Month: November 2011

Whole Wheat Bartlett Pear, Almond and Honey Lemon Cakes

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Dessert / Fall / Fruit / Sweet

  Hello again. I’m wishing you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year, our day was filled with all the moments I look for over the Thanksgiving holiday and I just feel so lucky to know it.     Loving family and company, relaxed laughter, beautiful smells, a lit fireplace, and some great food and wine sums it up. And I am so thankful to have my family, this tiny family unit of mine. This […]

Sweet Pepper and Butternut Squash Gruyère Tarts

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Appetizers / Fall / Savory / Tart

Sweet Pepper and Butternut Squash Gruyere Tart Makes two 6′ by 12′ inch rectangular tarts or one large 12′ by 12′ inch tart 1 butternut squash (about 1 pound) peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 2-3 small sweet red peppers, finely sliced 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 large shallot, finely sliced 1 8-oz sheet of puff pastry, […]

creamy cambozola mushroom risotto

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory

Creamy Cambozola Shiitake and Baby Portobello Mushroom Risotto // Makes 5-6 Servings 2 tb butter 1 tb olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, quartered 1/2 pound medium and large shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tb kosher salt, plus more if needed to adjust seasoning 3/4 cup good dry white wine 1 1/2 cup carnaroli rice, may also substitute a short grain rice such as arborio 5-6 cups low sodium vegetable stock, simmering […]