Blackened Chicken Salad with Light Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


It has been far too long since I’ve shared a salad with you. The ones I toss together at lunchtime tend to be either too bizarre or too boring to merit a proper recipe, but this one? It deserves attention. Crisp romaine topped with bold and spicy blackened chicken, drizzled in homemade buttermilk ranch dressing….

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Broccoli Salad with Cashews and Raisins


You know how I adore broccoli. Even broccoli knows. Metropolitan Market, the grocery shop just up the block from my homestead, turned me on to this tangy-sweet mixture. I was instantly smitten. In fact, for a whole day and a half (just shy of 33 hours), I resisted roasting and overtly salting my broccoli as…

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Honey Almond Butter Dressing


I eat a big, overflowing salad nearly everyday for lunch. And on the others, the salad-less Saturdays and Sundays, I’m out with friends for steaming bowls of spicy pho, freshly grilled shrimp tacos with avocado crema, or one dripping and dribbling pulled pork sandwich. Now, having lost a lot of weight, I’m often asked for…

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  Meet the BLTizza Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and izza. She’s awfully purdy.     On Sunday when I asked Daniel what I should make for lunch, he kissed me sweetly, told me to choose, but reminded me that he “doesn’t love BLTs" like I do. I smiled and told him, “oh, thank you for reminding…

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Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta and Cranberries

Is it superficial of me to want my Thanksgiving dressing to look good this year? Because it seems as though a majority of my favorite foods…dressing, stuffing, meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, marshmallow fluff, that part of a peanut butter-filled chocolate bar that melts to its wrapper…someone stop me here because I’m going too far…are anything…

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