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Addictive Little Cheddar Pecan Crackers

The only real problem with these little savory bites is that it is pretty hard to stop eating them.  I saw a wheat-based recipe for cheddar pecan crisps in Saveur, and immediately decided I must have them in a wheat-free version.  Their version uses pecans as a topper, but I made the pecans into meal […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

The C.S.A. share has been delivering a lovely array of sweet peppers the last couple of weeks, and this dip–my take on Middle Eastern Muhammara–is a versatile way to use them up.  This dip is typically thickened with some sort of bread, but the walnuts really make that addition unnecessary.  Toasting the walnuts add another […]

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Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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Winter Tomato Soup with Chard

Winter is the time to break out the home-canned tomatoes for a pot of soup.  Tomato soup is probably my favorite soup, year-round, but I really crave it in cold weather.  This version has lots of vegetables, including a swirl of Swiss chard ribbons added in at the end, plus some smoky flavors from the […]

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An Albariño Wine Pairing Dinner

I recently received some samples of one of my favorite types of wine, some Albariños from Rías Baixas, Spain.  While traditional logic dictates that white wines be served with dishes that are lighter in flavor, I find the dry, complex citrus flavors of Albariños pair well with spicy foods.  The two bottles sampled were a […]

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Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Continuing my buffalo kick with this easy, vegetable-filled meatloaf, made without grain-based fillers.  Things like bread and oats have traditionally been added to meatloaf to stretch the meat, but they are not really needed as a binder. For this recipe I added finely chopped cremini mushrooms and carrot to the ground buffalo, and topped it […]

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