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Leek, Mushroom and Bacon Quiche

Slicing veggies for this leek, mushroom and bacon quiche is a breeze on this new cutting board from CuttingBoard.com, made with sustainably-harvested teak. Enter below to win one for yourself! My friend Colleen of Souffle Bombay contacted me, asking me if I'd be interested in participating in a giveaway for a new business, CuttingBoard.com. CuttingBoard.com …

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Artichoke and Jalapeño Cocktail Meatballs

This post is sponsored by La Terra Fina, a San Francisco Bay Area maker of delicious dips, spreads and ready-to-eat quiches. I used their Artichoke & Jalapeño dip to create these bite-sized cocktail meatballs.  I was contacted earlier this month by a representative of La Terra Fina, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that makes …

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Lamb Korma

Lamb korma: lamb shoulder braises in a spicy, creamy sauce with veggies, and is served over Indian rice. I have tried Indian food at least three times, but was never that happy with the dishes I'd tried (except naan bread — how could anyone dislike naan bread??). I'm not averse to spicy foods, so it wasn't …

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas + a cookbook giveaway

I believe I have confessed before that I was rather picky as a child. For a period of time, I boycotted tomatoes in all forms (even pizza). For nearly two decades, I refused to touch any kind of fish or shellfish. The most "exotic" cuisine I would eat was Americanized Chinese takeout. I'm happy to …

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Butternut Squash Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese

As soon as I saw the March issue of Food Network Magazine in my mailbox, I was excited. The entire issue was dedicated to cheese. Cheesy appetizers. Cheesy main dishes. Cheesy desserts. And 50 different varieties of macaroni and cheese. As soon as I saw the Butternut Bleu Cheese Mac and Cheese in the pullout …

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Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

In preparation for the arrival of the newest member of the DNCWWO household in early December, I'm compiling a list of recipes to freeze, as I'm sure I won't have much time for cooking once the baby arrives. I have a few favorites, but I wanted to test out some new recipes, too. I also …

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