The year of the hasselback

Sooo, is it just me or does anyone else think these things were everywhere this year? Honestly, I had never even heard of a hasselback potato (and apparently neither has windows live writer based on the red squiggly it’s giving me every time I type it) until becoming obsessed with foodgawker and tastespotting earlier this…

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Polenta squares with mushroom ragu

Every year the same thing happens. My imagination conjures up some over the top, sequin studded, champagne sipping, New Year’s eve party. I fantasize about fancy passed hors d’oeuvres on silver platters and wearing heels in the kitchen. Then reality strikes and I realize I’m not Carrie Bradshaw (although she would never be cooking on…

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Pumped up kale salad with hummus dressing

Don’t take offense to this but, I’m betting you could use a salad right about now. Am I right? Today marks day 3 of cookie detox and I think I’m finally getting back to the point of maybe wanting something sweet later on. It only took a whole head of kale, 1.5 pounds of mushrooms…

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Raw cherry chocolate hazelnut balls

This WIAW post definitely crept up on me. Short weeks are awesome in that kind of way. I’m expecting one of two things on all the WIAW posts today, either an excessive amount of cookies and sweets as people try to finish them up or, incredibly clean, detox kind of foods for those of us…

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Eggnog breakfast bake

If you’re anything like me, you have leftover eggnog in the fridge right now that you have no idea what to do with. Usually, I buy it for an intense craving right before Christmas, take a few sips and then declare myself “over it” for the next year with almost an entire pint left. A…

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