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Freekeh salad in a red bowl.

Freekeh Salad

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Me neither. The good people at Freekehlicious asked me to try this young roasted green wheat, so I have been playing with it these past few weeks. The cracked freekeh is my favorite and I created this absolutely delicious Freekeh Salad … [Read More...]

Sorrel sauce in a Cuisinart.

Sorrel Sauce

If you would please indulge me in my over-abundance of sorrel, just one more time, I would so appreciate it. Good thing I love it! And from the last post, I was honored to have turned some of you on … [Read More...]

Sorrel pesto on a spoon.

Sorrel Pesto

The crickets are chirping with the sounds of fall and the days are getting shorter. August has been a runaway month for us. Three weekends got away with a wedding in NJ, our week in Vermont … [Read More...]

Plain Greek yogurt with coconut cashew bar bits blueberries and honey.

Clean Lean and Sexy

Clean Lean and Sexy – wouldn’t we all like to be that way? Well their coconut cashew bar and whole line of snack items is just that. This is the last item in our MARY’s secret ingredients summer box. … [Read More...]


Zach with radishes

Father’s Day!

Hope all you Dads out there had a great day!! Because our youngest left on Friday for a seven week vacation in Poland and Eastern Europe, our Father’s Day came early. They surprised my husband on … [Read More...]

Best beef ste on a plate with mashed potatoes - adapted Lee Bailey's recipes.

BEST beef stew

Last weekend, I promised you this recipe, so here it is! As Monday is a holiday, I hope that you’ll find time to make it this weekend. It is so rich and delicious. These recipes can also easily be cut … [Read More...]

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CAN recipe competition.

Getting ready.

With the holidays coming, a lot of entertaining may be on your calendar. It’s a great time to get together and toast to your friends! I love to entertain. I love to plan the dinners and dessert, … [Read More...]

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