Monthly Archives: January 2014

Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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The Red & White – helping made delicious

Some people think January is like ‘lunchbag letdown’ after all the food and fun of the festive season. Au contraire, my friends – there’s a special annual event set in our coldest month that will lift your spirits, nourish your … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

I consider myself to have been a pretty fortunate kid as I grew up eating almost exclusively delicious, homemade food cooked from scratch. I didn’t really discover Kraft Dinner – that ‘love it or hate it’ packaged pasta and sauce … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Grapefruit

Who says wintertime has to be a fresh food wasteland? While it is a lot harder to eat local during the cold months, there are numerous items which are in season at this time of year. Pomegranates and grapefruit are … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! 2013 in review

Wow. It’s been quite a year in my kitchen. I really didn’t know where I was headed when I started this blog 14 months ago but the ride has been amazing so far. One of the things I love best … Continue reading

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