Espresso-Bourbon Spice Cake

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Spice cake was my father’s favorite cake.  My mother had two recipes, a variation on her Sour Cream Cake, which frankly I’ve never had good luck with, and this one.  Which I always have very, very good luck with. Continue reading

Kafta-fel (A Marriage of Kafta and Falafel)

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This is a marriage made in heaven!  Inspiration is a funny thing…it can come out of nowhere.  It can be overheard.  It can sneak up on you.  Or is can simply be the unfolding of something unexplained…that’s sort what happened here.  Continue reading

Cucumber-Garbanzo Salad with Roasted Grapes

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This is a summer salad.  Yes, it can be made anytime of the year, but when the cucumbers and tomatoes are in season, it’s spectacular.  It’s a nice picnic or BBQ side, too.  And as always, it’s very flexible.  But, no matter what options you choose, it’s delicious.  Continue reading

I’m-So-Blue Cole Slaw

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This is a nice little change of pace from Not-Quite-Classic Creamy Coleslaw.  But, I think you’ll find this to be a surprisingly delicious change of pace.  A change of pace is good…. Continue reading

Spicy Peanut Noodles

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Spicy Peanut Noodles are great for summer, though the ingredients transcend seasons.  They can be a side dish or the main course, depending on what you add. These are so much more than just noodles and I always serve them when we celebrate the Asian New Year.   Continue reading

Greek-Flavored Hasselback Stuffed Eggplant with Creamy-Cheese Sauce

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I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times (or twenty), that The Goddess has a fondness for eggplant.  The season is in full swing now, so you might imagine that eggplant is finding it’s way into, onto, around, under, etc. her table.  She’s been hasselbacking things recently, and why should eggplant escape her vision? Continue reading

Spanish-Style Chicken with Orange, Onions and Peppers

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Last fall we visited the Iberian peninsula.  If you haven’t been to either Spain or Portugal, it should definitely be on your list, and soon.  The food there is so delicious.  The flavors so bright and un-muddy.  This is what inspired this chicken.  It took me back to Sevilla.  Continue reading

Bourbon-Mustard-Pecan Cream Sauce with Orange Zest

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This is one of THOSE sauces. The one you keep returning to.  The one you keep tweaking until it’s perfect, and then you tweak it again.  And no matter what, it is spectacularly delicious. Continue reading

Maple-Bourbon Dream Bars with a Hint of Coffee and Chile

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Dream Bars…mmm…they are the stuff good dreams are made of.  A little gooey.  A little crunchy.  Sweet and delicious.  And so, so easy.  Continue reading

Mediterranean Yogurt-Herb Dip with Meyer Lemon Zest

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This is one of those delicious, almost-no-work-type of dishes.  It’s flexible and loaded with flavor.  It is the quintessential summer dip.  And I think summer is upon us!

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