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Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Now that the weather is starting to turn from hot summer days to cool fall evenings, that wonderful feeling of cool, crisp air is all around us…imploring us to throw that extra blanket on the bed, toss on our sweaters and crank up the grill…

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Pretty in Pink Easter at the Shore

This year for Easter I was tickled pink, and all other colors of the Easter palette, to receive an invitation to whisk down to the North Carolina shore line to spend a long weekend celebrating and paying homage to marshmallow bunnies, jelly-bean filled baskets, Peter…

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Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables – Chinese FAKEout

Every so often, as I am sure most of us do, I am overcome with the most overwhelming craving for some sort of take-out food or another. This week, I was struck with the Chinese food bug, and once that thought enters my mind, there…

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Creamy Butternut Squash, Carrot and Apple Soup

Its that funny time of year again that straddles between the tail end of winter and the emergence of spring. With the seasons and temperature changing from peaks to valleys with seemingly each hour, I find myself at times in a conundrum about what I…

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Grandma Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? I would venture to say that I don’t fully trust a person who doesn’t enjoy this heavenly, gooey, tomatoey, crispy concoction. As you know, I currently live here in our nation’s capital, but I grew up in Suffolk County in lovely…

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Farmer’s Markets & Lollygagging

The title says it all. These are two of my favorite pastimes, tossed in of course with a healthy dose of people watching. And let me tell you, Farmer’s Markets are prime locations for witnessing some of the most interesting people and behavior around. What…

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Zhong’s Savory Chinese Dumplings

So, not sure if I have ever disclosed this fact, but I am a dumpling freak. Actually, I am pretty sure I did at one point in my review of local Taiwanese-Korean fusion noodle and dumpling purveyors Toki Underground several years back. Oh, and don’t forget to check…

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Brown Rice Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Cherries, Peas with Garlic Miso Dressing

So, in an effort to thwart the effects on my body from my last indulgent recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup, I am opting to share a recipe that is on the lighter and healthier side to start this week off. This also comes on…

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Delectabelle’s ‘Decadent Loaded Baked Potato Soup’

Well, you could say that I didn’t quite start the New Year off in the healthiest of ways, but nevertheless, I chose to make myself a pot of good old-fashioned hearty potato soup to kick things off in 2013. I had been craving this delicious…

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Crispy Garlic & Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

It somewhat saddens me to say that for my entire adult life, I hadn’t tried a brussels sprout until about a year or two ago. My reasoning, as far as I can conclude, is that I was perhaps scarred by tales of the horrors of…

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