Party Menu: Summer Bridal Shower

Kate and Matt are getting married later this summer, and I was delighted to be able to host a bridal shower for Kate to meet her extended in-laws. A backyard garden party was planned, and I got my butt in gear and spruced up the patio and surrounds to make everything nice for the day.

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Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage (recipe)

Sweet Potatoes are a super food, and while I generally associate them with fall and winter cooking, they are good year round. They are great roasted and tossed with pomegranate syrup, mashed with lots of butter and salt as a side dish, made into soup, and sweet potato pie. Every year, I am invited to

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Cookbook Book Club: Around My French Table with Dorie Greenspann

Right around the New Year, Valerie of Suburban Bites suggested a cookbook dinner club via her wall on Facebook. Sort of like a book club, in that everyone “reads” the same cookbook and then gets together for a potluck dinner to discuss. Since we don’t live geographically close to each other, and because I thought

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Salsabol

Gudrun (you are probably asking yourself) why are you featuring this kitchen gadget, which is not an edible food item. Three standout reasons: A. The Salsabol was designed by two local recent college grads (I almost called them kids, then thought better of it. But I am sure they are at least a decade or

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