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Seared scallops

Wow, almost three months since the last post! You are owed an explanation (see end of post!).

Tonight, I made seared scallops, partly because they’re so easy to make and partly because we just got back from a week at North Carolina’s Outer Banks and wanted to hang on to that vacation feeling just a little while longer.

Start with three-quarters of a pound of Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala

Well, winter finally arrived in the Washington DC area with a bang this week — wet icy snow that turned into rock-hard chunks with the below-freezing temperatures over the past couple of days. Perfect time, though, for comfort food dishes, right?

I recently made Chicken Marsala for Continue reading

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Swedish Dreams

I first encountered Swedish Dreams many years ago when I spent a summer in Sweden and took a cooking class with a local chef. They’re delightful cookies for the Christmas season or any time, really, and are wonderful served with coffee or hot tea. And they’re simple to make!


This recipe is a modified Americanized version of the Swedish recipe I still have, with a little less sugar and Continue reading

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