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Cooking School/ Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are easy, fancy, and healthy. No matter what you make for dinner, a plate of roasted vegetables is always a good addition.

How to Roast Vegetables

Preheat your oven to the vegetable’s desired temperature (see table below).

Rinse and pat dry your favorite vegetable. Slice or chop your vegetable [...]

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Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving approaches, but who says we have to save sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Not I. These are so refreshing as a side to a Sunday roast. Give your regular mashed potatoes a rest and try this dish. You’ll impress everyone and you won’t have any left in the bowl. They are [...]

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Salad: Warm Tomato Salad

On July 19, 2012 By admin

One of the great things about loving to cook is the loss of fear in a restaurant. That sentence was wordy, I know, but let me explain myself. I read a lot about food. I crawl into bed with cookbooks (current read is “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” by Deborah Madison). I ask everyone who will [...]

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Appetizer: Mexican Baked Bean Dip

On September 22, 2011 By admin

Got a bunch of tomatoes hanging around this time of the year? I’ve got just the thing for you.

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I make the same thing over and over again. This factors in most prominently on Sunday evenings.  As we gear up for a new week, we all like [...]

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Salad: Corn and Black Bean Salad

On September 14, 2011 By admin

When we lived in Berkeley, we had a Sunday night tradition. When the weather was just right (90% of the year), we (all of our fellow graduate school neighbors) gathered outside of our apartments and had a beautiful supper during sunset. The salad below was brought by my dearest friend. She just threw it together. [...]

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Dinner: Roasted Beets

On May 17, 2011 By admin

There is a secret society in my little town. I noticed when I had a little party a few months ago. I invited some friends over for a Crepe Fest. My directions to friends were “Bring your favorite crepe filler.”  When people walked in the door and set up their food I [...]

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Is a green salad included on your Thanksgiving table? I rarely hear of green salads as part of the holiday must haves. But, I’ve been wrong before. A few years ago, I created a Holiday Salad that I now include in most of my holiday meals. But that beloved salad has some competition. [...]

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