salt that adds a […]

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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Cherries with Pistachio “Pits”

I recently received a cherry pitter from Oxo to test out for their blogger cherry contest, and I immediately decided that I needed to try some fresh cherries dipped in chocolate for my entry.  I love traditional chocolate-covered cherries (my favorites are from a great little chocolate place in Muncie called Lowery’s), but since I […]

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Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

I hope you all like pistachios, because I am on a bit of a pistachio kick of late.  I discovered that you can buy giant bags of shelled, roasted and salted pistachios at Costco, and without all of that shelling I find myself cooking with pistachios with wild abandon!  We all have to get our […]

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Brie and Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Brie and Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Yesterday I enjoyed a long lunch at The Kitchen  with two of my favorite people, Christian and Abi, and the stand-out dish was the deceptively simple-sounding “Mushrooms on Toast.”  Grilled bread with a smokey edge, topped with mushrooms cooked in a copious amount of butter and garlic, served with lemon dressed greens.  Simple and unbelievably […]

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Red Wine Poached Apples with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Red Wine Poached Apples with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Didn’t I just commit to “no sugar” in the new year?  Yes!  Yes, I did, and this genuinely luscious little dessert does not break that promise in any way.  There is no added sugar here, and trust that it will not be missed at all.  The wine–a limited-edition, Conservancy red from Concannon Vineyards– adds a […]

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Blueberry Pistachio Bark with Two Chocolates

Blueberry Pistachio Bark with Two Chocolates

We are prepping for a “going away” barbecue party for our friend Michelle, and today I was working on some desserts and sides.  An easy hand-held dessert for walking-about events is chocolate bark, and it is adaptable to all sorts of fun ingredients.  For this batch I used a dark chocolate base and poured it […]

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