November 18, 2018

apple, orange, cranberry sauce

If you’re like me, you’re not a big fan of the cranberry sauce that magically retains the shape of the can it comes out of. After avoiding this side dish at every pertinent holiday, several years ago, I discovered a Williams-Sonoma recipe for apple, orange, cranberry sauce and my family and I have never looked back. While I’ve altered it a bit from the original, trust me when I say it’s every bit as delicious as the first year I made it. I am very thankful for this flavorful cranberry medley and think you will be too. Happy holidays!

“double-tree” chocolate chip cookies

For years I have been foiled by the chocolate chip cookie. I’ve followed recipe after recipe to the letter. I’ve asked people about their tips and tricks–more vanilla, expensive vanilla, different sugar ratios, all just bought/fresh ingredients–nothing has worked. And then–my friend Jess opened my eyes to these. It’s supposed to be the ‘DoubleTree Hotel’ chocolate chip cookies–yes, those. The cookie with the reputation that precedes it, in a great way! I will not...

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creamy chicken and gnocchi with asparagus

As I continue to incorporate more poultry into my diet, my quest for yummy recipes with chicken breasts continues. This one hit the spot. And while the original recipe came from Diabetic Living… I made some substitutions they probably wouldn’t be so happy with… But delish it was! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth (I used regular) 2 tbs. all-purpose flour 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups whole wheat...

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fast shepherd’s pie–guest post!

Master Chef Michelle is in the kitchen and The Edible Bookmark couldn’t be happier! In honor of Easter and the recent chilly temperatures, she’s sharing a family favorite made with lamb and love. Without further adieu… Michelle P. Ok, who isn’t sick of the cold yet?! If I could get my hands on that ground hog…well, as an animal lover I guess I have to let some things go. Just gives us more time to enjoy...

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archer’s voice, by mia sheridan

So when I burst into tears and had to re-read numerous parts of this book, I concluded that this was the first 4-bookmark book that I had read in a while. Wow. The emotion Mia Sheridan evoked in Archer’s Voice was just…wow. I resisted reading this book for a while, not wanting to buy into the hype that has been surrounding it. But, the masses were right on this one. Shall we… Six months...

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garlic, butter shrimp scampi

Initially, I paused in blogging about this recipe. Then I realized how I could help it! And to be fair, I did go back for seconds of the original recipe. This is another quick, week-night meal that I think would pair nicely with a simple side salad. Let me know what you think! Original recipe is from How to Nest For Less. Ingredients 8 ounces of whole wheat angel hair pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4...

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baltimore eatery: grano emporio

A few weeks ago, my girlfriends and I stumbled upon a small restaurant in the heart of Hampden, an area of downtown Baltimore. We originally had reservations some place else, but a super fast change in direction landed us literally across the street at the most charming local Italian eatery–a split second decision that couldn’t have had better results if we tried. We walked into Grano Emporio and while small and packed on a...

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