Val’s Masala Chai…

My friend Valerie brought homemade Chai tea to a little get together once and it was to-die-for! Recently, I got ahold of the recipe and cannot wait to try it out on one of these frigid January days. Masala Chai Recipe: (serves 2) 1 1/2 c. water 1 inch cinnamon stick 8 cardamom pods 8

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Yowzers thats a lot of Eggplant!

Tonight’s mission: Figure out what to do with all of the eggplant in my fridge before its too late. Recipe #1: Grilled Eggplant slices (for atop salads or sandwiches) (courtesy of Giada, love you girl!)  3 tablespoons olive oil 7 Japanese eggplant, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch wide slices 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 3 ounces goat

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Sunday Night Dinner – “BFD”

Wintertime in our house equals BFD more often than not.  What is BFD, you might ask?  BREAKFAST FOR DINNER! So, instead of eating waffles with Mrs. Buttersworth every night (believe me, it could easily happen in our house), we opted tonight for the healthier version of BFD – Crustless Quiche. Crustless Quiche Recipe: 1 cup

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Grapefruit Upside Down Cake

Today’s snow day brought some lovely house guests and an inventive new (almost, Martha Stewart has already tried it, surprise surprise!) Recipe for Grapefruit Upside Down Cake. The bright pink / orange color the grapefruit makes this cake quite bright and sunny on a snowy day and the juice from the fruit makes the cake

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What to do with aging grapefruit?

In December, I impulsively bought a crate of grapefruits for charity from one of my students….they are STILL in the fridge and starting to look a little less fresh and delicious.  So my friend Helen (another victim of the charity selling grapefruits) recommended that I make a Grapefruit Yogurt Cake (Ina Garten’s recipe featured on

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