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Dutch Pepernoten

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Our memories are very strongly connected to our sense of smell.  You all know how scents can trigger very strong memories – often instantly transporting you to a[...]
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Skillet Cornbread

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Alternately titled: “One girl’s fight against becoming a football widow” It is Sunday afternoon.  It is late September.  There is a pot of chili on my stove.[...]
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Hot (and spiked!) Apple Cider

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Oh hot and spicy apple cider, you take me way back! When I think of hot apple cider I instantly get transported about 10 years back.  Back to the time when we were[...]
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Sweet Potato Empanadas

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So here it is: the night before Thanksgiving Sunday. The turkey is thawing out on the counter, all the groceries have been bought, 4.5 hours of traffic have been con[...]
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Cilantro and Edamame Salad

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I had a bag of wonderful, shelled, organic edamame beans sitting in our freezer for a few months. Sometimes I even forgot that it was there at all!  So a few days a[...]
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