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Moroccan Chicken With Carrot Puree

First of all, let me apologize in advance. These next few months are going to be nuts. I can’t reveal all the details now, but let me just say I’m working on something… very sweet. It’s good. So good I know that it will make up for a few months of scarce posting. You’ll have...

Roasted Beet Risotto

Yep, you can officially call us beet crazy. But, I mean, how can you not love this? Look at it. It’s hot pink risotto. Hot pink people. Something about the color of beets just makes me happy. Very few other foods do that. Especially healthy ones. I can’t wait until the beets start rolling in...

Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Barren County, Kentucky

When you’re younger, field trips usually mean the pumpkin patch. Or the planetarium. Or the farm. A nice change from the classroom, but typically not more than that. When you’re older, and happen to be a food blogger, field trips to the farm take on a whole new meaning. The farm in this situation was...

Chocolate Dipped Almond Macaroons

Ever since we returned from Italy, I’ve been (unsuccessfully) trying to recreate what may have been the best thing I ate the entire time I was there. Amaretti Morbidi, or soft Amaretti cookies. Not to be confused with the little crunchy amaretti cookies, which, aside from the delicate almond flavor, are completely different creatures. So...

Quesadillas with Onion-Cranberry Salsa

I’m surprised that this is the first quesadilla I’ve ever posted here. It may be the fact that it’s not a common occurrence here, and especially wasn’t so during the time I was (mostly) cheese free. Quesadillas can often teeter on the greasy side. Too much cheese and too much oil is probably the quickest...

Beet and Fennel Soup with Kefir

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier soup. But for all you know, this soup could be nasty. You should have learned from the ugly pizza not to judge a book by it’s cover. But lucky for you, it’s not. And you can. A beautiful presentation with an equally delightful taste. Let me speak...