Author Archives: Jen

Whole Fruit Margarita

For our Cinco de Mayo party this year, my friend brought her Vitamix to make this healthy, Whole Fruit Margarita, and it was amazing!  Tastes better than any margarita I have had before and its healthier, how can you go … Continue reading

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Potato and Truffle Soup

Down in Pike Place Market in Seattle, there is a shop that sells oils and they always have potato soup with truffle oil in little tasting cups.  My kids always insist on stopping by there to get some.  So, last … Continue reading

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Tart Crust Recipe

I have used this tart crust recipe for fruit tarts and for chocolate tarts.  It works great for all of them! Tart Crust Recipe 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1/2 c. … Continue reading

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Mussels in White Wine

My husband loves mussels and we are always looking for a broth that he is excited about and not just “ok” with.  I finally found this recipe for mussels in white wine, based on an Ina Garten one, that he loves … Continue reading

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Sausage and Kale Soup

Sometimes we have leftover kale after making kale chips and I wanted to find a soup recipe that my kids would eat.  I found some great basic sausage and kale soup recipes and tweaked it to fit our tastes.  It … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

This French Onion Soup recipes is one of my favorite winter soups, with it’s rich broth and crunchy,cheesy bread.  Sometimes we’ll serve it as an appetizer and sometimes we’ll just have it with a hearty salad and extra bread for … Continue reading

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Duchess Potatoes

I was watching a cooking show where they made Duchess Potatoes and since I love to entertain I thought they would be a more elegant way of serving mashed potatoes for my guests.  I started comparing different recipes and I … Continue reading

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Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

My neighbor had mentioned making a BLT salad and I wanted to make something similar for a dinner party I was bringing a salad to.  After reading a ton of recipes I decided this dressing recipe by Ina Garten would taste the best.  … Continue reading

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

When we were on vacation last week, the restaurant we had breakfast at was giving out fresh from the oven coconut cookies.  They were amazing and even though my kids don’t typically like coconut, they loved these, so here is my version of … Continue reading

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Freezable Christmas Cookies!!

Every year we are subjected to Christmas cookies that someone has baked at the beginning of December and have frozen whether they should have been or not.  They end up dry or have a weird texture from being frozen.  For … Continue reading

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