Five Cookie Favorites

Five Cookie Favorites

Local sweets and international wonders can be found in the form of these genius confections.  This months editorial at A Passionate Plate reveals my top picks…

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Teriyaki Sauce Taste-Off

Teriyaki Sauce Taste-Off

My resolution this year is to introduce new flavors into my kitchen.  This week I wandered through the condiment isle and found myself standing in…

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Dijon Tasting

Dijon Tasting

Dijon mustard is one of the most versatile pantry items in the cupboard.  It adds depth to marinades, low-cal thickness to dressings and spiciness to…

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Salsa is Summer

Salsa is Summer

Hot days, warm balmy nights, cold beers, a bottle of tequila… this is sounding like a country song, but I have a point.  Salsa. It’s…

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Garlic Pasta Sauce Taste-off

Garlic Pasta Sauce Taste-off

My personal truth is that I rarely buy pasta sauce from a jar.  It’s so easy to make from either a can of chopped tomatoes…

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Raspberry Jam Taste-Test

Raspberry Jam Taste-Test

Remember how I said I’m starting to recommend products on our shelves at work?  I’m tasting 4-5 varieties of like-items (raspberry jam, for example) and…

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Another Pricey Addiction

Another Pricey Addiction

This has to stop.  Artisan cheese and imported spreads, gourmet mustard and local breads.  My bank account is feeling the burn. The other night my friends, Celina and…

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