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Wendy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my favorite treats growing up was my mother's homemade peanut butter cookies. They were perfect for dunking into a glass of cold milk. I remember watching my mother sitting in the living room, wooden spoon and mixing bowl on her lap, watching the news while she creamed together the butter and sugar. My… Continue reading Wendy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

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Carrot, Ginger and Cardamom Soup

Update: Hands down, this was the most popular recipe from my previous site, Mel's Food Blog.  I've re-tested and re-shot it and made a few changes to the recipe, mostly improving the instructions for clarity. I've also upped the carrot a bit and reduced the overall liquid for a thicker soup.  Feel free to play… Continue reading Carrot, Ginger and Cardamom Soup

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How to Make Your Own Pesto

Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It's delicious served with pasta, spread on sandwiches, and as a base for your favorite homemade pizza. The problem is, it can be expensive to make. Pine nuts are not cheap and those tiny plastic containers of basil at the grocery… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Pesto

Green bean kimchi
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Green Bean Kimchi

Update: This green bean kimchi was one of the most popular recipes from my previous site, Mel's Food Blog. I've re-tested and re-shot it, making some minor wording changes.  I've also tried this kimchi recipe with other vegetables and it works great.  Try zucchini, carrot, or cucumber for something different. Earlier this month, I was… Continue reading Green Bean Kimchi

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Turnip, Chard and Bacon Hash

Hash is a wonderful dish to make for Sunday brunch. It's also a great weeknight dinner, if you're a breakfast-for-dinner person, like me. Hash is usually best when you use leftovers for the starch component, but you can start with fresh turnips and it works out just fine.  These instructions are given for fresh turnip.… Continue reading Turnip, Chard and Bacon Hash