Two-Bean Turkey Chili

Two-Bean Turkey Chili So you know those soft, buttery cornmeal crescent rolls I made the other day? Sadly, I’m down to just a few. I’ve been eating them plain, but initially served them with this hearty and healthy two-bean turkey chili…. 

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Cornmeal Crescent Rolls

Cornmeal Crescent Rolls

It’s definitely starting to feel like fall, even though we’re still enjoying shorts and T-shirt temperatures here in the Bay Area. It’s pitch black when I wake up and dark by 7:30 p.m. And fall recipes are everywhere! Though I’m very sad to see summer go – and with it the warm weather and long days – I am… 

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Cookies and Cream Cranola

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? If I had to pick one, it would be a toss-up between chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream (which is kind of ironic, since I don’t like cookie dough or cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies). All this to say, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long… 

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Foolproof Popovers

If you’ve never made popovers, you are missing out. They are one of the easiest-to-prepare and most versatile quick breads out there. Make a batch in the morning and you can enjoy them all day long, literally. Split and fill them with soft-scrambled eggs or fresh-cut fruit for breakfast. Enjoy them with a leafy green salad or bowl of soup for… 

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Pretzel-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket

Football season is in full swing, or so my husband tells me. In all honesty, I could not care less. I’ve never been a fan of playing or watching sports, live or on TV. I grew up dancing (ballet and jazz) and never took a liking to baseball or soccer despite participating in Little League and… 

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Pesto Pizza

Cilantro Pesto Pizza with Heirloom Tomatoes

The week I got my first baking stone, I made pizza – twice. I broke it in with a sweet and savory corn, caramelized onion and bacon pizza. It emerged from the oven like a dream and my husband and I devoured it immediately. I had to make another, ASAP.

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Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

  I grew up eating King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. Mostly, I remember finding them in my lunch sack at elementary school, split and stuffed with slices of ham and Swiss or Havarti. I never told my mom, but I often tossed out the meat and greasy cheese and just ate the bread. Apparently, I haven’t changed much, still… 

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