Fruits & Vegetables

Savory Strawberry Chèvre Flatbread Pizza Pi(e)

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Today is a special day in my family, for several reasons.  It is Pi Day, or when it comes to my mom’s side of the family, Pi(e) Day.  (My family is very fond of food celebrations, although International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day may be the most popular).  For the mathematicians of the family, it is the [...]

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Cinnamon Apple Pancake

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My mom came to visit a few weeks ago from southern California.  When she arrived, we met up with my brother and grandmother at The Original Pancake House in Salt Lake City for breakfast.  My mom ordered their popular apple pancake—a large eggy pancake (like a Dutch baby) topped with sautéed Granny Smith apples and [...]

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Nancie McDermott’s Apple Pie

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Have you ever said something about someone and it turns out they were standing right behind you while you were saying it? I have.  On the first day of Camp Blogaway in 2012, a friend and I were standing at the networking table, which usually includes promotional materials for bloggers and brands.  There was a [...]

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Holiday Waldorf Salad

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This post is brought to you by Green Valley Organics. With all the rich desserts and heavy meals that seem to accompany the holidays, I always like to make sure that I have something light and fresh up my sleeve to serve when the occasion arises.   I love making a Waldorf salad to serve [...]

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Fuyu Persimmon Freezer Jam

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The first time I ever laid eyes on a persimmon was in 2002 when Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan for the first time.  It was love at first bite.  The flesh is creamy and unlike anything I’d ever eaten before, with hints of mango, peach, and orange, yet a flavor all its own. [...]

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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + A $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

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Living in the United States, it can be easy to forget what seasonality is.  Fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter? Of course!  What isn’t easy to forget however, is how much better things taste when they are eaten during their season.  They are bursting with flavor.  It used to be that we didn’t have [...]

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Ginger Applesauce

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We are at the tail end of apple season and I am sad to see it go.  We have a fantastic source for apples here in Utah—Allred Orchards in Payson, Utah grows 8 different varieties of apples and sells them at a farmstand in Provo, Utah.  Last month Bug and I drove down to the [...]

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Chocolate Banana Greek Yogurt Pops—Feeding Hungry Monkeys After School

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When Squirrel comes home from school she’s like a ravenous bear after a winter of hibernation.  You’d think I don’t feed the kid based on how hungry she is!  I try to shake things up once in a while in the after school snack department, and popsicles are an easy way to bring something new [...]

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Hatch Chile Tantanmen

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Hatch chile season (August through September) makes me ridiculously happy, and the Hatch chile recipe that I’m sharing with you today just makes me plain giddy.  (If you’re looking for Hatch chiles, Frieda’s sells them at Ralph’s grocery stores.)  I am a total chile head, and Hatch chiles are one of my all-time favorites because [...]

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Fig & Jarlsberg Flatbread Sandwich

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August is one of my favorite times of year simply for the fact that figs are in season.  Unfortunately it seems that although these little jewels have been grown in California for a good long time, people still don’t seem to know what to do with them.  I wait, with anticipation, for them to show [...]

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