Category Archives: Do Ahead

Maple Oatmeal Scones

What do you do when you have trouble relaxing on a rainy day by the lake? Imagine plates upon plates of these light, melt-in-your-mouth Maple Oatmeal Scones. I actually like them better without the drizzle of extra maple frosting sweetness; … Continue reading

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Healthy Chicken Mole

I vaguely remember one sentence (and perhaps only one) from one of college papers. It read something along the lines of: “Cinco de Mayo has become Cinco de Drinko.” Granted, I was a sociology and Spanish major very interested in … Continue reading

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Passover Lemon Cheesecake

I am so sick of the flourless chocolate cake that I, and thousands of other bakers, make for Passover each year. Yes, you can tweak it. Yes, there are countless variations. But aren’t you ready for some dessert variety this … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Chicken Tagine

We didn’t want to go out to eat on a workday, but we did have one of our best friends coming over for dinner. Being a best friend, he would have been happy with grilled cheese. But being his best … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

Oh happiness. Happiness can come in many forms. A new job (yipee!), a joke (What did zero say to eight? “I like your belt!”), a sneaky “I love you!” written on someone’s (guess whose?) very thorough To-Do List, a hug, … Continue reading

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Southwest Lentil Soup with Adobo

I’m from the Southwest, and even though I haven’t lived there for seven years, the tastes and flavors are in my blood.  Take lentil soup for example. It’s pretty standard, right? The trinity of onions, celery and carrots, some minced … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

It was a big day in our household yesterday. My mother-in-law was officially promoted. What, you may ask? Why do I care? Well, because I said so! My mother-in-law is now ruling the world of Rheumatology (is everyone getting enough … Continue reading

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