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Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

Make a batch of these candied walnuts to enjoy with Roasted Beets or simply sprinkle them on a...

Maple Pepitas

Maple Pepitas

When you need a little something crispy and salty for topping a salad or bowl, look to pepitas,...

Same Day Pizza Dough

Same Day Pizza Dough

When I want pizza and haven't planned ahead, I make a yeasted dough and add some of my sourdough...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto is made from pumpkin seeds, the green ones known as "pepitas" which come from hulless...

Cream Cheese and Lox

Cream Cheese and Lox

Brunch is one of my favorite ways to get together with people. It's casual because of the timing...

Polenta Tomato Tart

Polenta Tomato Tart

When it's fresh tomato season here in Montana, I'm usually satisfied with a plate of sliced...

Avocado Ranch

Avocado Ranch

I made this dressing to go with Bison Taco Salad, and had some extra so the next day I tried it on...

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

A text with a friend yesterday reminded me to post some of my "just stir it together" favorites,...

Artichoke Nibbles

Artichoke Nibbles

My Mom made a lot of recipes from Sunset magazine in the 1970's and these Artichoke Nibbles are...

Gravlax

Gravlax

Salmon is easy to cure at home but for some reason has people intimidated. No more! As long as you...

Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Tomato season has taken it's sweet time getting here this year, but now that we are in the last...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

These Vietnamese style spring rolls make for a cool and refreshing dinner. Set up all the...

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is easy to make at home and great to have on hand for when you need a quick lunch or snack...

Crispy Lentils

Crispy Lentils

Pantry items are a whole lot easier to incorporate into meals when you get them cooked. This photo...

Mignonette for Oysters

Mignonette for Oysters

Most of my oyster memories are midday affairs with either a waterfront view or heaping mounds of...

Salted Almonds

Salted Almonds

The best results for homemade salted almonds come from a hot brine and a hot oven. I've adapted...

Black Pepper Ranch

Black Pepper Ranch

Black pepper and buttermilk make a great dip, drizzle, or dressing—think of it as ranch dressing...

Pesto

Pesto

Our growing season is short here in Montana, but a lot seems to happen in mid-summer. I returned...

Focaccia

Focaccia

  A fluffy focaccia like this can be yours in a couple hours. Thanks to food network's Anne...

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

There's really not much to making your own baked sweet potato fries:  scrub a couple sweet...

Miso Butter with Chives

Miso Butter with Chives

I didn't think butter could be improved upon, but by adding white miso and rice vinegar you get a...

Quick Pickled Veggies

Quick Pickled Veggies

You can make quick pickles with just about any veggie - let your garden or farmer's market be your...

Garden Ranch Dressing

Garden Ranch Dressing

A fresh green salad with ranch dressing is a great partner for anything off the grill, as well as...

Crispy Garbanzos

Crispy Garbanzos

Crispy garbanzos are something you can make at home, the key is to let the beans air dry for 30...

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Ahhhh, the aroma of fresh mint has me excited for my class at the Cancer Support Community...

Miso Tahini Sauce

Miso Tahini Sauce

Think peanut sauce without the peanuts, and way more probiotics.  Use it on cabbage slaw and serve...

Citrus Cured Salmon

Citrus Cured Salmon

Thanks go to Roland Passot, a masterful French chef at the helm of exquisite La Folie on Russian...

Shrimp Escabeche

Shrimp Escabeche

This is the dish you want when you are hosting friends or if you want to treat yourself to a...

Poached Shrimp

Poached Shrimp

I set a bag of frozen shrimp in my refrigerator to thaw but didn't get around to making the recipe...

Grissini

Grissini

Julia Child and Carol Field appeared to have so much fun making these rustic breadsticks that I...

Hummus with Thai Flavors

Hummus with Thai Flavors

Quick and healthy lunches and snacks are at your fingertips when you have fresh hummus in your...

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Pizza at home seems like a good idea until you try to mix and rise the dough the same day you're...

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

Lemony Caesar dressing is terrific on crisp, chilled romaine lettuce or as a dip for vegetables. I...

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce

Spicy peanut sauce? Sweet peanut sauce? Customize your personal blend by making it yourself—it...

Popcorn

Popcorn

Popcorn made in a pan on the stove is delicious drizzled with butter, of course, but do try it...

Polenta Appetizers

Polenta Appetizers

Appetizers don't always require bread. Cook some polenta, spread on a sheet pan, bake for 30...

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