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Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie

It is a coincidence that Mother's Day and graduation celebrations fall during the peak of strawberry season? Nope. Spring's first fruit is a natural addition to any brunch menu, cocktail or dessert. This simple pie prominently features strawberries and is spiked with a Grand Marnier to add a little something extra special to the party.… Continue reading Have a Slice of Strawberry Grand Marnier Pie

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{Eat Local} Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffed French Toast

Necessity is the mother of invention, especially when it's the end of the week and I need to use up bits of this or that leftover occupying shelf space in the refrigerator, like a half cup of baked, mashed sweet potato.  I picked up a loaf of Ninth Street Bakery's Challah while at South Durham… Continue reading {Eat Local} Sweet Potato and Pecan Stuffed French Toast

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{Eat Local} Rainbow Chard Frittata

I had so much fun with the Locals Seafood Winter Seafood Jubilee "3 on 3" challenge that I'm going to make posting recipes a more frequent habit here on the blog, starting with this Rainbow Chard Frittata using several ingredients I purchased last weekend at Durham Farmers' Market. A frittata recipe should become a staple… Continue reading {Eat Local} Rainbow Chard Frittata

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{Eat Local} Locals Seafood Winter Seafood Jubilee – My First “3 on 3” Task: Clams

Locals Seafood asked me and two other social media foodie gurus (Kristen Baughman of gadaboutfood.com and Johanna Kramer of DurhamFoodie) to participate in the “3 on 3 at the Winter Seafood Jubilee” this month, a series of NC winter seafood-centric events and promotions taking place in the Triangle throughout February. Kristin was up to the task… Continue reading {Eat Local} Locals Seafood Winter Seafood Jubilee – My First “3 on 3” Task: Clams

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{Recipe} Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Rum Raisins and Pecans

Around my kitchen there are three traditional Christmas flavor profiles: peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog. This year I've been a bit more obsessed with eggnog in my baking (not so much for drinking, unless it's an eggnog latte from my favorite local coffee shop). Christmas is nearly here and I'm planning one more baked item for… Continue reading {Recipe} Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Rum Raisins and Pecans

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Blackberry Peach “Breakfast” Crumble

  Though typically a dessert, I've included "breakfast" in this crumble recipe title because I've been known to eat the refrigerated leftovers (when there are leftovers) with plain greek yogurt for breakfast the following day.  Besides, there's oatmeal in the crumble topping and oatmeal is a traditional breakfast food, right? One tip - the crumble topping on… Continue reading Blackberry Peach “Breakfast” Crumble

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Summer Meals from the Market

Though not Summer officially just yet, we've been enjoying early Summer produce at the local farmers' markets for the past couple of weeks:  zucchini and summer squash, berries of many varieties, peaches, sungold cherry tomatoes, and now corn.  To me, Summer brings inspiration to spend more quality time in my kitchen, trying new-to-me recipes flagged in… Continue reading Summer Meals from the Market