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Strawberry-Rhubarb Endive Salad with Mint and Pine Nuts

May 6, 2014
Strawberry-Rhubarb Endive Salad with Mint and Pine Nuts

Did you know that May is National Salad month?  If you didn’t, don’t feel bad.  I didn’t either until my new friends  at California Endive and Driscoll’s clued me in and asked if they could help me celebrate.  Ummm, absolutely! And, thanks to them I just discovered my go-to dish for picnics, bbq’s and brunches this […]

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Sweet Potato Stacks

November 25, 2013
Sweet Potato Stacks are cooked in a muffin tin (with herb & cinnamon infused cream!) and make a great Thanksgiving side dish! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

I spent the end of last week mildly freaking out because I felt completely unprepared for Thanksgiving.  I had vague idea of what the menu would look like, but nothing concrete.  Doling out advice on planning,  prepping, decorating and cooking was a breeze.  Following my own advice, not so much. That was all remedied this […]

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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

November 18, 2013
Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

I spent most of this past weekend reminding myself that Thanksgiving has not yet happened.  You’d think this would be an easy thing to remember, right?!  I feel like I have one foot in Thanksgiving prep and one foot (possibly almost a full leg) in holiday baking and decorating. The thing is, as a food […]

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Sauteed Swiss Chard with Ginger

November 15, 2013
Sauteed Swiss Chard with Ginger

We all love mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, hearty casseroles and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes.  And don’t even get me started on dessert….you know you’re gonna have “just a sliver” of each kind of pie….and then go back for seconds!Like a lot of you, I’m all about indulging during the holidays!  I just can’t say no […]

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Coriander Roasted Rainbow Carrots

November 11, 2013
Coriander Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Let’s talk Thanksgiving sides. I think we can all agree that the side dishes are the best part of Thanksgiving, right?!  I know the turkey is meant to be the star of the show, but for me it plays more of a supporting role than anything else. Most years I fill my holiday menu with […]

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Slow Cooker Applesauce

October 11, 2013
This Slow Cooker Applesauce is the easiest, most delicious thing you will make all fall!  TheCornerKitchenBlog.com

 Bust our your slow cooker for the easiest, most delicious applesauce you will ever make! Well, I finally managed to put a dent in my apple haul from the other weekend!  As much as I’ve loved having a giant bowl of apples taking up space in the kitchen, it felt like a race trying to […]

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Freekeh Risotto with Mushrooms and Tarragon

September 11, 2013
Wholegrain freekeh makes a great (and healthy!) substitute for arborio rice. Try it in this Freekeh Risotto with Mushrooms and Tarragon! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com #freekeh

Try wholegrain freekeh, the “new” ancient grain, the next time you make risotto. So, let’s just dive right in to the elephant in the room….what the heck is freekeh?! First things first, it’s pronounced free-kah.  And, it’s an ancient grain, along with the likes of quinoa, amaranth, spelt, teff and kamut.  It’s a “new” ancient […]

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Tomato and Summer Squash Gratin

August 28, 2013
tomato and summer squash gratin

Looking for a way to use up all that squash and zucchini….this Tomato and Summer Squash Gratin makes a perfect late summer vegetarian side dish. Sometimes the word gratin totally turns me off.  It can be right up there with cream sauce.  I see it in a recipe title, and I run in the other […]

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Charred Corn Salad

August 23, 2013
charred corn salad

Filled with sweet summer corn, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, this Charred Corn Salad is perfect for all your late summer bbq’ing. Outside of blogging, I spent the majority of my free time this summer training for a half ironman.  For so long it seemed so far off, and now the race is just over […]

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Mint and Feta

August 9, 2013
Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Mint and Feta

This delicious summer salad combines thin ribbons of zucchini with toasted pine nuts, fresh mint and salty feta. I feel like I’ve been all over the map this week.  One day I’m walking through the Greenmarket, like a kid in a candy store, spending every last dollar in my wallet, loading my bag with sweet […]

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