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A Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

Duo Dishes Grilled Turkey bottom

It may be obvious to you, but if not, it should go without saying that Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday! A whole day devoted to eating specialty dishes, family recipes, and seasonal foods—how could this not be the best day ever? Just hearing the word “Thanksgiving” brings to the surface memories of specific smells, table settings, and, most prominently, tastes. For us, different childhood memories pop-up of nibbling on the “crusty” edges of mom’s baked mac and cheese, or licking the wire beaters from the electric mixer clean after they whipped together the sweet potato casserole. Of course, equally important as the food is the company. On this glorious holiday, you not only get to devour a massive meal, but you get to do it with the people you love. Again, it just may be the best day ever!
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Cookies & Bars

Holidays are Here Again

Spiced Walnut & Maple Cream Cake-Duo Dishes

‘Tis the season for making cakes. It’s time for gatherings with friends and family, hot cocoa, cold weather and sweet treats. That’s where cake comes in. The fall is our favorite time to kick back at home and bake, bake, bake. It’s the best time to fill your home with the smells, flavors and warmth of cookies, pies and cakes. We’ve made several different versions of this butterless, flourless cake before, and we’re sharing another one that would be perfect for your next cool fall day.
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Treading the Fine Line Part 2

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

A couple of days ago, we proposed the idea of recipe adaptations and just how far we can stretch the word.  Looks like many people find recipes as a means to an end, and however you interpret that recipe doesn’t matter.  It’s what you end up with that can be your own, although giving credit where credit is due remains key and important.  In the end, recipes are meant to be adopted and then adapted!

Well we said there would be a part two to that post, so here it is.  We first saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen less than a month ago, and knew we just had to give it a try.  It was colorful, fresh and chock full of the staples we normally keep in the kitchen.  But of course we made a few changes and additions!  Like swapping a main star for one of our favorite vegetables, adding another layer of crunch, pumping up the color green, using a thicker dressing and sprinkling in additional seasonings. Who’s to say if it was any better or worse than the original, but what we did create was hands down delish.   And when it comes to cooking, that’s all that matters.

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