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Fresh Corn Ravioli with Herb Cream Sauce

I have a new favorite gadget. A ravioli maker. It makes pretty ravioli. Unitasker shmunitasker. I like it and it was well worth the $14. Just put one 4×12-inch piece of dough on the base, push down with the press, fill with filling, then lay the second sheet of dough on top. Run a rolling...

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

This salad kind of looks like fall… but it’s all summer, baby. It’s not terribly different from our other roasted vegetable salads, if you just replaced the lettuce with hearty grains (we used Trader Joe’s harvest grain mix, which is pretty but not my favorite. I know my mom will disagree, but I feel that...

Book Update & NYC Book Signing

Meanwhile… in cookie dough land (which is somewhere in between la la land and neverland, if you were curious)… I had my second book signing in my hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Many thanks to John (and Cashmere the cat) at Explore Booksellers for hosting. I have to say this event was extra special to me,...

CSA Salad

May as well just rename this blog “Sweets & Salads,” because that is what it has become. I have to say you’re not the only one who’s noticed that I’ve been short on posting lately. Let’s just say that we’re in the final push to finish the photography for Book #2. And when each shot...

Fruit and Herb Lemonade

I was something of a petite entrepreneur when I was a child. I’d setup elaborate bake sales and lemonade stands at the top of our driveway (which just so happened to be along a very popular bike route in our town). I’d prepare an assortment of baked goods, including cookies, brownies, fudge, etc. as well...

Pickled Sweet Cherries

A surplus of cherries is a problem I’m not used to having. But alas, I was faced with a few pounds of cherries, more than we could eat before they went bad. As I flipped through my canning books looking for a cherry jam recipe, something else caught my eye. Pickled cherries. It sounded both...