Author Archives: Marilyn

Rhubarb Custard Dessert Reminder

I really should have titled this “Rhubarb Crack”.  I mean seriously people – it is addictingly delicious. I can’t believe it’s been THREE YEARS since I posted it. I know I’ve dreamt of it countless times and as soon as I … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad in Seattle

Click here to view recipe. To me, cooking is like fashion.  Things come and go. What is hot and what is not often depends on the season. Heavier stews and hearty soups in winter and light salads or chilled vegetable … Continue reading

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Shrimp & Grapefruit Salad

Click here to view recipe. I love this quick to prepare, fresh tasting and protein-laden salad.  During winter when citrus fruits are fresh and plentiful, this is the kind of salad I often crave. That said, now that winter is, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Click here to view recipe. Honestly, I thought I posted this fruit bread recipe long ago, but when I searched my own website I was surprised to see that I’ve been holding back.  I’ve been making this cranberry bread since … Continue reading

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Canal House Lentils

Click here to view recipe. Winter and lentils go together in my world, as long as winter is in a cold-ish location because I feel that winter doesn’t count if you are in a tropical place. So since I’m in … Continue reading

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Chickpea Lentil Stew

Click here to view recipe. OK, listen up.  I should call this “garbage soup” because I made it primarily to use my home cooked garbanzo beans that have been sitting in my freezer for a while along with a few … Continue reading

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Hamentashen – Four Years Later!

I’m already baking up a batch of Hamentashen for Purim – one of my favorite Jewish holidays which is coming up in a week on February 28! I made three versions, filling one with mixed fruit (like the recipe below, … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

2018!  At the beginning of most calendar years, I take stock of my kitchen and everything contained therein.  This year, with strong encouragement from my daughter and sister, I rearranged my cupboards – slightly.  I moved my saucepans and fry … Continue reading

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Overnight Brunch French Toast

Click here to view recipe. My favorite meal, should you ask me, is brunch.  I am not a morning person and am rarely hungry at 6:00 am when I get up to start my day.  I need COFFEE once my … Continue reading

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Chocoholic’s Swirly Banana Bread

Click here to view recipe. As evidenced by a post from two years ago, I enjoy good banana bread … I really do.  And back then I referred to the posted recipe as “the best banana bread ever.” Well, I … Continue reading

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