Pear-Walnut Salad

December 16, 2013
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I must have changed my mind at least four times before deciding to bring this Pear-Walnut Salad to last night’s holiday potluck. What put me over the edge was the sight of perfectly ripe pears sitting on my kitchen counter. My in-laws sent us a box of Harry and David pears — if you’ve ever […]

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Lima Bean Couscous Salad

September 6, 2012
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“Do you ever come across on-the-package recipes that don’t work?” People ask me this all the time. And I respond, “Yes, more often than you think!”. For the most part on-the-package recipes are wonderful hidden gems (hence, I started this blog!) but every once in a while I’ll find one that…um…isn’t. I have a special […]

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Chilled Dill Carrot Salad

January 19, 2010
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Do unusual fruits or vegetables catch your eye in your produce section and leave you wondering what they’re like? For me, it’s been the multicolor carrots lately. Despite the fact that I’m not the biggest carrot fan in the world I couldn’t resist the opportunity to put those beautiful colors in a dish. I finally […]

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Spinach Pear Salad

October 14, 2009
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  As enamored as I become with apples at this time of year, I sometimes forget another favorite sweet treat in season: pears. The ones I love the best come from Harry & David, but until corporate holiday gift season rolls around I’m happy with the pears that are just starting to show up at […]

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Caesar Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

April 29, 2009
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Every so often food items will curiously appear in our fridge and pantry. Items that I didn’t buy. A tub of spreadable butter. Individually-wrapped American slices. A jar of Reese’s Creamy Peanut Butter. Diced peaches in syrup. It’s not that I really have anything against these products, but in our almost three years of marriage […]

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Grilled Steak Tabbouleh Salad

April 22, 2009
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  On a Friday night a few weeks ago, five friends and I put on some makeup (for a change), kissed our husbands and babies goodnight and went out for a relaxing and enjoyable girls night dinner. With wine! Although we’ve gotten together almost every week for the past year it was actually the first […]

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