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Author Archives: velikova

Dutch Oven Bread

I tested a no-knead Dutch oven bread recipe. The dough rose overnight in the fridge and then I baked it in the oven in a cast iron pot with a lid. Smells good! via PressSync

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At the movies …

This past week, I went to the theater and saw A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Can You Ever Forgive Me? All of the were great flicks I can highly recommend!

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November at home …

My friends got hit with a larger-than-expected November snowstorm. I must admit, I kind of miss the snow!

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Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

Smoky Roasted Chickpeas These crunchy chickpeas will serve you well as both a snack and a crunchy, protein- and fiber-rich topping for salads. They’ll stay crisp in an airtight container for up to a week; just be sure to cook them until they’re just shy of burning for the crunchiest results. Ingredients 1 (15-oz.) can … Continue reading »

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Winter is coming ….

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Simple Tomato Salad with Capers and Parsley

Simple Tomato Salad with Capers and Parsley When tomatoes are at their peak, don’t stand in their way. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds mixed ripe tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed 1 anchovy fillet, rinsed and minced 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ … Continue reading »

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True ….

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BBQ Chicken Twice-Baked Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Twice-Baked Potatoes Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken ½ c. barbecue sauce, plus more for serving 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ small red onion, thinly sliced into quarter moons 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced 1 c. shredded smoked … Continue reading »

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Secret Santa Sew-a-long

Trying to catch up! via PressSync

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A sure sign you aren’t mentally convinced about the yumminess of hard boiled eggs – peel and immediately place in compost bin. via PressSync

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