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Hosting Thanksgiving … Let’s Get OrganizedHosting Thanksgiving … Let the Fun Begin

Whether this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving, your tenth or you’ve lost count, help is on its way. Over the past five years, I’ve compiled my tips into a very detailed checklist for hosting Thanksgiving with more ease, less stress; more joy and less Continue reading

Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon

Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon – Side Dish, Entrée or Salad for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Perhaps, like me, you’re feeling a bit behind in preparing for Thanksgiving this year. Thus I was so excited to make Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon and have it come out so deliciously. That’s why I’m rushing to share this Continue reading

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Maple Apple Tartlets – Chunky Apple Jam Atop Gluten-Free Oat and Almond Crust

Maple Apple Tartlets – Chunky Apple Jam Atop Gluten-Free Oat and Almond CrustMaple Apple Tartlets with Chunky, Deeply Flavored Apple Jam Make the Most of America’s Favorite Fruit

Apples, apples everywhere. We even found apples on our front doorstep, thanks to a friend who dropped off two bags filled with crisp, sweet-tart and juicy just-picked Honeycrisp apples. Perfect timing, as I wanted to adapt the Quince-Apple Continue reading

Fall Entertaining Cooking Class – Cooking with the Seasons in Bozeman, Montana

Fall Entertaining Cooking Class – Cooking with the Seasons. November 4th in Bozeman, MontanaFall Entertaining Cooking Class 
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:30 – 2:00

Fall’s such a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family. Join me on November 4th as we celebrate the season with a Fall Entertaining Cooking Class. Save your seat today to learn tips and techniques to prepare new and time-honored favorites. Continue reading

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with a Knockout Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with the Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad – Bright, Creamy, Delicious

A mid-summer visit from “Pie,” a dear friend originally from New Orleans, of course involved food. The menu included a Caesar Salad. With her first bite, Pie declared the Caesar Salad the best ever. With her vote of confidence, I’ve since made the dressing Continue reading

Three Berry Chia Pudding – Smooth, Luscious Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry Pudding

Three Berry Chia Pudding Three Berry Chia Pudding – Blending’s the Secret . . . No Cooking Required

Perhaps, like me, you’ve read the rave reviews about chia puddings. Perhaps, like me, you’ve even made and tried them a few times. And, perhaps like me, they never worked for you. That is until I read this amusing and well-written article by Joe Yonan in the Washington Post. He suggested Continue reading

Celebrate Early Fall Flavors Cooking Class – Cooking with the Seasons in Bozeman, Montana

Celebrate Early Fall Flavors Cooking Class Celebrate Early Fall Flavors Cooking Class
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:30 – 2:00

We still have a month to reap the benefits of summer’s long, warm growing season. So many of the glorious foods of late summer are still with us as we transition into early fall: yellow, red, green and purple vine-ripened tomatoes, luscious sweet corn, and an abundance of summer Continue reading