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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with James Joyce and Guinness Inspired Recipes

By: Melanie Several years ago my husband and I traveled to Europe and the UK.  At each destination, our wanderings were influenced by my love of two things (not surprisingly), food and literature. In Florence, our trip was built around … Continue reading

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How to Make Sweet Potato Fries: Because you CAN have your fries and bake them too

By: Melanie If you read our blog with any degree of frequency, you may have gathered a few things about me: I prefer paperbacks to e-books and classics to the weekly best sellers. I also have a culinary habit that … Continue reading

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How to Make Beet Pancakes: This Heart Day, Impress your Mark Darcy with Pink Food

By: Melanie It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and this year, there’s real reason to rejoice: news just broke that there is another installment of my favorite guilty pleasure, Bridget Jones, in the works. The third book in the series is due … Continue reading

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How to make cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with a Twist: How to make pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin seed pesto

By: Melanie Is it me, or has this year flown by? It was just Valentine’s Day (wasn’t it?!), and yet somehow, Thanksgiving is nearly upon us.  Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite holidays. As a vegetarian, a day … Continue reading

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How to Make Beer Flavored Soft Pretzels: A tribute to the virtues and vices of America’s favorite beverage

By: Melanie Is there anything more American than College football? Rooting on your alma mater with food, friends, and of course a few beers. Of course not! This made me consider what else, in this “melting pot” of a culture, … Continue reading

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