Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon and Cardamom Apple Chips

At some point, I turned my back on eating whole foods and fell into the loving arms of individually packaged baked goods and chemical laden, processed foods. I can’t say that I fought the process. I was a willing participant, drooling at the mere mention of pub cheese. The truth is, processed foods are amazing…. 

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How to Cook a Crispy-Skinned Pan-Seared Duck Breast Fillet

Crispy Skinned Duck Breast

People can get a little bit weird about duck, and for a couple of reasons. Some people assume that it’s a luxury ingredient, an expensive piece of protein whose cooking and care is best left to professionals in elaborate Thai or Chinese kitchens, and which doesn’t make any sense for a quick weeknight meal. Others… 

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Twice-Baked Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale

Twice-Baked Stuffed Squash

I’ve always liked living in town. Walking to the coffee shop, bookstore, farmer’s market, playground, bar, etc. is really appealing. Strap the kids in the stroller or a carrier, slide into good walking shoes, and go. You’re out, in the sun, meeting the people in your neighborhood, smiling at friendly shopkeepers, popping into galleries just for… 

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Reading: New England Farmgirl: Recipes and Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Just last weekend was Maine Maple Sunday, the sweetest day of the year. On this day in March, all the sugar shacks of Maine open their doors for tours and tasting. Guests are welcomed in from the cold (it was 14 degrees where we were up in Hope) to watch the sweet steam rise from… 

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya with Pork and Alligator Sausage

Jambalaya

I’d better be straight with you, right off the bat. I have no idea if this recipe qualifies as “authentic” jambalaya. Heck, I’m not even sure if I know what authentic jambalaya is. I’ve never wrestled an alligator while an old man in hip waders and a white handlebar mustache looks on in knowing silence…. 

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