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SPICY GARLIC CONFIT, MODERN PIONEERING + A GIVEAWAY


I’ve written about my friend Georgia Pellegrini before and I’ve really enjoyed both books she’s written previously; but her new book, Modern Pioneering might just be my favorite one yet.

52 sundays; april 6, 2014


A few weeks ago, The Professor and I headed up to Chicago and hung out in the lobby hoping to catch up with friends at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference.

CHILLED CUCUMBER AND DILL SOUP


I, for one, am counting the days until The Professor and I can sit outside on our porch, sip some wine and enjoy dinner al fresco; and if it’s not too much to ask, I’d also like to break out my flip-flops – heck, I might even get all crazy and grab a brand new pair when the temperature hits the 65 degree mark.  I am a lover of all seasons and really do look forward to the fade of one while ushering in the next, but I don’t think there has ever been a Spring that I’ve longed for like this year’s Spring.

GRAIN-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY-LEMON PANCAKES


It’s been somewhat of a challenge to come here and write these days; I think some of it has to do with the endless amount of snow on the ground for what feels like an entire year.

GLUTEN-FREE CINNAMON CRISPS


Not much happening here at the old Smith Bites homestead; there is still snow on the ground (‘Suprise!

ROASTED RED PEPPER SOUP WITH GLUTEN-FREE CRAB CAKES


I’m not going to lament about the weather – we all know the West Coast is in a drought and both the Midwest and Eastern seaboard have been buried in snow and ice for the last several weeks.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BROTH – AND ONE SIMPLE CHANGE


It was nearly seven years ago on a Palm Sunday weekend that The Professor found himself headed to the ER in an ambulance and me frantically calling my father-in-law for a ride to the hospital.

INDIAN-SPICED POTATO SKINS


So these little bites came about because The Professor and I both really enjoy Indian food – and we don’t make it at home – although I’m not sure why.

52 sundays; january 26,2014


2013 was a big year travel year for The Professor and me; we began in March and didn’t stop until right before Thanksgiving.

52 sundays; january 19, 2014


You know I’m a former Seattle girl, yes? And while I’m now an Indiana girl, I still miss the Pacific Northwest – the mountains, the food scene, friends and family who still live there and yes, even the weather .

GLUTEN-FREE GRAIN-FREE BANANA MUFFIN WITH STREUSEL


Yes, I’m being mean – tempting those of you on a diet of cleanses, salads and carrot sticks.  Just tuck this recipe away until after January, because gluten-free and grain-free or not, these are pretty damn good – so says The Professor.

POTATO GRATIN


The Professor and I managed to survive something called a ‘Polar Vortex’ – meaning temperatures for more than 48 hours were well below zero and windchill was a record-breaking -41 degrees.


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