July 2015

Handheld Ham and Cheese Pie (aka Ham and Brie Pop Tarts!)

July 27, 2015
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This ham and cheese pie are made with ham and brie, making them the perfect savory hand pie for a meal or just a fun snack! “Let’s do a guys night out!” I said to my friend Peter and Hadley one weekend while we were up in Sonoma. For most people, a phrase like that would […]

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Strawberry Plum Jam with Rosemary

July 20, 2015
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This luscious summer fruit jam is bursting with flavor while the touch of rosemary tempers the jam’s sweetness. “Hey are you planning to make plum jam this season? Can I tag along for a team jam session?’ texted my friend Tina. I had given her a batch of my vanilla and bay leaf plum jam […]

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Summer Minestrone Soup

July 13, 2015
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This easy summer minestrone soup recipe takes advantage of seasonal vegetables for a dish that is bursting with flavor. Summer is in full swing and, as always, my eyes are bigger than my mouth and stomach when it comes to the grocery shopping. Going to the supermarket (or the farmers market if I can remember […]

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Arancini Recipe, otherwise known as Fried Risotto Balls

July 6, 2015
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This arancini recipe (fried risotto balls) is an updated version of the classic Italian appetizer, using Panko crumbs for extra crunch! “I think I lost track of how many I’ve eaten.” said AJ when I asked him if he liked the arancinis I had made for the dinner party. That’s a solid sign that he […]

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