Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower Cake

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My favorite cookbook of 2014 is “Plenty More” by Yotam Ottonlenghi. This dynamic, flavor-packed cookbook is WOW from the first page to the last. I drooled over every photo. The recipes are fresh and vibrant with an ethnic spin. It really made me rethink how to use vegetables. It is the perfect way to start the new year.

I have made this cauliflower cake recipe 5 times and have taken it to 4 parties. Don’t let the name cake fool you. It is a savory dish that resembles a frittata or crustless quiche and is served at room temperature, which makes it a natural for potlucks, picnics and parties. This cake is my current favorite recipe in Yotam’s latest cookbook. Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Recipes of 2014

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Another delicious year has come to a close so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support throughout the year. I appreciate your comments, emails, Instagram and Facebook likes, shares and pins.

Wishing you a happy, healthy & scrumptious 2015! Continue Reading →

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Poblanos Stuffed with Goat Cheese Mashed DYPs

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I recently found red poblano peppers at my local farmers’ market. I could not believe my good fortune in finding these beautiful peppers that are color coordinated for Christmas because they come in red and green!

Poblanos peppers are great for stuffing since the inside is spacious. And since the ripened red poblano is hotter than the less ripe, green ones, you can do both and your guests can choose according to their heat preference.DYP Cookbook| She Paused 4 Thought

Poblanos have a flavor reminiscent of a mildly spiced-up bell pepper, which compliments a variety of stuffing from meat to cheese or my new favorite – Dutch Yellow Potatoes (DYP)

This fiery recipe comes from Melissa’s Produce latest cookbook DYPs The Perfect Everyday Potato CookbookThere are 154 recipes, grouped according to the four seasons of the year, incorporating the seasonal harvests to enhance, support and combine with the DYP.

Today’s Recipe:

I like to char my peppers on my cooktop, but you can also do it in the oven, either way, grill the peppers for 5 minutes on each side, or until they are charred. Continue Reading →

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Dutch Yellow Potato Coconut Fudge

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Potatoes…can we ever get enough of them? Considering that the average American eats about 126 pounds of potatoes each year, I dare say not. There are more than 5,000 varieties of this delectable tuber worldwide to fall in love with, but today I am narrowing it down to one, the Dutch Yellow Potato (DYP).

If I ever doubted the endless possibilities of the mighty potato, my faith has been renewed thanks to a new cookbook called DYP’s The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook from Melissa’s Produce. Continue Reading →

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Easy Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel | She Paused 4 Thought When I was growing up my mother used to make the most amazing apple strudel. It has been years since I have tasted this fall treat with apples picked right off the tree in our backyard. When I was back in Iowa last month I made my mother dig deep into her memory banks and teach me how to make it. It tasted as good if not better than I remembered it. I knew this recipe was a keeper, so the best way to remember something is to teach it to someone else. Fortunately for me, I had two willing participants. Apple Strudel | She Paused 4 Thought My niece Liz and my most adorable and energetic great niece Halle were up to the task. They completed the mission with excellent results. Continue Reading →

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