Author Archives: Marilyn

Shirazi – AKA Chopped Vegetable Salad

Click here to view recipe. My daughter-in-law invited our family (all adults are vaccinated!) to their home today for breakfast and to celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz.   Nowruz means “New Day” and features many lovely traditions including celebrations, … Continue reading

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Overnight Grab and Go Oatmeal Bowls

Click here to view recipe. Because I’m typically up by 6:30 in the morning, I often forego a proper breakfast.  After my house-made coffee drink, I am ready to tackle the day until maybe 10 am.  So make-ahead breakfast items … Continue reading

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Chili – Perfect for Cold Nights and Remembering Family

So this post was originally published way back in 2011. And I actually re-posted it again in 2015. Which should tell you how much I adore this recipe. But what really had me thinking about this post – aside from … Continue reading

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Stir Together Cinnamon Tea Bread 

Click here to view recipe. If you are looking for a “no mixer needed” quick bread that uses oil instead of butter and can be sliced to have with your morning coffee or tea, or used as a dessert for … Continue reading

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Warming Breakfast Loaf

Click here to view recipe. This is a simple, easy to stir together breakfast loaf cake that includes fruit and vegetables: carrot, zucchini, banana…so that is healthful, right?  Maybe not so much, but this sure hits the spot smeared with … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto

Click here to view recipe. Years ago, so many many years ago that now it seems like a lifetime, my sister Susan and I went to Tuscany together. Our kids were all still young and living at home, but we … Continue reading

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Brown Rice with Black Beans & Cheese 

Click here to view recipe. The Winter Solstice…  It is the shortest, darkest day of the year and a day when I inevitably breathe a sigh of relief because from that point on, the days begin to get a little … Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Scones

Click here to view recipe. This morning, I noticed a few bananas on the counter that were overly ripe.  A smoothie seemed too cold for December, I was over banana bread and banana pancakes and banana cake…so I did a … Continue reading

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Toasted Israeli Couscous with Spicy Eggplant

Click here to view recipe. I recently found this recipe by Adeena Sussman and decided to try my hand with it since I had a large eggplant sitting in my kitchen – just waiting for a home.  The original recipe … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Scones

Click here to view recipe. Please forgive me for posting another scone recipe.  If you can believe it – this is my EIGHTH scone recipe! I simply couldn’t help it. I do live in the land of apples after all. … Continue reading

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