Egg Salad with Tarragon and Shallots

With Easter weekend fast approaching, I thought it a perfect time to share my instructions for perfect hard-boiled eggs.  You can have beautifully dyed eggs that actually taste as good as they look. Egg dying isn’t really a thing here in the UK, probably because most eggs are peach and not white, as evidenced in the pictures.  I’ve also noticed differences…

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Cinnamon Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

I’ve been teaching cooking classes out of my home for about three years now.  A few years back I did a brunch class which included a recipe for coffee cake.  I am a sucker for all kinds of sweets, but when they have a moist cakey interior topped with a crunchy brown sugar cinnamon walnut streusel, I really can’t help myself.…

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Eggplant Ricotta Penne Pasta

One of the things I like best about where we live is the plethora of neighborhood restaurants.  At the end of our block you’ll find Japanese, two Italian, Chinese, Korean BBQ, Thai, two pubs, Indian and Rock ‘n Rose (not sure how to describe this last one, but their tagline is “food, passion, glamour”).  No chains; all local, mostly family-run, unique places.…

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Sticky Glazed Chicken Wings

I would be remiss if this week’s entry didn’t involve Super Bowl-appropriate nibbles for the big game this Sunday.  So here it is, America’s favorite bar food:  chicken wings. Though I’ve partaken of my fair share of wings, I’d never attempted fixing them myself.  I looked through recipe after recipe with endless variations – baked, fried, slow cooker, buffalo, Korean, etc. –…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Friday!  I’m taking the day off and my 10-year-old daughter, Molly, is guest blogging today.  Enjoy! I am Katie’s daughter Molly and I picked to guest blog on my moms website because i love baking sweets and i make the best chocolate chip cookies in my family :).  This recipe is very easy and i have made it with…

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Yogurt with Mango

How is it that chia seeds, something I’d only heard of via infomercials of my youth (ch-ch-ch-chia), become one of the latest health food crazes?  I still remember as a kid watching the Chia Pet commercials and so wanting one for Christmas…… I’d have to wait 30+ years until finally meeting the chia.  But rather than being in the form of a terracotta animal slathered…

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