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    Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

    Here’s a fun way to prepare shrimp that’s also quick and easy. The shrimp are sautéed in olive oil with finely diced red and green bell pepper, along with garlic and grated ginger, and then tossed with angel hair pasta. So…

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    Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp

    What’s your go-to quick midweek meal? Mine often involves angel hair pasta, because it cooks in only 3 minutes. My other standby is shrimp, which also cooks almost as fast. In this Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp we are using both, and tossing them…

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    Provencal Endive Salad

    Belgian endive (correctly pronounced “on-DEEV”, though most people around here say, “N-dive” and good luck getting them to change) is a lettuce-like vegetable that is often used with the leaves acting as little boats, to hold appetizer tidbits. The leaves…

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    Ginger Chicken with Almonds

    My friend Steve-Anna sent me this wonderful recipe for ginger chicken and claimed that it was one of her all time favorites. My father doesn’t eat ginger if he can avoid it, so when I made it I just warned…

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    Chewy Almond Squares

    Sometimes I want to bake something sweet, but I just don’t want a big fuss with a mixer or running the oven for an hour. These chewy almond squares fit the bill! They’re basically blondies, but made with almond extract…

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    Oatmeal Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

    We can all probably use a breakfast recipe for busy schedules and on-the-go eating. These Oatmeal Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies check off the box for both of those needs. BREAKFAST COOKIES FOR BUSY MORNINGS As a frazzled mother of twin…

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    Almond Pound Cake with Orange Glaze

    If you are looking for a special pound cake to prepare for a special gathering, consider this almond pound cake! It is both dense and light, as all pound cakes should be; it’s rich with the aroma of almonds from the…

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    Ginger Almond Biscotti

    These ginger almond biscotti are almost like gingersnaps in their crispiness and flavor! Fresh grated ginger goes into the batter, as well as toasted almonds and the usual suspects of fall spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. There are two camps…

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    Almond Flour Waffles

    I love cooking for people. It’s my primary means of showing affection. And while I’m always happy to work around dietary needs, cooking for my younger brother takes a bit more consideration. Not only is he lactose intolerant, he is…

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    Herb-Spiced Mixed Nuts

    It’s always good to have an appetizer you can make quickly during the holidays—or during any party-going season, really. But there’s something festive and indulgent about spiced nuts that always feels right for the season. This snack takes the idea…

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    Almond Shortbread Cookies

    There can never be too many recipes for shortbread, whether for holiday baking or “just because” baking. That “just because” moment could be a for teatime treat, a gift for a friend, or to finish a dinner party. I like…

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    Amaretti Cookies

    The first time I had amaretti cookies was in the Piazza San Marco in Venice. I stumbled upon a small cart selling a variety of ornate confections. Amongst all the tinsel and colorful sugar my eyes were drawn to a…

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    Chocolate Florentine Cookies

    There are a number of cookies that I try not to make too often. This is not because they are difficult or time-consuming, but because they get consumed way too fast in our household! https://stokvideolar.com

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    Almond Crescent Cookies

    This week’s Christmas cookie is presented to you by guest author Garrett McCord. ~Elise When I was a child my parents hated me enough to put me into a table manners class called Ms. Etiquette. I learned to say please…

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    Mini Quiche with Eggplant

    Eggplant Mini Quiche Ingredients Ingredients for the dough 400 gr. flour – 3,5 glasses of water 200 gr. butter – cold 2 eggs salt 1 – 2 tablespoons of water (if required) Ingredients for the interiorgrillstrong> 3 pieces of eggplant…

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    Mango & passion fruit meringue roulade

    3 large egg whites Egg egg The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a… 175g caster sugar 1 level tsp cornflour 1 tsp malt vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract icing sugar, to dust 200g…

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    Summer pea pasta

    3 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s… 3 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped zest 2 lemons Lemon…

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    Plum, hazelnut & chocolate cake

    175g butter, plus extra for greasing Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 500g plums Plum pl-um The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many…