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Q: What did I make on December 14, 2017 you ask?

A: I baked a spectacular Gingerbread Cake Roll topped with Eggnog Whipped Cream.

Here’s where you can find all the recipes I’ve made since February, 2011. Admittedly, even I’m impressed by that.   

DESTINATION: PARIS

DESTINATION: PARIS

As you’re reading this, I’m in Aspen about to board a flight to Paris. This week I drove back to snowy Colorado, dumped my belongings and grabbed a packed suitcase labeled France. Yep, the gypsy thing. Still living it. Note also, only one suitcase. Chupe de Quinoa...

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PERFECT PASTA & PUDDING CHÔMEUR

PERFECT PASTA & PUDDING CHÔMEUR

PUDDING CHÔMEUR This post has it all. And, why not? I was happy writing it. I am even happier to share with you. True, we are bouncing from here to there to everywhere but ending with two fabulous recipes you can pull together this weekend. PASTA with CABBAGE, WINTER...

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HOLIDAYS OVER. HELLO REALITY.

HOLIDAYS OVER. HELLO REALITY.

What’s a good thing to do after walking into the house, leaving your frenetic day at the doorstep? One answer could be go directly to the kitchen, fill the pasta pot with salted water and get it boiling. With that one gesture, a mid-week meal for 2, a family, even a...

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HERE’S to a NEW DECADE

HERE’S to a NEW DECADE

WELL DONE, YOU SWEET & SMOKY ROASTED CARROTS Countdown to 2020. Five days until we step into a new decade. If nothing else the 2010’s have been for me about what I can’t control. That’s terribly uncomfortable on so many levels but, as I understand, it's called...

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HOLIDAYS BRAKE for SHRIMP TACOS

HOLIDAYS BRAKE for SHRIMP TACOS

Scrumptious Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream, Salsa, & Avocado Mash Here’s the thing about this week’s blog. I need to step back from gingerbread, cheese balls, eggnog and other seasonal-related flavors For. Just. One. Meal. While you won’t find an ounce of...

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IT’S FINE, STUFF YOURSELF

IT’S FINE, STUFF YOURSELF

MAGNIFICENT PLATES by MADDY WEBER O'CONNELL Let’s just put it out there … one week. Thanksgiving. Followed closely by our December holidays nipping at its heels. APPLE CUSTARD CRISP by DORIE GREENSPAN Light-bulb moment: Promise yourself, right now and out loud, to...

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4 RECIPES = INSTANT GRATIFICATION = APPLAUSE

4 RECIPES = INSTANT GRATIFICATION = APPLAUSE

MISO-GLAZED SALMON For someone who doesn’t like to cook, my friend, Deb Overeynder, certainly knows the way around her kitchen. Whatever she makes, she goes big, at least doubling the recipe. That’s why I often get a text, “Mary, do you feel like chicken enchiladas...

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MILANESE = BREADED & SAUTÉED

MILANESE = BREADED & SAUTÉED

CHICKEN and SALAD MILANESE STYLE STORIES from THE GANT Last Sunday afternoon Paul, a bellmen here at The Gant, came up to the condo to help me move furniture. During our conversation he mentioned making dinner for friends the night before. “What did you serve?” I...

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CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES for the WIN

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES for the WIN

GIRL POWER - So much to share this week. Let’s go…..My California granddaughters, Clara (L) and Emma, are 16 and 18. For nine years of their lives, Michael and I lived nearby, seeing them often. After he died and I moved home to Aspen, everything changed. My one...

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Palindrome Week Panzanella

Palindrome Week Panzanella

FRIDAY the THIRTEENTH According to The Old Farmer's Almanac and who doesn’t have a copy of that hanging out on the kitchen counter, if you’re superstitious, be wary. Tomato, Peach & Arugula Panzanella COOKtheBOOKFRIDAYS, the thirteenth of September and a Harvest...

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NO KIDDING: YOU MUST BAKE THIS

NO KIDDING: YOU MUST BAKE THIS

NEWSFLASH: SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH It needs to be said. Summer arrived, lingered a bit and in the blink of an eye, vamoosed. Or, so it seems. I’ve spent the last week dealing with that. And, you? We're all cutting our herbs and flowers before the first frost....

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MEET-UP: THATSKINNYCHICKCANBAKE

MEET-UP: THATSKINNYCHICKCANBAKE

Mini-Palisades Peach Quick Bread Writing today’s post makes me happy and quite nostalgic. This summer marks six years since returning to Aspen to this comfy Gant condo where, I assured the front office executives, I would live ‘a year or two.’ Funny how that happens,...

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