Kabocha Squash At The Farmer’s Market

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What a privilege it is to live in Northern California and have access to the farmer’s market year round. I am even more fortunate to have an organic farmer’s market within two miles from my home, rain or shine every Tuesday.  We have had more “rain” than “shine” as of late. I kept seeing this squash called kabocha show up …

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Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

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Although made from scratch pancakes and waffles are hard to beat I have found a mix that can hold it’s own to homemade! Hodson Mill Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix is full of flavor and fiber. My daughter and I saw it at the grocery store and decided to try it. The waffles crisp up nicely and they …

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Creamy Parmesan Orzo

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With toasted pine nuts, fresh parmesan cheese and basil this is my kind of comfort food. Even though we are only a family of four, I have to double this recipe in order to have enough left overs to go around.  You must make this  with the herbed chicken piccata but it is also delicious with Italian turkey sausages or a …

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Herbed Chicken Piccata

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This is one of those recipes that is in our regular dinner rotation. I have been making it since about 2004 and the only tweaking I did was to add capers and sub butter for the margarine.  It is easy enough for a weeknight meal but fancy enough to entertain with. I pair it with Cooking Lights Creamy Parmesan Orzo and …

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Berries and Oats

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For our 25th wedding anniversary we stayed in San Francisco at the St Francis and I had the most incredible cold oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast. That was 5 years ago and I still salivate just thinking about that muesli mix. This is a combo I can eat every day for breakfast, lunch or …

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