Kale Chips

Late last fall I fell in love with kale.  I can honestly say I cannot remember a single time that I ate it growing up.  As far as I know, I have only my farmer to thank for this vegetable romance. The first time I discovered this huge leafy vegetable in my CSA box, I had no idea what it was or how to use it in cooking.  Obviously, my instincts told me to search Pinterest and various other food blogs.

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A Tennessee Snow Day

Living here continues to amaze me.  I was working at a little elementary school outside of Nashville yesterday.  While listening to a great little 2nd grade reader, the announcements came on to inform the children that all after school activities would be cancelled due to inclement weather.  I quickly looked outside expecting to see blinding snow and high winds.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bread

White chocolate and raspberries are amazing when used together in cooking.  This recipe is a test run…  It’s the first time I’ve made it and I’m definitely learning as I go!  And it actually came out pretty good!  To get started, I used a recipe for cinnamon swirl I found on Cooks Illustrated website.  From there… I changed LOTS around to achieve the decadent white chocolate and raspberry swirl.

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Homemade Applesauce

I love making home made apple crisp…. and whenever I make an apple pie or an apple crisp, I never throw out my peels and cores.  Instead, they go straight into one of my small pots, through a food mill, and return to the kitchen as applesauce.  This is an easy thing to buy at the store, but the nice thing about making my own is that I know EXACTLY what goes inside it: apples.  And that’s it.

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Honey Oatmeal Bread

So I know that most of us have heard the “cut back on carbs” commands to eat healthy and lose weight.  But let’s be honest… there is NO way I can part with bread.  It is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of warm chicken noodle soup, the solution to a plate of pasta with a delicious red sauce begging to be mopped up, or a soft buttery place for your fried eggs to land on before being devoured.

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