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5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

The five basic flavors – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami – are highlighted in this Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes.

Family Smorgasbord Night – No Cooking, Just Bonding

Family Smorgasbord Night – No Cooking, Just Bonding

For us, Family Smorgasbord is a mashup of little bites of stuff we like. They don’t have to go together or have the same culinary roots. They just need to taste good.

Score! Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sweet Bacon-Broccoli Salad Snares a Broccoli-Hater

Score! Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sweet Bacon-Broccoli Salad Snares a Broccoli-Hater

Even a broccoli-hater will eat this salad. Guaranteed. (Hint: it’s the bacon!)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon and Bacon-Jalapeño Jam

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon and Bacon-Jalapeño Jam

Almost blackened, these Brussels sprouts are spicy-sweet-tart-crunchy-soft yumminess and perfect for the holiday table.

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Eating “As Low on the Food Chain as You Can”

Warning – this might be a rant. Many moons ago, back when I still listened to AM radio, I heard a physician on a call-in show called “Ask the Doctor” make a pronouncement about food and healthy eating, and it stuck with me: Eat as […]

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Quick and easy Chipotle Chicken Salad is a great for a tailgate party while also being a foodie-worthy appetizer.

Small Business Saturday – Buy Local

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, a fitting reminder to “shop small” after the Black Friday frenzy.  (I wasn’t in that frenzy, but have seen the reports.  Shudder.) I love to head to the Tomball Farmers’ Market on Small Business Saturday and visit […]

Hospital Food:  Why is it Sooooo Bad???

Hospital Food: Why is it Sooooo Bad???

Why, why, why is hospital food sooooo bad??? Why do they feed patients high-fat/high-sugar dishes?

Pepper Jelly Slaw

Pepper Jelly Slaw

A pepper jelly slaw is born of a condiment compulsion.

Quick& Elegant Appetizer – Belgian Endive with Brie & Grapes

Quick& Elegant Appetizer – Belgian Endive with Brie & Grapes

Throw down a quick appetizer with bright summer flavors by adding brie and jam to Belgian endive.

Grilling at Glover Gardens: Spicy Jerk Game Hens

Grilling at Glover Gardens: Spicy Jerk Game Hens

Tender, succulent bites pack a one-two flavor punch of spicy-sweet and an aroma redolent of the Caribbean – this dish is a keeper. The jerk sauce and marinade are fabulous with poultry, but also with other meats and grilled veggies.


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