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chard and lemon lasagna recipe
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable I absolutely love homey, feel-good food — especially in the winter.  It has been exceptionally cold here in the desert, uncharacteristically so.  The

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kids tempered glass plates

At some point, I thought it a good idea to get a glass dining table.  Easy to wipe and clean, I thought.  While this is a true assumption, I did not truly factor kids into the equation.  Kids mean every meal is a mess, especially on surfaces that show the

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Sesame Prawn Toast

There are two types of Chinese food in my world; good & greasy and then there is exotic – each has a time and place. I have been lucky enough to find a chef that does both incredibly well and her name is Kylie Kwong. Kylie runs a restaurant in

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Goats Cheese & Tomato
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There is almost nothing better than getting home from a night out and having a late night supper to finish off the evening. A little amuse bouche; some freshly shucked oysters, foie gras on some toast or something quickly whipped up in your kitchen to have with a cheeky glass of

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Surian Chicken 2

My sister in law introduced me to Syrian chicken a couple of years ago – a wonderful dish from the Middle East with meltingly tender chicken pieces in a warm medley of nourishing flavours that include hints of herbs and fruit. An incredibly satisfying dish that is also quite moorish

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I miss the snow! After four Chicago Winters and a White Christmas (and then some) in New York last year I am now feeling a little tetchy and wondering when I am going to make my next snow angel – call me crazy but snow has been a staple in my

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Beef Short Ribs recipe

If you have the time, this is a wonderful weekend dish for entertaining.  It takes several hours, and there aren’t any short cuts you can take to cook the meat, but the majority of the time is hands-off and the results are well worth the effort.  Short ribs are economical for

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Apple Cake
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One of the many things I love about Autumn are the varieties of apples that become available – so crisp and sweet, it almost seems a shame to cook them. But with the produce section of our market looking like an applepolooza, and despite my desire to eat them in

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Roasemary & Parmesan Cookies

These are part of my hostess with the mostess plan for the upcoming holidays – a very pretty and slightly sweet sable with a hint of parmesan and a sensational burst of rosemary. You might think that they would suit a pinot or a gutsier red but they work incredibly

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Breakfast Bun

There is almost nothing better than a warm breakfast bun with a good coffee to start off your Sunday morning. This particular bun is naturally sweetened with dried fruit and scented with Fiori di Sicilia which gives it a lovely citrus/vanilla aroma. And aside from the walnuts, it is very similar to a Panatonne

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