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Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto

“A-rooooo-gula. It’s a VEG-E-TA-BLE.” I can’t so much as think about arugula without hearing Steve Martin explaining to a supermarket full of people he sees as bumpkins what “a-ROOOOO-gula” is. In “My Blue Heaven,” Martin plays a mobster in witness protection in a much smaller town than he’s used to. In the famous supermarket scene,[click for recipe and more]

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Have you ever slaved away on the perfect dessert? I’m not talking an hour or two. I’m talking days of strategizing, googling, and ingredient shopping, followed by an early morning wake-up to ensure adequate time if (when) something goes wrong. I’m talking egg whites that need to be beaten to a perfect foam while the[click for recipe and more]

Mushroom and Leek Quiche

Mushroom and Leek Quiche

Take a leek. Being able to make that joke each and every time I make this may in fact be the only reason I like leeks. It’s hard to dislike food that so easily lends itself to 12-year-old humor. In fairness to the leek, though, this is quite good even without the lame jokes. Leeks[click for recipe and more]

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

There are two things I always seem to have around: dried cranberries (because I impulsively bought a five pound bag at Sam’s Club last year) and at least one pathetic-looking orange that I bought weeks ago with the best intentions of juicing/zesting/otherwise providing with a good home. And you know the saying – when life[click for recipe and more]