Author Archives: Marilyn

Fantastic Farro Fruit Bowls

Click here to view recipe. Seattle’s average summer temperatures hardly ever reach 80 degrees, so in June when it was reported that we expected daytime heat to the tune of 95-110 degrees over a three to four day period, I … Continue reading

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Sesame Salmon Pasta Salad (one more time)

I first posted this recipe over three years ago! But with the official start to our summer just a few days away – I thought this would be a great recipe reminder. It’s the perfect cool, colorful and comforting dish … Continue reading

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Berry Cornmeal Pancakes

Click here to view recipe. I have decided that soft, warm pancakes are the perfect food for babies who are trying to feed themselves.  I tried this Smitten Kitchen recipe the other week to use up some nearly over ripe … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Raspberry Cobbler

Click here to view recipe. I go a little crazy when it’s rhubarb season in Seattle!  It’s a limited time when these beautiful, crimson, celery-like shards of deliciousness show up in farmers markets and stores, and during the month or … Continue reading

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Easy Bean & Squash Stew

Click here to view recipe. For some reason, I have become enamoured with butternut squash. Readily available at my local grocery store, it stays fresh for a long long time on the kitchen counter so it has become one of … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew My Way

Click here to view recipe. At the risk of sounding boastful, I am the queen of leftovers (or previously served/prepared food) meal preparation.  While in Seattle, I make three meals a day, seven days a week except the occasional times … Continue reading

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Mint-Stuffed Brownies

Click here to view recipe. This week I really had a craving for mint brownies, but the thought of making a buttercream and then waiting to top the pan of brownies with ganache seemed like too much work.  And then … Continue reading

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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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