Julia’s Crêpes

The first time I ever ate a crêpe was on my honeymoon two years ago in St. Martin.  The Hubs and I were lucky enough to have been given the use of a bridesmaid’s timeshare as a wedding gift (Thank you RG!) and we quickly fell in love with the island’s food, white sand beaches, …

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Mussels in White Wine Broth

Ok, so ever since our trip to Traverse City a few summers ago, I’ve been craving the mussels from North Peak Brewery.  The North Peak’s mussels were so good we asked for three helpings of bread just to sop up the amazingly flavorful broth at the bottom of the bowl.  At our third request for …

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Roasted Garlic

An amazing thing happens to garlic when you roast it at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  It transforms into a creamy, mellowed, caramelized, spreadable treat!  So simple and savory, your guests will think you’ve slaved for hours over this appetizer.  Spread it on a french baguette or crackers and serve with a glass of Chardonnay. …

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Flaky Pie Crust

Pie dough… I had so many failures with trying to make homemade pie dough that I eventually stopped self-sabotaging and regressed to buying the red box of Pillsbury dough in the frozen section of the grocer.  That is, until, my friend Kathryn showed me the way!  She held a little pie dough making class for …

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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Galette

We have tomatoes coming out of our ears!  Finally, the fruit we’ve been patiently waiting for since MARCH is forthcoming!  I wanted to try a new tomato recipe, and I truly can’t remember, but it was either a magazine or blog post or probably both where I kept bumping into galettes.  A galette is a …

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